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Best Practices for Successfully Leveraging Enterprise Architecture in Big Data Initiatives

Published: 28 July 2014

ID: G00267056

Analyst(s): Mike Walker

Summary

Leading organizations that leverage enterprise architecture with enterprise information architecture help inform their "big data" efforts with more effective planning and investment decisions that balance short-term demands with longer-term vision.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Analysis

  • Enterprise Architects Who Proactively Engage Directly in Big Data Initiatives Are a Powerful Force for Bridging the Gap Between Technology- and Business-Driven Opportunities
  • Organizations That Focus EA Beyond Their Immediate Organization to Broader Market Dynamics Are Able to Uncover Innovative Business Opportunities for Big Data
  • Enterprise Architects Who Are Able to Bridge Business and Information Capabilities Make Significantly Better Investment Decisions
  • Leading Enterprise Architects Create Fit-for-Purpose Architectures Using EIA to Manage Big Data Complexity
  • By Fostering Unity Across Traditional IT Data Roles, and the Emerging Data Science Role in Business Units, Organizations Will Reduce Conflicts and Be Able to Gain Agreement More Quickly and Effectively

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