Platform Vision

by MG

At Advaiya, we have enormous opportunities to observe,  analyze and influence how businesses use technology. These experiences, coupled with our unifying thought approach, have lead to crystallization of many ‘patterns’ allowing us to view enterprise information technology in a uniquely harmonious manner. Platform Vision attempts to surface some such insights.

The Platform Vision is also a framework enabling a very practical way to classify, assess and plan technology and knowledge assets. As such, this facilitates a seamless enterprise architecture approach for business value. The trick here has been to build a perspective which is not based on typical application silos (horizontal or vertical or any of their specific combination) but on specific business benefits that any piece of bundle of technology has potential to bring.

Thus, we identified over-arching technology patterns and their various component patterns. We set out to develop required approaches which can result in unifying the component patterns, unlocking the business value. We analyze the relationships—the dependencies and synergies—between these patterns to bring about one unified view of IT, regardless of umpteen applications, vendors or departments.

The value in this is enormous. The framework can be applied with ease, progressively or directly, at any level, that is, for a specific implementation, applications, their bundle or entire enterprise. The inherent knowledge base allows assessment from the point of view of value to business. It helps in identifying cost-effective steps forward towards a definable technology future.