« The New Storage Buyer | Main | The Future Of Storage Data Services »

January 23, 2014

Comments

Jahammonds Prost

Bam! This post resonates very well Chuck. I may not have Architect in my job title, but it's one of the hats that I wear. Maybe Enterprise Visionary might be a good title too - trying to drive organization IT forward, sometimes despite management.

Kurt Milne

Great post Chuck. On your basic thesis - PWC just published global CEO survey. Something like the "3rd platform" idea was ranked #1 driver of change - above #2 demographics shifts and #3 globalization.

When the power of digitization beats the disruptive power of retiring baby boomers and global immigrant flows - you know it is a powerful force.

Maybe Spider Man was speaking to enterprise architects when he sai - "with great power comes great responsibility".

Jason Blyth

Spot on Chuck,
Echoing the poster above I think you described the current set of challenges well. Trying to bring about change seems like a mix of salesman, counsellor and cat herder. How do you align stakeholders within organisations when often the chiefs have conflicting and competing key performance drivers?

Amber

I agree with the others -- great post! What an exciting, yet challenging time we're going through with all of these technological changes!

ParkerCloud

Thanks Chuck appreciate this.I like the point about patience, I refer to the level of patience needed as relentless patience, kind of an oxymoron

like this also "I frequently hear the same thing: coming up with a workable architecture isn’t particularly difficult. Implementing it — and getting the organization to adopt it — is where the really heavy lifting takes place"

The comments to this entry are closed.

Chuck Hollis


  • Chuck Hollis
    Chief Strategist, VMware SAS BU
    @chuckhollis

    Chuck has recently joined VMware in a new role, and is quite enthused!

    Previously, he was with EMC for 18 years, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Holliston, MA with his wife, three kids and four dogs when he's not travelling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.
Enter your Email:
Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz

General Housekeeping

  • Frequency of Updates
    I try and write something new 1-2 times per week; less if I'm travelling, more if I'm in the office. Hopefully you'll find the frequency about right!
  • Comments and Feedback
    All courteous comments welcome. TypePad occasionally puts comments into the spam folder, but I'll fish them out. Thanks!