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Leveraging Enterprise Architecture to Break Down Silos

For most organizations, enterprise architecture is all about driving high-value decision making with real-time insights. But when your business unit silos and assets sit within a highly federated global organization, it can be an uphill challenge. This is especially true if you can barely pinpoint the number of applications in use within the business. In...

Creating Connection Points Between Enterprise Architecture and the PMO

Are you ready to close the gap between Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)? Or the gap between strategy and execution, to finally end those turf wars? Enterprise architects should work closely with their PPM colleagues to ensure the right projects are selected and scheduled, while PPM groups can help ensure enterprise...

U.S. Department of Energy Receives Award for Enterprise Architecture Innovation

It’s not easy turning a cyber breach into a positive experience that helps your organization make better risk-based cyber decisions. As Innovation Architect for the U.S. Department of Energy, Rick Lauderdale is responsible for doing just that by defining EA methodologies and the architecture review process. So, it came as no surprise to us when...

The Changing Enterprise Architecture Landscape

Given the pace of change in business today it should come as no surprise that Enterprise Architecture (EA) has begun to take center stage. Traditionally, EA has focused on architecting the technology landscape towards cost-efficiency. But according to their January 2017 report, The State of EA 2017: Aspirations and Challenges, which includes data taken from...

Bolstering the Reputation of Enterprise Architects as Key Contributors [Infographic]

When it comes to aligning technology and the business, how does your Enterprise Architecture (EA) team stack up? More than likely, they are respected for their technical acumen, but misunderstood when it comes to their role in the company. In fact, a recent IDG study showed that 58 percent of sales teams and 61 percent...

Raising Your Enterprise Architect’s Profile

Tired of waiting for an invitation to the executive table? Maybe it’s time Enterprise Architects framed technology discussions in a business strategy context to earn their seat at the table. Stepping up your profile makes it easier to prove how you can drive business results in a positive, profitable direction. Sure, changing internal perceptions about...

5 Questions to Ask When Managing the EA Side of Mergers and Acquisitions [Mind Map]

Just like two individuals coming together in a relationship, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can be thought of similarly – an exciting proposal that is rife with potential landmines and arguments of what will stay and what will go. So managing EA in mergers & acquisitions can be difficult. In theory, you want to create something greater...

How Can I Offer the Best Picture of Our EA Landscape?

As solution marketing manager for Troux, I get to interact with a dynamic team of people – customers, prospects, our sales team and our product managers. I’ve had the privilege of working with product manager Dominique Trimino for quite some time now. She started with Troux 10 years ago as part of our documentation team...

What’s New in Application Portfolio Management?

Our customers say one of the reasons they choose Troux for managing their technology portfolios is the software can be configured to set up many kinds of analysis, including application portfolio management (APM). After engaging with hundreds of customers over the years, we’ve identified a number of configurations to support the most common APM challenges....

What EA Software Was Co-Developed by Enterprise Architects?

In my 15 years with Troux, we’ve stood at the forefront of enterprise architecture software development and we’ve never done it alone. Our customers’ input has always been a big factor in our overall direction. Before, our process was simply to ask, listen and create. Now, as a part of Planview, we’re taking things a...