Special Report: How Business Architects Can Drive Digital Transformation
Organizations are under increasing pressure to transform their business while also managing and evolving their business and technology portfolio. On one hand, customers have higher expectations due to advancements in technology. And on the other hand, enterprises must balance operating costs. Their business ecosystem continues to expand and grow more complex and in order to keep up, your enterprise needs to digitally transform.
Business architecture is a dedicated discipline focused on helping executives make balanced asset investment decisions by documenting and modeling key aspects of business and technology future state. Business and IT leaders must be able to collaborate to find the right and balanced solutions. Like many different aspects of your business (sales, marketing, manufacturing, etc.), technology is key to its survival and success. The technology you support must cater to your business strategic needs as well as increase efficiency of processes.
The need for business architecture dramatically increased over the past decade as business architects help guide and inform the integration between business and information technology and how they support one another. Without a business architectural approach, adding new business or technology capabilities does little but add to the noise of a loose structure that is not being refined. Business architecture works to bridge the gap between strategy and execution by delivering tangible business and technology solutions. Deliverables include business outcome-focused roadmaps, models, and frameworks that enable balanced and informed investment decisions.
Business Architects are people with diverse experiences that act as various roles including visionaries, consultants, and trusted advisors. They know that for an enterprise to be successful in implementing strategy, it is important to see that architecture goes far beyond technology. A full digital transformation requires a thorough combination of business strategy and models, new business processes, business ecosystem focused people as well as supporting technology (IoT, infrastructure, cloud, mobility, and more).
This special report aims to assist business and IT leaders in their digital transformation by examining the value of business architecture and the role it plays in successfully executing a business strategy.
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