Global CIOs told us what we can expect in 2017. Enterprise Architects need to get set to focus on Security, Cloud Computing and Big Data.
Author: Dan Aston
Enterprise Architecture is critical to identify and capitalize on new business opportunities presented by Big Data, acting as a guide rope for strategic change.
The estimated 5 billion Internet of Things connected devices today is forecast to grow to over 30 billion by 2020. Enterprise Architecture plays a critical role in managing the vast complexity of the IoT data and infrastructure.
Big Data has changed the way in which organizations understand and make use of the growing volume, velocity, variety and value of enterprise data. Any company, whether large or small, can take steps to analyze and make use of the disparate information it has access to, speeding up and increasing focus on initiatives that help drive and grow the company.
With the correct approach, enterprise architecture helps the business target the right market activities and fine tune marketing, sales and business operations.
The concept of ‘agility’ has permeated almost every inch of the enterprise. It’s not hard to see why either. The promise of faster time to markets, better management of change and disruption, and leaner, more efficient operations is clearly an appealing. Enterprise Architecture is no exception to the rule.
The ascent of digital business has been staggering. It’s not only changed the landscape on which businesses typically operate, it’s also fundamentally changed the way customers both perceive and interact with the business. Weekends and national holiday’s no longer mean shorter business hours, as the consumer is ready, able and willing to reach out to a business at any time.