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Leveraging Enterprise Architecture to Lead the Enterprise Response to Disruptive Technologies

Published: 18 September 2014

ID: G00266770

Analyst(s): Brian Burke, David Cearley , Betsy Burton , Mike Walker


As the rate of technological innovation increases, organizations are challenged to evaluate the impacts of these disruptions. By leveraging a structured approach to evaluate disruptive technologies, EA practitioners can help increase the opportunities and reduce the risks of adoption.

Table Of Contents



  • 1. Leading Organizations Leverage EA to Significantly Increase Their Ability to Capitalize on Market-Leading Innovations by Proactively Ideating Disruptive Technology Trends, Including Evaluating Their Capabilities, Use Cases and Opportunities
    • Actionable Deliverable: Exploratory Technology Proposals
    • Technology Analysis
    • Market Analysis
    • Ideation Analysis
    • Opportunity Analysis
  • 2. Outperforming the Competition and Delivering Business Outcomes Requires That Organizations Rationalize and Anchor Their Innovation Opportunities to Business Outcomes and Strategic Direction
    • Actionable Deliverable: Opportunity Proposal
    • Business Scenarios
    • Business Capability Impact Assessment
    • Opportunity Analysis
  • 3. Organizations That Do Not Understand the Opportunities and Risks of a Disruptive Technology Based on Its Impact on Human, Business, and Technology Experiences Face Insurmountable Challenges With Both Adoption and Management
    • Actionable Deliverable: Business Viability Proposal
    • Risk Profiling
    • Benefit Profiling
    • Readiness Assessment
    • 4. Highly Successful EA Practitioners Can Catalyze Business Value From Disruptive Technology Opportunities by Determining the Impacts and Creating Transformation Road Maps
    • Actionable Deliverable: Innovation Strategic Plan
    • Impact Appraisal
    • Gaps and Opportunities
    • Road Maps

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