With so much noise surrounding digital transformation and the increasing complexity of IT, it’s easy for technology leaders to go astray in their search for best-fit vendors. For enterprise architecture (EA) tools, a growing industry with a diverse range of software providers, the selection process can be particularly confusing. That is what makes independent peer reviews invaluable.
Presentation highlights from Gartner's 2019 Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit
Gartner’s 2019 Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit was a perfect showcase for André Christ, CEO of LeanIX, to share his perspectives on the new ways in which Enterprise Architects can satisfy the demands of modern businesses.
Gartner’s theme for this year’s summit is “Leading Digital Business Innovation and Transformation“. The agenda appeals to Enterprise Architects to become leaders of digital change, especially when it comes to creating and implementing digital strategies. Of course topics like bimodal IT, cloud and Internet of Things are playing a major role in this.
Especially when it comes to bimodal IT there have been a lot of heated discussions recently. This can be quite a contentious issue – some have good arguments why bimodal IT can be risky for organizations. Notably a two-class system is feared, in which investment in “slow IT“ is neglected. On the other side our client Axel Springer is one example showing that separating slow from fast IT can be the best way to deal with the current IT landscape – if you manage to link up both aspects.
The latest Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools report by analysts Gartner included leanIX as an out-of-the-box, affordable, cloud-based EA tool especially suitable for midsize and smaller organizations.
Jörg G. Beyer, Managing Director of LeanIX, commented on the inclusion of leanIX in the report, “Of course we are very pleased and proud that leanIX was included in the report. Gartner recognizes that leanIX is a valid choice for organizations to manage their IT portfolio.
This is a brief comparison of the differences between the 2012 and 2013 Magic Quadrants for Enterprise Architecture Tools based just on the X/Y position in the quadrant. We have chosen this approach because many people just look at the position in the quadrant and don’t read the report in detail.