Enterprise Architecture

Designing a Modern Enterprise that Drives Digital Transformation

Enterprise architecture has historically been the process by which organizations standardize and organize IT infrastructure to align with business goals. These strategies support digital transformation, IT growth and the modernization of IT as a department.

Strategy

Today, we go far beyond IT to where Enterprise Architecture helps businesses structure projects and policies across all departments in the organization to achieve desired business results and to stay on top of industry trends and disruptions and focuses on bringing legacy processes and applications together to form a more seamless environment.

“Enterprise Architecture translates your business needs into technical strategies that produce business outcomes.”

Strategy & Roadmap

Strategic Roadmaps are imperative for any organizations to ensure they have a long term vision and iterative and actionable steps to get there, all of which are aligned to the priorities of the business and are connected to tangible and/or intangible results.

High Level Benefits include:

  • Establish vision
  • Drive consensus with various leaders of the business
  • Align organizational priorities
  • Bridge the gap between high-level strategic plans and tactical operating plans.
  • Creates a governance framework to coordinate planning across multiple organizational units and technologies.

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Why it’s Important

In order to drive Digital Transformation, it is imperative to define your enterprise architecture, which is essentially a blueprint to your technology services and applications.

This blueprint will be comprehensive across the organization and illustrates how you will deliver business strategy and ultimately business outcomes. In order to do this successfully, you need to focus on business needs first, and then translate how those needs can be met by applying technology.

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Application Rationalization

Application Rationalization is a strategic initiative that re-organizes enterprise applications to improve and reduce their portfolio, based on an application’s business and technical priorities to achieve tangible business outcomes.

Without an effective Enterprise Architecture strategy, many large organizations end up with hundreds of unmanageable, duplicative and/or inefficient collections of applications that become incredibly costly to an organization and accrue significant technical dept and additional resources to manage. This accrual can prevent business from quickly adapting to new trends and markets.

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Benefits

The ultimate goal of any Enterprise Architecture strategy is to improve the efficiency, timeliness and reliability of business information.

It’s also useful for bringing more discipline into the organization by standardizing and consolidating processes for more consistency. Less complexity, more automation, and better data will free up resources that can now focus on delivering business outcomes and achieving digital transformation.

  • Allow open collaboration between the business units
  • Give business the ability to prioritize investments
  • Make it easier to evaluate existing architecture against long-term goals
  • Establish processes to evaluate and procure technology
  • Reduce complexities
  • Consolidate systems.
  • Reduce technical debt Increase automation
  • Clean up data so that it is complete, accurate, and easily accessible

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Our Approach

Start with Strategy and develop a compelling and sustainable vision for the future of the business

  • Define a roadmap that achieves the vision through progressive steps that are connected to tangible and/or intangible value
  • Integrate a Governance process to be inclusive or stakeholders across the enterprise, that align the needs of the business to the outcomes
  • Conduct an Application Rationalization Process to assess your current state
  • Build an Enterprise Architecture

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