Bryanyessiel (05.09.2012 08:56)
Frank, what you are putting your figner on is very interesting and has a lot of merit – I’d like to expand on it somewhat. The modern economy—global, domestic and local—is fast and dynamic, and the pressure for change—or being dynamic—requires enterprises to be resilient, innovative, agile and adaptive. This requires not only that the IT function is considered and organized as ONE unit, but that it is an integral part of the enterprise business organization and that the enterprise manages business and technology in a “whole brained” manner – that is that business and technology management is converged and functions as almost intertwined. Once converged, the IT function moves beyond the delivery of IT services and support important capabilities of the business, and operates as a full business partner in executing the business strategy and transformation – to address and overcome the dynamic challenges and pressures for change. Once this is achieved, it is organized for complete business efficiency.Research has shown that enterprises which have mastered business and technology management convergence also experience far better financial performance that competitors in their group.To accomplish this convergence, the functional area Strategic Enterprise Architecture (SEA) provides several fundamental capabilities such as Business Architecture, Technology Architecture, EA Standards, Application Portfolio Management and Asset Rationalization. These capabilities support other functional areas for converging business and technology management; Governance and Organization, managing Technology Investments and Strategy and Planning.