The ever increasing challenges of modern day enterprises demand
organization to design of effective Enterprise Architecture (EA) for
them to succeed and stay alive in the competition. For EA to be
effective, it requires collaboration from many professionals, some of
them directly designing/modifying the EA and while others are
stakeholders who use the EA to make critical strategic decisions. These
decisions in turn define the direction of the organization.
To deliver effective EA, many users have to collaborate. It then becomes equally important to have proper "Visibility" to all users to avoid "reinventing of wheel".
However at the same time it opens the doors for accidental
modifications from inexperienced users creating inconsistency in the
system. The after-effects are hard to imagine/foresee and sometimes
Now in this critical environment where "Visibility" and "Security"
form two faces of the same coin, how do you manage effective delivery
of EA? While there are many tools which allow creation of EA, IBM
Rational System Architect (SA) comes bundled with answers to many more
questions than just EA. While Rational System Architect gives you the
platform and also forms the tool to design the EA, the Catalog Manager
with its "Instance Level" and "Type Level" access Control capabilities complements, completes and addresses the key requirements of "Visibility" and "Security".
There is more that catalog manager helps you with. Rational System
Architect also offers a thin client known as System Architect XT
(Extended Team) which helps sharing EA through browser. For an
encyclopedia that contains EA artifacts to be made accessible by
Rational System Architect XT, it must be an Enterprise encyclopedia
controlled by Rational System Architect Catalog Manager.
For more demos and sessions on Rational System Architect, be there at Innovate 2011!!!!