Last year in March hackers stole sensitive data of millions of Americans from Equifax, one of America's biggest credit reporting agencies. In this massive breach, data including passports credit card numbers, driver's licenses as well as the Social Security numbers of nearly 146 million consumers were stolen.
Enterprise architects are often challenged by the many enterprise architecture terms with conflicting interpretations. This dilemma calls for a glossary that provides concise, consistent definitions of relevant terms.
Here you'll find all the enterprise architecture terms that are used on a regular basis along with their definitions. If you want to go deeper into a particular concept, each entry includes a link to a lesson where you can learn more.
Application portfolio rationalization is the act of streamlining the existing application portfolio with an explicit goal of improving efficiency, reducing complexity, and lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) through a myriad of processes. Application rationalization sets the basis for other cost-saving endeavors, including:
Let’s review two indispensable tools for any self-respecting Enterprise Architect (EA): Inventorying and Modeling.
Both mechanisms provide unique advantages for handling complex IT ecosystems—and both present limitations which only the other can improve.
The words ‘digital transformation’ can be heard everywhere. Constantly mentioned in a business context, it may seem as if digital transformation is here to overthrow entire industries. At LeanIX, we view digital transformation as an important tool to redefine your business and catapult your organization swiftly into the digital age.
What exactly is digital transformation, and why is it key for enterprise architects to get involved?
Pinellas County is the 6th largest county in the state of Florida, with its Business Technology Services (BTS) division supporting the hardware, software and networks of 148 agencies and departments county-wide.
During EA Connect Day US, Nancy Halverson, head of Enterprise Portfolio Management at BTS, shared her extraordinary modernization journey and how LeanIX is helping her maintain control and visibility as she overhauls Pinellas County BTS’ application landscape.
Technology risk is any potential for technology failures to disrupt your business such as information security incidents or service outages.1
During EA Connect Day this past June in New York City, LeanIX Co-Founder and Co-CEO André Christ, shared his insights into how LeanIX is helping customers, both large and small, future-proof their IT architecture with modern Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM).
Internet, data, portable devices and business models of everything-as-a-service are driving the digital transformation globally. New companies are being built and old ones are being destroyed faster than ever before. In this age, one of the key determinant factors of the success of a company, newer and older alike, is:
- How good the customer's experience of the product and the service is.
- How quickly a company can respond to the rapidly changing customer demands.
Application portfolio management (APM) is a framework for managing enterprise IT software applications and software-based services. APM provides managers with an inventory of the company's software applications and metrics to illustrate the business benefits of each application.1