I’ve blogged elsewhere about my dismay at fads in IT: “Enterprise Architecture”, and “Big Data” being a couple that I may have mentioned. Today I am recording what I think is going to be the next big fad, but one that I believe is becoming increasingly necessary.
I’ll name it now rather than keep you in suspense for any longer … “Orchestration”
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OK, I freely admit it isn’t the most original of titles being a paraphrase of the title of John Seddon’s book. Now I have to admit that I have this book on my bookshelf, and I occasionally pick it up and skim, but there is something about it I can’t yet appreciate and so I remain ambivalent to it.
No, the reason for the title of this post is because at the moment I’m very much involved with looking at the future in two different, but interconnected, areas.
Firstly I am doing some work on the skills we will need in the future for delivering IT in partnership with a gentleman called Rajeev Bhardwaj, by day an Enterprise Architect but also a cartoonist who keeps his artwork hidden away on his blog.
Secondly I am looking at scenarios for business models in ICT as we increasingly use cloud services, and new ways of deriving information.
What is becoming very clear is that where responsibility lies is becoming an emergent challenge of these wider changes, but behind that simple statement lies a lot of complexity that can’t be ignored