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Leading Companies Leverage Business Architecture to Integrate Business and IT Execution

Published: 07 October 2013

ID: G00254681

Analyst(s): Betsy Burton


Leading organizations are finding business architecture a critical aspect of enterprise architecture for executing IT and business strategic plans. Cardinal Health and a utility provider are examples of leading organizations leveraging business architecture to inform and execute business change.

Table Of Contents



  • Business Architecture Case-Based Research
  • Case Study 1: Cardinal Health Leverages Business Architecture to Prepare for New and Emerging Business Models
    • Building Business Capability Models
    • Identifying Business Needs
    • Informing Business Optimization Plans
    • Reducing Technical Complexity
    • Operating Model Used to Uncover Optimization Opportunities
    • The Value That Cardinal Health Has Received and Expects to Achieve From Business Architecture
    • Recommended Actions
  • Case Study 2: Regional Utility Provider Uses Business Architecture to Improve Planning and Deliver Business Change
    • Identifying the Link Between Strategy, Process and Business Outcome Metrics
    • Business Process Model Used to Uncover Business Opportunities and Issues
    • The Value the Company Has Achieved From Business Architecture
    • Recommended Actions

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