In today’s world, businesses with an agile IT landscape are better prepared for the inevitable changes that digital transformation creates. To keep up with the rapidly accelerating pace of business, enterprises have amassed thousands of applications in their portfolios as a result of various drivers, including strategic mergers and acquisitions, organizational changes, hardware upgrades, and the adaption of cutting-edge technology.
In our final installment of Realizing Post Merger Synergies with Enterprise Architecture, we evaluate the costs of an M&A and implement planning going forward. This article continues with steps 3-4 of the five-step approach to consolidate IT landscapes. Click here for step one, and here for steps 2-3.
In a previous post, we reported the challenges for successful IT integration following a merger. In this post, we continue the five-step approach to consolidate IT landscapes. The previous post also detailed how companies organize applications to user groups and business capabilities, which makes it possible to assess redundancies and gaps in IT support in both dimensions.
What are business capabilities? What will they do for your organization? How to make a personalized map for your organization? You'll find out in this post.
In the previous installment of this series, we detailed a few top traits that Enterprise Architects of the future should have to bring measurable value to their enterprises. This last installment includes more traits, and actionable tips on how to develop and implement said traits.
The enterprise architect (EA) profession is making major waves. The demand for the EA skillset is up an astonishing 26% from 2016, making it the fastest growing sought-after skillset in technology. A recent KMPG study reports that big data, analytics, business analysis, and enterprise architecture are the most in-demand or fast-growing skills - yet six in ten respondents consistently report a technology skills shortage.
How can you sharpen your skills and become a highly valuable EA of Tomorrow? Follow this blog series to learn the five most important traits that high performing EAs of tomorrow must possess. The series will also cover actionable tips on how to develop and apply said traits.
The Enteprise Architecture profession has come a long way. Previously EAs were expected to silo hoardes of data and produce exhaustive 5-year plans full of rigid, and often times confusing conceptual models. With the agility and DevOps movement on today’s IT management best practice, old EA mentalities are forced into obsolescence.