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Architexit: What Enterprise Architects Must Do in the Face of Brexit

Published: 18 July 2016

ID: G00313338

Analyst(s): Philip Allega


Brexit, the British exit from the EU, significantly disrupts business processes, information flows, technologies, applications, people and security. Enterprise architects must provide deliverables to help business and IT leaders plan and manage various scenarios in light of this disruptive force.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Take a Proactive Architectural Approach to Commitment Reversibility
  • Introduce a High-Velocity Decision-Making Capability
    • Optimizing Costs
    • Forecasting Brexit Risk on the IT and Business Landscape
  • Communicate Time-Constrained Trade-Offs of "Ideal" Versus "Good Enough" Solutions
    • Considering Complications of Architexit in the Public Sector
    • Recognizing Innovation Opportunities
    • Avoiding Last-Minute Scramble
  • Use Critical Visualizations to Explain Impact Over Time

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