Business Ecology Initiative Releases New Podcast Featuring Aleks Buterman, SenseAgility Group on Decoding Business/IT Unity

Jun 30, 2010, 09:50 ET from OMG (Object Management Group)

NEEDHAM, Mass., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- OMG™ today announced that a podcast and slide deck of the presentation by Aleks Buterman, Principal and Technology Investment Management Advisor at SenseAgility Group, on "Decoding Business/IT Unity" recorded at the Business Ecology® Initiative (BEI) Symposium in Jacksonville, FL in March are now available. To access the podcast, visit



Utilizing a case study approach, Mr. Buterman spoke of classic and newly identified failure patterns associated with enterprise technology investment. Buterman's case studies extend beyond initial delivery, to focus on real-world challenges of product, program and business sustainment brought on by unanticipated customer and business unit demand, organizational change and insufficient architectural investment.

For preventive and corrective measures, Buterman advocates a capability portfolio approach to bring complexity to a manageable level. The capability portfolio approach considers four dimensions: business, technology, organization and risk. Buterman emphasized the need to apply business discipline, particularly risk assessment and management, throughout business-technology lifecycles.

Amplifying Buterman's findings was a special videoconference guest appearance from a vice president at a large Fortune 500 Financial Services firm.  

To hear Mr. Buterman's entire presentation, download the 41-minute podcast and accompanying slide presentation at To read more about this podcast or to share your views, visit the BEI Blog

About the Business Ecology Initiative

The Business Ecology® Initiative provides education, advocacy and member programs to enable organizations to achieve Business Ecology success, employ Actionable Architecture™, and carve a path to business-IT integration. Associated with BEI are Communities of Practice (CoP) for several Business Ecology enablers, including BPM/SOA, CyberSecurity, Event Processing and Green CIO. The CoPs are advocacy groups comprised of practitioners, service providers and technology vendors, dedicated to promoting the business value, and enabling the successful adoption, of specific, key business-technology strategies, by the Global 1000, major government agencies and mid-market businesses.

Organizations interested in the BEI or in joining a Community of Practice should visit the website, or email for more information.

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