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IBM Delivers Business-Outcome-Driven EA That Focuses on Business Architecture to Transform the Operating Model

Published: 09 April 2014

ID: G00261018

Analyst(s): Saul Brand


Enterprise architects should use this research, part of a series on enterprise architecture consultancies, to assess IBM vision, strategy, strengths and challenges in delivering business-outcome-driven enterprise architecture.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Evaluation Criteria Focus on Delivering Business Outcomes
  • IBM's Stated EA Vision and Strategy
  • Gartner's Analysis of IBM's Business-Outcome-Driven EA Capabilities and Use
    • Delivery of EA Services and EA Capability
    • Business-Outcome-Driven EA Approach and Capability
    • Same Starting Point in the EA Life Cycle
    • Delivers Enterprise Business, Solution, Information and Technical Architectures
  • Gartner's Analysis of IBM's Strengths and Challenges
    • Strengths
    • Challenges
  • Recommended Actions
    • Are Not an IBM Client Seeking to Hire an EA Consultancy
    • Are Already an IBM Client Wanting to Adopt a Business-Outcome-Driven EA Approach
    • Have Already Engaged IBM to Deliver Business-Outcome-Driven EA Services
  • Bottom Line

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