Value - Development
Value of Enterprise Architecture
Four Primary Benefits
A well thought-out Enterprise Architecture provides logically consistent guidance for IT design, construction, implementation, operation, and management that derive from the needs of business. As such, senior management and line of business understood and supported it. It takes into account the full context in which IT will be applied. Organizations derive from a well-crafted Enterprise Architecture four primary benefits.
Better Alignment of IT with LOB and Streamline Business Processes
Because the Enterprise Architecture begins with, and tracing everything back to, the needs of the business, the resulting IT is better aligned to support the business processes. IT investment costs will decrease as unnecessary IT initiatives are eliminated. Summary: ultimately discovers and eliminates redundancy of business processes across lines of business.
Reduced IS Complexity
The application of IT standards, specified technologies, and configurations leads to a less complexity environment resulting in ease of integration and fewer IT failures. Reduced complexity also leads to lower total cost of ownership for IT assets and resources from maintenance, support, integration, and acquisition views. It also allows IT staffs to be more efficient and effective since they can gain expertise in a more limited set of IT. Summary: ultimately discovers and eliminates redundancy in software and hardware and reduce inter-linking between systems.
Enhance Ability to Share and Integrate Information
Consistent data structures and communications mechanisms make it easier for an organization to share data and information internally, as well as with other external partners. This enables an organization to reduce data inaccuracy, increase data access, and better support informed decision making. Duplication of effort can be identified and eliminated, further contributing to lower it and operational costs. Summary: ultimately discovers and eliminates data redundancy, translation, and/or moves between systems.
More Adaptable IT Infrastructure
Reduced complexity and less variety in IT lead to an infrastructure that is more easily scaleable, maintainable, and flexible. This enables individual departments to adapt to reinvention initiatives or changes to the department's mission due to redefinition of the organization's goal. In addition, it betters an organization's ability to collaborate with other organizations. Summary: ultimately enables evolution to new technologies.
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