21 Jul Enterprise Architecture
CEOs today know that the effective management and exploitation of information through IT is a key factor to business success, and an indispensable means to achieving competitive advantage.
An enterprise architecture addresses this need, by providing a strategic context for the evolution of the IT systems, in response to the constantly changing needs of the business environment.
The purpose of enterprise architecture is to optimize across the enterprise the often fragmented legacy of processes (both manual and automated) into an integrated environment that is responsive to change and supportive of the delivery of the business strategy.
Furthermore, a good enterprise architecture enables you to achieve the right balance between IT efficiency and business innovation. It allows individual business units to innovate safely in their pursuit of competitive advantage. At the same time, it ensures the needs of the organization for an integrated IT strategy are met, permitting the closest possible synergy across the extended enterprise.