Business Scenario: Open Platform 3.0™ – Requirements

 

These are the requirements identified by this Business Scenario.

Use of Technologies

Open Platform 3.0 must provide access to technologies including the following, and ensure that enterprises can use them to obtain useful business results:

  • Social media
  • Mobile devices
  • Cloud computing
  • Data analytics
  • Sensors and controls

Solution Development

Open Platform 3.0 must:

  • Enable rapid assembly, configuration, and operation of functional and cost-effective solutions by IT-aware business users
  • Enable development and integration of solutions by IT specialists

Solution Characteristics

The solutions produced by end users and specialists must support business operations, interoperate with each other, and enable Boundaryless Information Flow.

The solutions produced by end users and specialists must be able to:

  • Use data obtained from enterprise internal sources, social media, sensors, and stored in cloud data stores and enterprise databases
  • Use cloud services to process data
  • Analyze very large amounts of data
  • Analyze very complex data, including data with multiple syntaxes, data with multiple semantic bases, and data with unknown semantics
  • Use controls to change the environment
  • Display meaningful information to users

Ease-of-Use

Open Platform 3.0 must be easy to understand and use, and must make the underlying technology easy to understand and use, by typical business users.

Identity and Access Management

Open Platform 3.0 must support the management of digital identities and roles, and the assignment of roles to identities. It must:

  • Enable users to authenticate themselves as having their digital identities
  • Enable information and service providers to restrict access to information and services to particular roles or particular identities
  • Provide means of protecting the IPR of information and service providers

Quality of Service

Open Platform 3.0 must support applications, utilities, and services that have standard non-functional and supportability attributes, and must support measurement and tracking of those attributes.

Quality of Data

Open Platform 3.0 must support applications, utilities, and services that have standard data quality attributes, and must support measurement and tracking of those attributes.

Portability

Open Platform 3.0 must provide an environment in which:

  • Customer organizations can choose freely between system and service providers, and can combine products and services from different providers.
  • Choice of a particular system does not lock a customer in to its vendor for extensions or additions.

Governance

Open Platform 3.0 must enable governance so that:

  • Compliance officers can enforce compliance to regulation and corporate standards of operation.
  • Architects can monitor conformance to Enterprise Architecture.

An enterprise must be able to apply governance at the depth that is appropriate to it, noting that some things in a shared data environment will be outside its control.