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Leveraging Enterprise Architecture to Break Down Silos

A real-world story success story

Published By Jeff Ellerbee
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 a new webcast, Utilizing Enterprise Architecture to Support Strategic Objectives, we explore how global insurer Aegon found a way to significantly reduce costs and risks – all while aligning the overall company strategy to deliver projects to market faster.

Aegon had challenges with generating unreliable data, making it impossible to even locate the number of complex systems in play throughout the enterprise. Lacking insight into the application estate globally and locally across the organization, Aegon chose to centralize and standardize data leveraging Troux by Planview, which provided a common repository for their global application, business, and technology architecture.

Here’s what they sought to accomplish:

  • Gain comprehensive visibility into global and local applications
  • Identify areas of functional redundancy, opportunities for rationalization, and standardization
  • Reduce technical risk and debt

If your enterprise architecture goals include achieving a closer alignment between IT and the business, I invite you to listen to the Aegon success story and learn how they were able to successfully break-down silos and gain visibility into their portfolio assets.

I’d like to hear from you. How are you going about connecting IT and the business?

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Written by Jeff Ellerbee

Jeff Ellerbee, Solutions Consultant for Planview Enterprise One Capability and Technology Management. Jeff has helped customers be successful with CTM in the US and UK for 14 years. Jeff is a technical sales leader with more than 19 years of experience creating and selling software. He has designed, built, and successfully marketed five enterprise software products and a healthcare automation device for several venture-backed companies. Jeff is a software engineer turned sales engineer who has progressively shifted toward greater revenue generating responsibilities, taking on new challenges, creating more value for his customers and earning greater personal rewards.