Just as LeanIX itself was designed to accommodate the unmet needs of those seeking Business Capabilities-focused IT architectures, the annual EA Connect Days was initiated in 2014 to showcase their previously overlooked insights. Both product and event have since become integral to one another, and though the scale of each has increased in pace with customer/attendee demand, the fundamental objective of the two has remained the same: keep improving the IT-Business relationship.
Joyful descriptions of digital futures are rare these days. For every motivational article from McKinsey on evolving from “disrupted” to “disruptor”, the institute now seems obliged to publish a fully-rationalized version to account for the 86% of business executives whose digital transformations are occurring below expectations.
Enterprise Architects have begun the long goodbye of Windows 7. As anticipated, Microsoft is ending product support for the OS on January 14, 2020—a deadline whereupon all technical assistance and security updates particular to the version will be ceased. That is, unless businesses are willing to make payments.
As a pre-cursor to our free August 15 webinar on “Future-Proofing IT Landscapes with the Data-Driven LeanIX Visualizer”, here's some quick background to the following core topics of the discussion:
Amy Asadi reminded Enterprise Architects and IT Managers at US EA Connect Day about what technical constraints were hit during the 2008 financial crisis. A Global Enterprise Architect at Workday, a California-based vendor of financial and human capital management software, Asadi recollected just how ill-equipped she and her former colleagues were when executives needed impact analysis on IT landscapes.
The variety of data repositories required by the average Enterprise Architect to inventory and maintain IT landscapes is enough to put the value of LeanIX’s integrations into perspective. Since most organizations employ a multiplicity of processing and storage tools to carry out specific enterprise functions, one of the most time-consuming tasks for Enterprise Architects is consolidating information from these disconnected sources to accurately see how IT is situated in a business.
In conversation with Metis Strategy, a partner of LeanIX, Atlassian’s Chief Information Officer Archana Rao shared insights into her company’s much-publicized growth—a success she attributed heavily to Enterprise Architecture.
At LeanIX we regularly say that Enterprise Architecture programs are not able to succeed unless championed by the right people. The reason why is simple: all enterprises develop incredibly unique IT networks that can only truly be mapped by those with free access to equally specialized intelligence. And once (or, if) this information is made available, it must be qualified according to a company-based technical criteria before its contributions to the business as a whole can become interpreted within a dedicated system.
Are you getting what you’ve been promised from digital?
Forrester’s VP Research Director Matt Guarini asked audiences this basic question during his keynote address at the 2019 Digital Transformation & Innovation conference in Chicago.
Integration Architecture is a core use case of LeanIX, and as discussed already in recent blog posts, the API economy and cloud-based migration strategies have necessitated that Enterprise Architects use data-driven methods to carry out its practices in real-time degrees of certainty.