Enterprise Architecture Solution & Services
Key EA Challanges:
In today's rapidly changing business environment andsuccessful growth, the Enterprise Architecture (EA) will have to take aholistic view of the entire enterprise, spanning the infrastructure and thebusiness strategy as well as the external environment in which the businesscompetes.
Some of the key EAchallanges --
Compliance: The first set of challenges centers onregulatory compliance. Enterprise architects are well placed to help identifysystems and processes that are impacted by compliance requirements andregulations. Introduce new technology and processes without jeopardizingcompliance and be able to envision and articulate architecture enhancements.
Security: Extending the enterprise and empowering theorganization with technology has come at a price, and security breaches are aslikely to come from within as from without. This creates huge challenges forthe enterprise architect–the architecture must be sufficiently pliant toaccommodate modern business’s need for its systems and processes to integratewith business partners and customers, while protecting it from competitors andhackers. Failure here can cause catastrophic damage to the company’sreputation, often resulting in irrecoverable loss of trust and marketcapitalization.
Upgrade to Technology: The organizations are in a deepperiod of technology upgrade and that the investment cycle in IT has moved fromrevitalizing and retooling the financial, enterprise resource planning, andother key back-office systems to reengineering the systems that support corebusiness processes, such as customer relationship management and supply chainoptimization.
Productivity: Being able quickly and accurately to model“what ifs” is an increasingly central role for the architect. Globalization andscaling is driving the potential for increased complexity in the organization.Necessary to find smarter and cleverer ways to plan and deliver never-failmodes of operation for our organizations. It is no longer just an inconveniencewhen the architecture fails–it threatens the business.
Our Business ValueAddition:
Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a conceptual andwell-defined blueprint (as shown in diagram below) that defines the structureand operation of an organization. The intent of enterprise architecture is todetermine how an organization can most effectively achieve its current andfuture objectives.
?From industry standpoint, the successful enterprisearchitecture contains collaboration of four major components, called thebusiness perspective, the information perspective, the application perspective,and the technology perspective.
The business perspective defines the processes and standardsby which the business operates on a day-to-day basis. The applicationperspective defines the interactions among the processes and standards used bythe organization. The information perspective defines and classifies the rawdata (such as document files, databases, images, presentations, andspreadsheets) 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 includeimproved business decision making, improved adaptability to changing demands ormarket competition conditions, elimination of inefficient and redundantprocesses, optimization of the use of organizational assets, and tracking &minimizing employee turnover.
EnterpriseArchitecture Framework (EA framework) defines how to create and useenterprise architecture. Below are some of the frameworks that are widely usedin the Enterprise Architecture environment in the industry –
TOGAF – The OpenGroup Architecture Framework: A widely used framework including an architecturaldevelopment method (ADM)
DoDAF – The USDepartment of Defense Architecture Framework
FEAF – FederalEnterprise Architecture Framework: It is commonly use within the US Government
TEAF – TreasuryEnterprise Architecture Framework: It is design and developed for US Treasury
TEAP – Transit Enterprise ArchitectureProcess Framework [to learn more click here]
SAP EnterpriseArchitecture Framework
ITIL – InformationTechnology Infrastructure Library
PEAF – PragmaticEnterprise Architecture Framework