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Enterprise Architecture

Today's organizations require a well-defined enterprise architecture (EA) practice for conducting enterprise analysis, design, planning, and implementation for the successful development and execution of strategy. The Enterprise Architecture blog category dives into principles and practices that help guide organizations through the business, information, process, and technology changes necessary to execute their strategies. Read our best practices on how to better communicate and drive business transformation. Get information on aligning your capabilities to company strategy. Get insights from experts and step-by-step advice on fostering successful change management to encourage business-centric conversations about technology. You’ll also get tips to translate business strategy into IT strategy, ensuring you can be more collaborative in helping the business make smarter decisions.

Enterprise Architecture, Strategic Planning

Rapidly Adapt Your Business Capabilities to Deliver New Strategies

Business capabilities are the set of competencies an organization requires to execute its business goals. It’s critical to know exactly what these competencies are, and the building blocks required to operate and run the business – the purview of enterprise architecture (EA). This knowledge provides the foundation for making effective changes, especially when disruption hits...

Enterprise Architecture

Application Portfolio Optimization: Value Up in a Down Economy

Application portfolio optimization has never been more important than today. The practice can lower operating costs as well as foster innovation and growth. Companies that emerge strongest from economic downturns do both. According to the latest Fortune CEO survey, nearly 80% of CEOs have “significantly accelerated” digital transformation during the pandemic. The biggest areas of investment...

Enterprise Architecture

Looking at the Enterprise Architecture Renaissance

Traditionally, enterprise architecture (EA) has been largely defined as an IT role. Its purpose was to help organizations’ IT infrastructure and modernization of projects. These days, enterprise architecture is evolving into something bigger. It’s moving away from a practice heavily rooted in day-to-day IT management, and is now becoming more strategic in helping organizations innovate...

Enterprise Architecture

Top 5 Features of Capability and Technology Management (CTM)

Data can become out-of-date quickly. Once entered into a system, you’ll often find that, when you need it, it is already outdated. Capability and technology management (CTM) can serve as a single source of truth, a source of business and technology insights, and an encouragement of self-service. With such a source, enterprise architects are able...

Customer Success, Enterprise Architecture

Gartner Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Summit 2019 Highlights and Trends

The 2019 Gartner Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Summit was held in Orlando, FL on May 14th and 15th. Summit guest keynote speakers, experienced practitioners, and Gartner analysts provided some valuable perspectives and takeaways for attendees to consider. There were so many great presenters including Saul Brand and James McGovern, both Senior Director Analysts at...

Customer Success, Enterprise Architecture

A Real-World Success Story: Nationwide Building Society Advances Application and Technology Portfolio Management

Businesses today depend on technology to innovate, develop, and advance new products and services making application and technology portfolio management a critical discipline. Nationwide Building Society has taken their application portfolio management practices to the next level by improving stakeholder visibility to invest in technology that effectively supported their business. Here’s their story… About Nationwide...

Enterprise Architecture

5 Key Strategies to Application Portfolio Management

Now more than ever, organizations are relying on software applications and outside technology vendors to meet their information technology needs. Yet, as these requirements evolve, it becomes difficult to keep track of what applications you have, the purpose they serve, usage, and  value. This is a problem that application portfolio management (APM) can solve. What...

Enterprise Architecture, Vision and Trends

A Fresh Approach to Maximizing Value of Government IT

One of the specific goals of The Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) is to “promote transparency in existing IT assets and allow better planning, acquisition, and management of software licenses and IT resources.” Essentially, FITARA provides new ways to maximize the value of government IT and, at a basic level, answers the following: What...

Enterprise Architecture, Vision and Trends

Reducing Cost and Complexity with Application Portfolio Management

In business, as in science, we are bound by basic principles that are immutable. Among them, there’s the notion that nothing is free. In physics it’s known as the law of conservation of energy; in business it’s known by the adage, time is money. Actively managing your application portfolio is a discipline vital to your...

Enterprise Architecture

Autumn Reading List for Enterprise Architects

Autumn is only a few days away. The kids are back in school, pumpkin spiced lattes are back at Starbucks (my favorite), football has started, and the holidays will be here before we know it. With all this change in the air, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on relevant enterprise architecture content. To...