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Leveraging Enterprise Architecture to Enable Business Value With Smart Machine Innovations Today

Published: 16 September 2014

ID: G00270096

Analyst(s): Mike Walker , Tom Austin


Organizations that leverage EA can seize the value drivers of smart machines to drive competitive advantage, embrace solid returns and protect intellectual capital. EA leaders can use this report as critical enablers of the exploration and delivery of actionable plans for smart machine technologies.

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  • Organizations With a Unique Plan of Action That Specifically Addresses Smart Machine Capabilities Increase Competitive Advantage by Identifying Business Transformation Opportunities
  • Leading Organizations That Manage Smart Machine Innovations as Intellectual Property Substantially Increase Their Ability to Protect Existing Business, Position Themselves as Future Market Leaders and Set a New Vision for Their Industry
  • Organizations That Are Able to Contrast Their Analysis of Their Business and Information Architectures With Smart Machine Technologies Are in a Powerful Position to Understand How to Maximize Workforce Results Through the Digitization
  • Enterprise Architects Who Valuate Smart Machine Technologies, Taking a Laser Focus on Risk and Benefits Measures, Increase Market Leadership by Identifying Actionable and Innovative Opportunities

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