Enterprise Architecture Solution & Services
Key EA Challanges:
In today's rapidly changing business environment and successful growth, the Enterprise Architecture (EA) will have to take a holistic view of the entire enterprise, spanning the infrastructure and the business strategy as well as the external environment in which the business competes.
Some of the key EA challanges --
Compliance: The first set of challenges centers on regulatory compliance. Enterprise architects are well placed to help identify systems and processes that are impacted by compliance requirements and regulations. Introduce new technology and processes without jeopardizing compliance and be able to envision and articulate architecture enhancements.
Security: Extending the enterprise and empowering the organization with technology has come at a price, and security breaches are as likely to come from within as from without. This creates huge challenges for the enterprise architect–the architecture must be sufficiently pliant to accommodate modern business’s need for its systems and processes to integrate with business partners and customers, while protecting it from competitors and hackers. Failure here can cause catastrophic damage to the company’s reputation, often resulting in irrecoverable loss of trust and market capitalization.
Upgrade to Technology: The organizations are in a deep period of technology upgrade and that the investment cycle in IT has moved from revitalizing and retooling the financial, enterprise resource planning, and other key back-office systems to reengineering the systems that support core business processes, such as customer relationship management and supply chain optimization.
Productivity: Being able quickly and accurately to model “what ifs” is an increasingly central role for the architect. Globalization and scaling is driving the potential for increased complexity in the organization. Necessary to find smarter and cleverer ways to plan and deliver never-fail modes of operation for our organizations. It is no longer just an inconvenience when the architecture fails–it threatens the business.
Our Business Value Addition:
Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a conceptual and well-defined blueprint (as shown in diagram below) that defines the structure and operation of an organization. The intent of enterprise architecture is to determine how an organization can most effectively achieve its current and future objectives.
?From industry standpoint, the successful enterprise architecture contains collaboration of four major components, called the business perspective, the information perspective, the application perspective, and the technology perspective.
The business perspective defines the processes and standards by which the business operates on a day-to-day basis. The application perspective defines the interactions among the processes and standards used by the organization. The information perspective defines and classifies the raw data (such as document files, databases, images, presentations, and spreadsheets) that the organization requires in order to efficiently operate. The technology perspective defines the hardware, operating systems, programming, and networking solutions used by the organization.
Proven advantages of having Enterprise Architecture include improved business decision making, improved adaptability to changing demands or market competition conditions, elimination of inefficient and redundant processes, optimization of the use of organizational assets, and tracking & minimizing employee turnover.
Enterprise Architecture Framework (EA framework) defines how to create and use enterprise architecture. Below are some of the frameworks that are widely used in the Enterprise Architecture environment in the industry –
TOGAF – The Open Group Architecture Framework: A widely used framework including an architectural development method (ADM)DoDAF – The US Department of Defense Architecture Framework
FEAF – Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework: It is commonly use within the US Government
TEAF – Treasury Enterprise Architecture Framework: It is design and developed for US Treasury
TEAP – Transit Enterprise Architecture Process Framework [to learn more click here]
SAP Enterprise Architecture Framework
ITIL – Information Technology Infrastructure Library
PEAF – Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture Framework