Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Did you think Enterprise Architecture a joke?

Think again!

Its heartening to see InfoWorld and Forrester identifying some of the best Enterprise Architecture initiatives happening in the IT organizations for 2010 and enlisting how those organizations are benefitting from those initiatives. I would recommend this article to anyone who is interested in the concept of Enterprise Architecture.

Interestingly, most of the companies that are listed in the article are Financial Services companies.

More than anything else, what I would like to highlight is the following piece that is the opening line in the article - "In large enterprises, the barrier to increased efficiency and business agility is almost never technological. It's organizational". I would say this statement is the holy grail of Enterprise Architecture. Beyond a point, technology alone will not solve organizational / business problems. You will need different set of tools and skills to achieve improved efficiency and effectiveness. An Enterprise Architect, if not skillful, atleast needs to be aware of those dimensions to deliver his duty.

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