Zachman said "Just like you need an architect to build your building you will need someone to `engineer' your enterprise to suit the rapid changes in the business scenario".
Changes are happening much faster today than what happened couple of years back. It is very important to understand the current technological architecture which is required to support your business processes. You as a decision maker of your organization need to think carefully about future demand and your client's expectation. Without an engineering approach to define and build an enterprise, how could you expect to survive next 20 years?
The major factors that are driving organizations to consider EA principles more seriously, is the need for supporting heterogeneous customer base, which requires services in different formats at a reasonable cost. Today most of the organizations are aggressive to increase their client's base by create technology in demand or by acquiring other companies which are working in line with their business strategy. The new acquisitions and mergers, rationalized investment, consolidation of IT and other assets would require companies to apply EA principles in a careful and a methodological way.
Enterprises could hope to manage all this complexity and change by 'engineering' their enterprises. Those enterprises who master EA at the early stage, will rewrite history. EA would help you address time-to-market issues, effectively create service innovations, gradation in service offerings and ensure more transparent decision making, among others. Eventually, it would provide tools and insight for firms to make predictions about the future and prepare them for accommodating change in effective and respond in timely manner. Once you have strong understanding of EA requirements for your organization, you can look for different ways to meet the expectations.
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