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Open Source for Enterprise: Architecting Digital Change.

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Digital is a strategic competency, not just another channel for your company marketing message.
How can your company use the nature of Open Source as a strategy to cope with change.

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Open Source for Enterprise: Architecting Digital Change.

  1. 1. Open source for enterprise Architecting Digital Change: Use open source as a strategy to cope with constant change 26 June 2014
  2. 2. A little bit about me David Burgess, UK CEO at Reading Room 12 years experience at Reading Room using open source and proprietary software. Including some of the UK’s most prominent, secure and high traffic sites on an open platform.
  3. 3. Old reactions to open source 1. Security 2. Stability 3. Supportability 4. Availability
  4. 4. Topics looking forward 1. Change challenge 2. Understand the background to open source – beyond “free” 3. Where open source fits into the change challenge
  5. 5. The change challenge
  6. 6. Internet and web a huge disruptive force for change The change challenge
  7. 7. Needs to be recognised that digital is a strategic competency, rather than another channel The change challenge
  8. 8. Ignoring this subtle difference is critical The change challenge
  9. 9. The change isn’t going to slow down The change challenge
  10. 10. How do we cope with this? 1. We have to recognise we can’t plan for change 2. Need to embrace change as a constant factor 3. Don’t plan for change in your organisation, plan for your organisation to change The change challenge
  11. 11. Where does open source fit?
  12. 12. The fact that open source is free is great, but there is more to it than that Understand the background to open source beyond “free”
  13. 13. Open source built on change Understand the background to open source beyond “free”
  14. 14. Changing software wasn’t always easy Understand the background to open source beyond “free”
  15. 15. No scope to play, just use as intended Understand the background to open source beyond “free”
  16. 16. Geographically limited Understand the background to open source beyond “free”
  17. 17. The internet has come a long way Understand the background to open source beyond “free”
  18. 18. Against all odds.... and conventional wisdom and economics Understand the background to open source beyond “free”
  19. 19. 60% of all web services run on open source Understand the background to open source beyond “free” Source: http://w3techs.com
  20. 20. Now there are huge communities changing & developing based on needs Understand the background to open source beyond “free”
  21. 21. So in a quickly changing world, community driven software can only be good Understand the background to open source beyond “free”
  22. 22. Apple making noises about ‘open’ Understand the background to open source beyond “free”
  23. 23. Where open source fits in to the change challenge
  24. 24. It’s no sliver bullet to these challenges, but it can help Where open source fits in to change challenge
  25. 25. There’s organisational agility and then there’s agile projects Where open source fits in to change challenge
  26. 26. Project agility – Change the way you run a project Where open source fits in to change challenge
  27. 27. Traditional way of planning a tech project Where open source fits in to change challenge
  28. 28. A large capital investment needs a larger plan for a greater return Where open source fits in to change challenge
  29. 29. Traditional technology planning doesn’t work Where open source fits in to change challenge
  30. 30. Take away the price tag..... Where open source fits in to change challenge
  31. 31. You can discover what is needed by trying it and proving it works, bit by bit Where open source fits in to change challenge
  32. 32. You can afford to play, innovate and test within your project because the cost of change is lower Where open source fits in to change challenge
  33. 33. Get access to a huge amount of creative: 349 different modules using Twitter Where open source fits in to change challenge
  34. 34. All of the above create project flexibility Where open source fits in to change challenge
  35. 35. Create organisational agility? Where open source fits in to change challenge
  36. 36. Be ready to start a project: Being able to start a project tomorrow because of open access to tech is liberating Where open source fits in to change challenge
  37. 37. Use projects to discover, as well as to deliver something Where open source fits in to change challenge
  38. 38. Flexibility needs skills Where open source fits in to change challenge
  39. 39. Project agility and organisational flexibility will mean that there will be a rise in the use of open source in an Enterprise environment Where open source fits in to change challenge
  40. 40. 3 key points to takeaway 1. Use the nature of open source as a strategy to cope with constant change 2. Understand the greater value in the nature of open source software than just the lack of a price tag. 3. Use open source to help create organisational agility

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