Oddly, the arrival of LeanIX’s annual EA Connect Days has come to signal the beginning of the holiday season for many at the intersection of Business and IT. This is either because the conference always takes place at the very end of November (this year on the 26th and 27th) or since it is when LeanIX gifts the international Enterprise Architecture community with product updates and IT modernization strategies aplenty.
A new study from LeanIX on the current state of Enterprise Architecture—EA Insights 2019—is now available to download. Built from answers given by a diversity of senior IT managers and Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects and IT Architects, EA Insights 2019 is a review of the EA discipline and its role in accelerating digital transformation efforts within enterprises across 19 industries such as Automotive, Banking and Technology. In total, more than 1,800+ responses from throughout 21 countries and three regions were collected.
So here it is. After months of organizing and searching for the right speakers, we’re pleased to finally have further details to share on the 2019 EA Connect Days agenda.
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.