Enterprise architecture is a long-established practice for conducting enterprise analysis, design, planning, and implementation — using a holistic approach — for the successful development and execution of an IT strategy. Enterprise architecture applies architectural principles and practices to guide organizations through the business, information, process, and technological changes necessary to execute their strategies. These practices utilize various aspects of an enterprise to identify, motivate, and achieve these important changes.
Enterprise architects are responsible for analyzing the business structure and processes and drawing conclusions from the information collected to address the goals of enterprise architecture: Effectiveness, Efficiency, Agility, Durability.
Many enterprise architects know how to talk a good game. What we better is execute. We always address a client’s specific IT architecture needs, but we’re known for our special effectiveness following a triggering event — such as a merger or acquisition —or when a core system needs replacing. When the time-to-market or the cost of the existing architecture is no longer sustainable, we can reduce annual IT costs by as much as 30 percent, while simultaneously building a platform for the future that can create business opportunities. How do we achieve these savings? By consolidating similar systems or reducing the complexity of the interfaces between systems.
Our goal is make sure our clients wind up with architects who truly understand how to move toward the blueprint that we create. We make the business benefits of our plan clear and provide a user-friendly roadmap for implementation of the blueprint.
We take a top-management approach when it comes to IT architecture redesign. This means being sensitive to the needs of all users and to the overall efficiency of the network. Typically, enterprises have a designated representative within the IT department charged with this responsibility. But the best architects are rarely the most skilled builders or engineers. We bring our wealth of business experience and understanding to bear on the overall design of the IT architecture. We help align our clients’ IT perspective with their boardroom’s perspective, and make sure that those in the C-Suite really understand what we’re doing to improve their bottom line.
What are the bottom line benefits of our unique approach?