Gartner Research

Digital Business Realities for Enterprise Architects

Published: 12 April 2016

ID: G00300342

Analyst(s): Jack Santos


Enterprise architects and EA are getting buffeted by conflicting expectations and challenges as enterprises become digital businesses and position their organizations for a digital world. This is reflected in Gartner survey responses by CEOs, CIOs, enterprise architects and all IT practitioners.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Recognize the Four Realities That Affect EA Digital Business
    • Reality No. 1: Business Expectations Have Changed — Efficiency Is Assumed, but It's Not Enough
    • Reality No. 2: "Classic IT" Is Dead
    • Reality No. 3: The IT Workforce Is Facing Harsh Realities, Too
    • Reality No. 4: Enterprise Architecture, and EA Behaviors, Are Key to Being a Digital Business

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