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What Digital Really Means: LeanIX at Forrester's 2019 Digital Transformation & Innovation Forum

Highlights from two presentations: "Digital Means Designing for Change" and "Funding Innovation Through Effective Portfolio Management"

 

Representatives from LeanIX offered keynote and feature presentations in Chicago this week to audiences at Forrester’s 2019 Digital Transformation & Innovation Forum, a conference hosted by the global research firm and dedicated to tech-driven business enablement.

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How to Start TOGAF With an Enterprise Architecture Tool

Building your dream architecture in the digitalized, agile world

 

TOGAF—The Open Group Architectural Framework—has been used by Enterprise Architects (EAs) as a common language to plot development strategies for more than 25 years.

It’s big. Version 9.2 big.

But with TOGAF’s evolving library of definitions and symbology comes the unavoidable struggle to implement its powerful framework in an agile way. 

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Why Enterprise Architects are Key for Digital Transformation (And How to Get Involved)

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?

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AMAG Uses Enterprise Architecture to Support Agile Transformation

Learn how AMAG uses Enterprise Architecture management to transform the SAP landscape for the digital age.

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Top 4 Ways Enterprise Architects Can Prepare Their Companies for Digital Transformation

Previously, IT played a more of a supporting role; swooping in to save team members when they were locked out of their accounts or fine-tuning network access protocols. This is changing. A recent McKinsey survey revealed that many executives expect IT to play a more integrated role in driving business results. Roughly 80 percent or respondents say that business and technology should collaborate on digital strategy in the future. Going forward, IT leaders will have a leading position in shaping the future decisions of a company.

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Digital Transformation Brings Storage Transformation


A recent study by 451 Research reveals that over half of companies currently have an IT transformation initiative underway. IT transformation looks different at different companies, but essentially it is about incorporating current digital trends such as cloud-based IT models and DevOps practices.

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Digital Transformation's Impact on Enterprise Architecture.

The words ‘digital transformation’ can be heard everywhere. Constantly mentioned in 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 what has been its effect on Enterprise Architecture?

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Virtualization Accelerates Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is changing all aspects of our world. From spurring various IT initiatives, to fully integrating communication, to changing the way we use our personal devices at home.

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Fintech Startups Are Stealing 40% of Banking Market Share.

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The role of digital technology fundamentally enables innovation and disruption. Absolutely no industry is shielded from digital transformation.


The taxi industry has been proliferated by Uber, the hospitality industry has been shaken up by Airbnb, Netflix has blown the movie-rental industry out of the water, and the music industry swiftly changed models from CDs to streaming thanks to applications like Spotify and Pandora.

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DevOps and the Cloud Are Essential to Digital Transformation

More and more companies are seeing the benefit of moving to the cloud, and for good reason. Cloud technology offers many benefits to better suit agile enterprises to spearhead digital transformation and keep their company competitive in the ever changing business environment.

It is imperative to design an agile IT architecture to prepare for fast-paced changes in the business landscape. Digital transformation has brought forth a need to be hyper respondent to the needs of our customers - which include rapid deployment of innovative products, services, and software.

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