In conversation with Metis Strategy, a partner of LeanIX, Atlassian’s Chief Information Officer Archana Rao shared insights into her company’s much-publicized growth—a success she attributed heavily to Enterprise Architecture.
Time is almost up for enterprises to decide how best to migrate from Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 before official support services are discontinued. Come July 9, 2019 the following options must be completely evaluated by Enterprise Architects and their stakeholders:
Highlights from two presentations: "Digital Means Designing for Change" and "Funding Innovation Through Effective Portfolio Management"
Representatives from LeanIX offered keynote and feature presentations in Chicago this week to audiences at Forrester’s 2019 Digital Transformation & Innovation Forum, a conference hosted by the global research firm and dedicated to tech-driven business enablement.
TOGAF—The Open Group Architectural Framework—has been used by Enterprise Architects (EAs) as a common language to plot development strategies for more than 25 years.
It’s big. Version 9.2 big.
But with TOGAF’s evolving library of definitions and symbology comes the unavoidable struggle to align to the framework in an agile manner.
It’s like building the foundation for your home. When planning your enterprise architecture, a clear blueprint mapping the basic infrastructure of an organization can mean the difference between a chaotic mess or a beautiful support system.
Business capability maps provide a clear vision for future state of an organization’s applications, processes and business objects. But creating this map and understanding the impact of each capability is a daunting task, especially if your application landscape has not been well maintained over time.
The words ‘digital transformation’ can be heard everywhere. Constantly mentioned in a business context, it may seem as if digital transformation is here to overthrow entire industries. At LeanIX, we view digital transformation as an important tool to redefine your business and catapult your organization swiftly into the digital age.
What exactly is digital transformation, and why is it key for enterprise architects to get involved?
We are living in the era of technology. Smartphones power the world around us, giving us tips of where to eat in new cities, keeping us connected with family members on different continents, and keeping a steady beat of music in our ears as we go throughout the day.
Many older corporations rely on legacy systems, often built 40 to 50 years ago. These organizations are also putting off a very much needed overhaul of their IT landscape. Digital transformation is rapidly changing all aspects of business, and a part of the change is incorporating beneficial design and development practices like microservices, agile, and DevOps. In order to shift from legacy systems, there should be an active portfolio management practice in place.
In today's world of rapid digitalization, majority of enterprises have thousands of applications currently deployed on their global networks. Alas, not all of the applications are necessarily practical, or being used at all. An unorganized, and overinflated application landscape leads to greater risk, and wasted IT cost. Application rationalization efforts have helped organizations uncover millions in savings.
CIOs create measurable value by delivering IT capabilities that are in tune with business priorities. In the age of rapid digital transformation, CIOs should gauge all possible tools and trends including artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT and the cloud, to find money saving and market-leading innovative opportunities.