The Enterprise Architecture Blog

Available Now: The LeanIX Self-Service Portal

The LeanIX Self-Service Portal — a web portal that can be configured for better co-ordinating IT support and software/hardware orders via contextualized overviews of technology landscapes — is available to all LeanIX customers (existing and new) at no additional cost. The LeanIX Self-Service Portal is a central location wherein enterprise architects (EAs) and their stakeholders can, for example, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of IT helpdesks with up-to-date architectural information.

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Five Reasons Customer Success Is Imperative for Any Organization’s Company Culture

Customer success is a real-time, proactive approach to establishing, developing, and building relationships between businesses and individuals. It involves truly understanding customers and their respective organizational KPIs ,and helping disentangle whatever bottlenecks they may have in order for goals to be met and surpassed.

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The Key Challenges of CIOs in Manufacturing

The rise of new digital industrial technology, known as Industry 4.0, is significantly influencing the manufacturing industry. Consequently, to navigate the Industry 4.0 revolution and remain competitive, manufacturing companies have to improve their business processes and business models.

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Making it Count: Driving Value with Enterprise Architecture

Ernst & Young’s Amy Fenstermacher spoke last month at LeanIX’s EA Connect Day on the subject of how enterprise architecture (EA) can take a greater role in leading business and digital transformations. An EA who has spent more than a decade helping clients from the public sector modernize their capabilities, Amy knows exactly how difficult it is to prove the discipline's return on investments. In her view, this is partly due to the fact EA focuses on the future and is so often steeped in theoretical concerns that occasionally fail to make long-lasting, fundamental changes to enterprises.

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What You Must Do Before Migrating to SAP S/4HANA

Reinventing an ERP architecture is an enormous undertaking that presents numerous challenges for any organization. The complexity of such a project is exacerbated in the age of digital transformation. Companies are adopting and developing new technologies to get a competitive edge, while at the same time migrating services to the cloud and striving to maintain business as usual in the face of everchanging customer demands. With SAP S/4HANA, however, it’s not a matter of if enterprises will have to change over, but when.

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Major Technology Trends Disrupting the Manufacturing Industry

2020 is making CIOs and enterprise architects (EAs) in the manufacturing industry more determined than ever to unlock the benefits of Industry 4.0. But while intelligent automation and IoT-enabled machinery are the precursors to more efficient and controllable production lines, manufacturers must be equipped with superior ways of updating legacy technologies in order to implement digital services at scale and manage each with regularity.

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A Community of Collaboration: Highlights from EA Connect Day 2020

Over 1,700 experts in the fields of enterprise architecture (EA) and IT management registered for LeanIX’s virtual EA Connect Day, held May 20, 2020. The conference marked the largest of its kind with attendees from all over the world coming together as a community to hear our featured speakers who spanned the globe. 

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LeanIX and Lucidchart Announce Partnership and Product Integration to Take EA Diagramming to a New Level

Enterprise architects and solution architects at any level understand the importance of visualization. With businesses and their operating technologies moving faster than ever, taking a step back to better understand processes and data flows aids in revealing redundancies, mitigating risks, and identifying growth opportunities. It’s also an essential piece of the puzzle in communicating technical issues to non-technical business leaders. That’s why we’re so excited to bring architecture modeling capabilities to a whole new level.

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LeanIX-Apptio Product Integration Delivers ITFM, EAM IT Cost Visibility

The LeanIX-Apptio base integration — an out-of-the-box connector that links LeanIX’s EA Suite to Apptio’s IT Financial Management (ITFM) solution — was released today at the virtual U.S. EA Connect Day. Offering end-to-end transparency for precise understandings on the costs of IT architectural developments, the link between EA and ITFM supports a variety of use cases such as application rationalization and cloud transformation.

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100 Common Questions in an Enterprise Architect Job Interview

If you’re being interviewed for a position related to enterprise architecture (EA), you're likely interested in learning materials that can offer a competitive advantage or just improve your fundamental knowledge. Thankfully, LeanIX is staffed by experts in the field who know exactly what’s expected from EAs throughout industries, and our resource library offers free guides and white papers on a number of long-standing and emerging EA topics.

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