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How Enterprise Architecture will Facilitate your Digital Transformation Journey
Every firm, in some form or another, needs a smart and agile digital transformation strategy.
Fremont, CA: Call it a smart business plan or a digital transformation strategy. Enterprise architecture is a way to organize the IT infrastructure to align with the company's aims. It isn't a novel idea. Enterprise architecture, in reality, dates back to the 1960s. However, the pervasiveness of technology in all aspects of the company today has pushed us to reconsider and make it a more fundamental emphasis of business management.
Every firm, in some form or another, needs a smart and agile digital transformation strategy. However, it does not have to resemble the traditional corporate architectural styles of the past. Here are some pointers to help your organization create its successful corporate architecture.
• Think big picture
As much as it works with information technology, enterprise architecture also deals with its structure, business model, applications, and data. When putting it together, think about it from the employee's viewpoint, the customer's perspective, and the standpoint of accomplishing the company's objectives. After all, the digital transformation will influence the board, and the corporate architecture will need to accommodate it.
• Create standard language
If only IT experts could comprehend the corporate design, it's of little value to anybody. Use ordinary language while creating it. Make examples that are simple to understand. Develop best practices that can be helpful to everyone at all levels of the company. Enterprise architecture isn't something that IT can use to brag about. It's something users can do to keep the business running as smoothly and effectively as possible in the digital age.
• Build agility into your enterprise architecture
In today's turbulent marketplace, adaptability is essential. Enterprise architecture isn't a step-by-step guide to how the organization should run and which technologies to employ. Make it standard enough to keep the firm going, yet broad enough to adapt to market changes.