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Use 4 Enterprise Architecture Practices to Enable Digital Business Transformation

Published: 05 February 2018

ID: G00345399

Analyst(s): Betsy Burton , Marcus Blosch


As organizations transform to capture the opportunities of digital, digital innovation and strategic IT are increasingly being driven by the business. In this more-fragmented environment, enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders use four practices to build collaboration.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • A New Reality for EA Leaders
    • The First Shift — Digital and Strategic IT Moves Into the Business
    • The Second Shift — The Delegation of Responsibility and Ownership of IT
    • As Organizations Become More Federated, EA Becomes More Relevant


  • Create the Architecture of Collaboration
    • Reach Out Into the Business: Strategy and Design
    • Reach Back Into IT: Design and Execution
    • Set Direction: Digital Business Strategy, Design and Execution
    • Define Foundations
    • Keep It Simple, Keep It Fresh

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