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Although they might not always be immediately obvious to the outsider, the value of Enterprise Architects to EAs and even many CIOs is clear. The practice has long been one of the best drivers of business transformation, and IT/business alignment. Yet over the years, a number of studies indicate hurdles in the early stages of Enterprise...

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Yearly surveys routinely indicate a need for Enterprise Architecture (EA). CIOs often list implementing or improving an EA initiative as a top priority. Despite their position at the “top table”, CIOs are still expected to justify their plans to invest in EA (or elsewhere), based on the plan’s expected effectiveness. In theory, the benefits of...

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Big Data has changed the way in which organizations understand and make use of the growing volume, velocity, variety and value of enterprise data. Any company, whether large or small, can take steps to analyze and make use of the disparate information it has access to, speeding up and increasing focus on initiatives that help drive and grow the company. With the correct...

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The increased frequency in organizational disruption – thanks to the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and increased focus on digital business – has made Enterprise Architecture (EA) more integral to business than ever before. EA is needed in order to steer through such disruption to not only limit any negative fallout, but to...

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Jul
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2016

The current push towards digital business and adoption in IoT has caused a revitalized demand of the Enterprise Architecture (EA) profession. EA was often seen as a business arm of IT dedicated to support or “keeping the lights on”. However, a changing business landscape has meant architects are now expected to innovate, meet and navigate disruptions,...

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The increased rate in technology disruptions means more businesses than ever will be looking to start up an Enterprise Architecture (EA) initiative. This has extended to smaller businesses too – many of which wouldn’t have considered EA before – due to the availability of more accessible tools. But where to start? Previously, looks into Enterprise Architecture...

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One of the challenges when creating a smart city is how to represent all the moving parts. From my perspective as KnowNowCities designs new smart places the best approach is to use Enterprise Architecture techniques to describe how the technology is applied in a place. What is a Smart City Firstly though, let’s start by...

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The concept of ‘agility’ has permeated almost every inch of the enterprise. It’s not hard to see why either. The promise of faster time to markets, better management of change and disruption, and leaner, more efficient operations is clearly an appealing. Enterprise Architecture (EA) is no exception to the rule. It might have been, for...

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The very nature of Enterprise Architecture (EA) demands a collaborative effort. EA’s are responsible for the architecture across the company, but they don’t own it. That’s down to the relevant departmental managers. This considered, EA has long claimed to be a collaboration focused – but how collaborative is it? Thanks to advancements in tech, the...

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Enterprise Architecture (EA) trends towards increasing organizational agility, driving technology innovation and delivering business outcomes have helped to make the domain’s value more obvious to the wider stakeholder community. Not only that, but Enterprise Architecture’s value is now being realized a lot sooner than before amongst less mature organizations, to show a Return on Investment (ROI). That said,...

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