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Enterprise Architecture at Work: Real-World Use Cases

What’s the number one challenge of more than 70 percent of CEOs? It’s “the rapid pace of technology change” according to the 2017 Fortune 500 CEO survey. Also, nearly 90 percent of the executives surveyed for the Accenture Technology Vision 2017 report said that their organizations “must innovate at an increasingly rapid pace just to...

Three Ways Enterprise Architects Can Engage the Business

In today’s highly complex business landscape, enterprise architects must show business leaders how they can leverage technology to achieve business objectives. Clearly, the pressure cooker of digital transformation is a great opportunity for these “smartest guys in the corner” to shine. The problem is that enterprise architects have a lot of expertise and value but...

Establishing an Enterprise Architecture-to-Business Communication Framework [Infographic]

While traditional frameworks are great for enterprise architects, they aren’t getting the job done for the business. When enterprise architecture training is focused on modeling—rather than communication—it makes it difficult to work effectively with key business stakeholders and decision makers. If enterprise architects want to elevate themselves to key advisers to the business, they will...

How to Create and Measure a Business Focused Enterprise Architecture Team

Recent reports from two major research firms Gartner and Forrester reinforce our own anecdotal evidence about the challenges facing today’s enterprise architecture teams and the approaches enterprise architects can take to address those challenges. The Forrester paper “Track your Progress Toward EA Value” focuses on helping enterprise architecture teams measure their progress toward becoming business...