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How to Future-Proof IT Landscapes with Enterprise Architecture



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:

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Fueling Business Growth With Enterprise Architecture: A CIO's Perspective

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.

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How to Accelerate the Growth of an Enterprise Architecture Program

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.

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Updates to the LeanIX Enterprise Architecture Management Tool

The 2019 LeanIX US EA Connect Day is over. Though a single-day event, we counted 60+ global attendees who joined eight varieties of sessions on using data-driven Enterprise Architecture to conduct digital business strategies. Of note, this conference served as an opportunity for LeanIX to formally introduce a number of our tool’s new/improved features—each one of which is briefly described in this blog post.

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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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Analyst Picks: Independent Research Firm Names LeanIX a Strong Performer in EAMS

New Forrester Wave identifies the need for Enterprise Architects to focus more on strategy and asset management 

 

Enterprise Architects have been talking—and the right people have been listening.

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Kindred Spirits: LeanIX's Confluence Integration

It's here

 

André Christ, CEO and co-founder of LeanIX, delighted attendees at EA Connect Days 2018 by announcing his company’s EA Management Tool’s integration with Confluence—an industry-favourite wiki platform for writing and sharing content amongst teams.

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Combining the pillars of modern Enterprise Architecture: Inventory and Modeling

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. 

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5 Critical IT Architecture Challenges Solved With Real-Time Metrics [Video]

Learn how to rethink Enterprise Architecture by combining your existing EA repository with real-time data from our latest webinar. Gartner reports that 90% of the information assets from big data analytics efforts through 2017 will be siloed and therefore unleveragable. LeanIX makes all information available in a single repository of information, which helps to solve many use cases. 

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4 Steps to Effective IT Spending with Enterprise Architecture

In times of economic instability, fast technological growth, and outward pressure from startups, enterprises are seeking to stretch their budgets to get the most out of it. Certainly, one of the fastest-growing areas and enablers of future growth is information technology, but it is also one of the biggest budget spenders.

Finding areas to save costs isn’t easy. CIOs spent years and years reducing costs by merging data centers and help desks, virtualizing servers, rationalizing processes, delaying upgrades, and outsourcing services. Even more concerning, a recent Bain & Company study highlighted that in most companies IT doesn’t even adhere to the overall business strategy. As a result, companies may spend, on average, 20 percent more on IT than they really need to. 

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