Derek Miers

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Derek serves Enterprise Architecture Professionals. He is an internationally recognized expert in business process management (BPM) and organizational transformation. He has worked in this area for more than 20 years, dealing with major brands, governmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Derek's research focuses on the methods, approaches, frameworks, tools, techniques, and technologies of business architecture; BPM; business process improvement; business transformation; and organizational change. He places special emphasis on an outcome-based, customer-focused approach.

Previous Work Experience

Derek is a well-known keynote speaker and chair of major EA conferences. As co-chair of BPMI.org, he helped merge the organization with the Object Management Group (OMG).

Education

Derek completed the Early Growth Program at London Business School.

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  • Infrastructure & Operations
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Evaluate New Converged Infrastructures To Underpin The Software-Defined Data Center

    The Next Evolution Of IT Infrastructure For Supporting Fully Virtualized Environments Takes A Storage-Centric Approach

    The transformation of virtual computing environments into fully software-defined data centers is disrupting the architecture of the underlying physical infrastructure. The recent wave of converged...

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    Report:Use Context To Drive A Seamless UC&C Service Layer

    Vision: The Communications And Collaboration Infrastructure Playbook

    Increasing consumerization of IT and advances in both cloud technologies and deployment models tremendously affect the enterprise not simply on how we communicate but where, when, and on what kind of...

    • Downloads: 305
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Disaster Recovery Exercises Fall Short Of The Finish Line

    It's Time To Get Back In Shape With These 10 Tips For Improved Drills

    If you woke up tomorrow and someone or something compelled you to run a marathon, how would you fare? It's highly doubtful that you would successfully run the 26.2 miles without months of training,...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Private Cloud Solutions, Q2 2011

    Five Solution Types To Choose From For Advancing Virtualization Maturity

    Over the past year, client inquiry questions have evolved from "What is cloud?" to "What vendors should I consider?" This market overview examines the landscape of vendors providing solutions...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Corporate Desktop Operating System And Browser Trends, Q2 2010 To Q2 2011

    I&O Execs Need To Prepare For Heterogeneous Environments As They Plan Their Next-Generation Desktop Strategies

    Most infrastructure and operations (I&O) managers are in the late planning stage or early deployment phase of their next-generation desktop. This long overdue transformation will introduce...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Setting The IT Service Desk On Fire

    Learn How To Dramatically Increase Customer Experience From Others

    For many organizations, customer experience surveys of the IT service desk are already in place. However, if customer experience scores are at unacceptable levels, knowing what and how to change can...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Public IaaS Clouds, Q4 2011, Part 1

    How To Sift Through The Cloud Washing And Uncover True Value

    While cloud computing is still in the early adopter phase, you're under executive pressure to develop a cloud strategy. And it's up to you to sort through the cloud washing and not only understand...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals: Client Virtualization, Q3 2012

    Burdened With Consumerization Pressures, I&O Turns To Client Virtualization To Deliver Flexible Workforce Computing

    Over the past decade, seemingly every new year promised to be the year for client virtualization. But the market never exploded the way vendors and media predicted. Instead, I&O professionals viewed...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Data Center Networking Solutions, Q1 2012

    The Data Center Networking Solutions Mimic I&O's Virtualization Maturity

    Over the past year, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals have focused their enterprise networking efforts on readying network infrastructure to support virtualization, consolidation,...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:A Big Boom In The Videoconferencing Market Awaits In Asia

    Vendors Capitalize On An Exponential Increase In Videoconferencing Demand

    Videoconferencing will emerge as the preferred mode of communication. Asia Pacific leads the global market with more implementations planned in the next 12 months and beyond than Europe or North...

    • Downloads: 242
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Case Study: PostNL Delivers On BYOD

    Network Investments And VDI Adoption Enable Deployment

    Talk about bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and most I&O professionals immediately think about access control for an onslaught of unauthorized devices, from laptops to smartphones to tablets. However,...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:State Of Enterprise Disaster Recovery Preparedness, Q2 2011

    Five Trends In Disaster Recovery Preparedness, 2007 Through 2010

    Advancements in virtualization, hardware performance, and efficiency have given infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders a wealth of options for delivering great services faster and more cheaply...

    • Downloads: 628
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The CCI Market Is Poised For Growth

    Benchmarks: The Communications And Collaboration Infrastructure Playbook

    This report provides IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals with strategic benchmarks to compare their communications and collaboration infrastructure budgets, priorities, motivations,...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Blockbuster Deals Reshape The Storage World

    2010 Storage Acquisitions Yield Three Lessons Learned For I&O To Apply To 2011 Storage Strategies

    Acquisitions have long been a part of the storage vendor landscape. But 2010 and the first part of 2011 saw an explosion of huge deals from almost every storage vendor. There are few independent...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Client Management Suites, Q2 2012

    Symantec And CA Technologies Lead, With LANDesk Software, IBM, And Microsoft Close Behind

    In Forrester's 62-criteria evaluation of client management suite vendors, we identified the 10 significant solution providers in this category — BMC Software, CA, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM,...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Server Virtualization Predictions For 2013

    The Battle Moves To The Management Layer

    I&O pros continue to rank the drive to improve IT infrastructure consolidation, availability, and agility — driven by virtualization — as a top priority. With nearly six in 10...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Workload And Process Automation Must Converge

    The Next Stage In I&O Industrialization Requires Building An Integrated Automation Management Layer

    Until now, workload automation and run book automation — followed by solutions aimed at automating specific I&O processes — appeared as separate avenues. Today, workload automation uses...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Oracle Versus HP: Customers Lose; Oracle And x86 Linux Vendors Win

    Oracle's Actions Punish Customers And Drive Migration To Linux

    Vendor acquisitions and strategy shifts continue to disrupt the world of enterprise IT. Few, however, have been as disruptive and one-sided in their impact as the recent decision by Oracle to...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:RFP Template For Software Asset Management Solutions

    This template is intended to provide a starting point for thinking about sections to include in an RFP for software asset management (SAM) solutions. This template should be viewed as an...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:I&O Leaders: Engage Employees For Successful Tablet And Mobile App Adoption In 2013

    Forrester data continues to show employee demand for business ready smartphones, tablets, and mobile applications. This presentation walks you through our data and provides insight into how your...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Back Up Your Critical Cloud Data Before It's Too Late

    Cloud-To-Cloud Backup Emerges As A Practical Option For Cloud Data Protection

    For years, it has been standard practice to back up your critical data. You store several copies locally for operational recovery and send copies off-site (electronically or physically) for disaster...

    • Downloads: 134
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:What The Evolution Of Cloud Storage Means For I&O

    Over the last few years, the capabilities and reach of cloud storage services have evolved rapidly, with many organizations expressing interest in storage-as-a-service. With or without the support of...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Service Catalog Case Study: Fife Council's Journey To Customer Service Excellence

    Service Catalog As A Strategic Control Point For Business, Government, And Community

    Fife Council is a unitary authority with an IT department responsible for providing services and support to both its business and the community of Fife, Scotland, totaling over 385,000 people. This...

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    Report:An Infrastructure Can Only Be As Efficient As DNS, DHCP, And IP Address Management

    I&O Should Focus Its Energies On DDI Operations, Not Development

    When was the last time you heard of a company building its own personal computers for its employees? Cobbling together hard drives, CPUs, memory, and operating systems is not cost-effective or a core...

    • Downloads: 483
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Cisco Acquires Whiptail: A Flashy Entrance Into The Storage Landscape

    Flash Array Technology Opens Up Database, HPC, And Virtualization Opportunities For Cisco

    On September 10, 2013, Cisco Systems announced the acquisition of flash array startup Whiptail for $415 million in cash. With this important deal, Cisco enters the storage market. In the near term,...

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