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Executive Summary
Enterprises are increasing their dependence on their information
technology applications and infrastructure. As a result, the IT applications
and infrastructure are now regarded as primary business assets, and
non-IS/IT senior business leaders such as CxOs and line of business
managers are becoming involved in IT application and infrastructure
buying decisions. In many enterprises, these business managers do not
understand the technical possibilities, and the IT managers do not
understand the business goals.
The cultural divide between the business managers and IS/IT managers
causes a knowledge-gap that becomes a source of great conflict, putting
pressure on business initiatives and technical imperatives. Unfortunately,
most enterprise applications, infrastructures and information services are
not flexible enough to keep pace with the requirements of dynamic
business opportunities. In this paper,we explore new concepts,
techniques and methodologies in solution architecture used to create an
atmosphere of cooperation. Through this atmosphere of cooper…
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and infrastructure initiatives.
• Explore ROI factors.
• Decide business metrics and build business case
to motivate decision makers to move forward to
creation of a high level architecture for the
solution.
• Align business goals and technology directions
in a strategy and high level architecture to sell
throughout the rest of the enterprise.
• Monitor solution pilots.
• Create blueprint design.
• Guide implementation of designed solution.
• Measure for results.
• Periodically rerun the process to ensure
continual improvement