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Industry 2020: Enterprise Architecture That Abstracts Industry Boundaries

Published: 26 March 2015

ID: G00272803

Analyst(s): Kristin Moyer , Betsy Burton

Summary

Digital business opportunities and threats are driving industries to become open businesses that abstract and expand industry boundaries. CIOs and their organizations will need EA capable of guiding and informing fluidic change and uncontrolled ecosystems.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • To even be on a par with their market peers, CIOs must leverage EA with a business outcome focus to guide investment decisions
  • CIOs need EA that is outside-in and focused on orchestrating across defined ecosystems of known customers and partners to enable progression toward open business
  • CIOs need EA with an outside-out focus that orchestrates across undefined ecosystems of customers and partners to enable complete open-business transformation

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