Designs on the Future

A clear, compelling vision of the future state of a company's information systems is mandatory before justifying major expenditures on software and outside services, and committing additional substantial company resources to achieve that vision.  Within the broad scope of Collaborative Product Commerce (CPC), converting visions into reality demands a fresh perspective on planning techniques.  The most common of all these techniques are As-Is and To-Be systems design processes.  The As-Is process maps and documents current systems.  The To-Be describes - in general terms - the desired future state of information systems.  There are several approaches to these activities.  One popular approach is to conduct an As-Is mapping effort as a prerequisite to developing the To-Be scenarios ...

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