Why enterprise architecture maximizes organizational value
Many CIOs are currently focused on blockchain, artificial intelligence, and cognitive computing. However, there is a powerful reason forCIOs to spend time talking about enterprise architecture enabling applications, host infrastructure, business services, and reference architecture. A rock-solid enterprise architecture can transform an organization. Enterprise architecture can increase agility, reduce solution delivery time and create a shared vision for a company. It defines how an organization will meet future business problems and forces a decision based on outcomes. Businesses should switch from silo-based systems to a unified and integrated enterprise ecosystem. An integrated ecosystem gives a business additional flexibility to respond quickly to market conditions that change your competitive landscape. Can an organization successfully change its strategic goals, business model, data and applications without a sound enterprise architecture? Is it just as important for small and medium sized companies to have a strong enterprise architecture or can they be just as productive without one?