Gartner’s theme for this year’s summit is “Leading Digital Business Innovation and Transformation“. The agenda appeals to Enterprise Architects to become leaders of digital change, especially when it comes to creating and implementing digital strategies. Of course topics like bimodal IT, cloud and Internet of Things are playing a major role in this.
Especially when it comes to bimodal IT there have been a lot of heated discussions recently. This can be quite a contentious issue – some have good arguments why bimodal IT can be risky for organizations. Notably a two-class system is feared, in which investment in “slow IT“ is neglected. On the other side our client Axel Springer is one example showing that separating slow from fast IT can be the best way to deal with the current IT landscape – if you manage to link up both aspects.
The latest Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools report by analysts Gartner included leanIX as an out-of-the-box, affordable, cloud-based EA tool especially suitable for midsize and smaller organizations.
Jörg G. Beyer, Managing Director of LeanIX, commented on the inclusion of leanIX in the report, “Of course we are very pleased and proud that leanIX was included in the report. Gartner recognizes that leanIX is a valid choice for organizations to manage their IT portfolio.
This is a brief comparison of the differences between the 2012 and 2013 Magic Quadrants for Enterprise Architecture Tools based just on the X/Y position in the quadrant. We have chosen this approach because many people just look at the position in the quadrant and don’t read the report in detail.