Blog | Apr 5, 2013
Organizational Velocity of Change - Organizations have made strategic decisions and substantial investment in people, process and technology. Strategic investments have traditionally focused on business process efficiency, increased responsiveness to customer demand, real-time information requirements, competitor landscape and compliance. As organizations respond to such complexities, several interesting patterns emerge.
Why organizational diversity causes information silos.
Organizations have made significant investment in application software designed to support and improve one or more critical business processes. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Supply-Chain Management (SCM) business application platforms often coexist with legacy applications supporting other business areas. While organizations strategically attempt to standardize applications and processes, most have not successfully reached this end goal. As a consequence, most organizations remain disconnected and in silos at least in part. An information silo is considered logically correlated but physically it is not. Further investments are made to focus on Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and Data Integration (DI) platforms which serve to establish and maintain a connected process and information environment.