Digital Transformation for Enterprise Architects

Powerful insights to evolve the enterprise architect role and impact your business strategy

2023 Leadership Vision for Enterprise Architecture

Today’s rapidly changing business environment provides great opportunities for enterprise architecture (EA) leaders who have an unprecedented opportunity to define a new vision for EA and for their teams.

This eBook is designed to provide top-level guidance on where to focus — based on our data-driven research.

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    2023 Technology Adoption Roadmap for Infrastructure and Operations

    Formally known as the Emerging Technology Adoption for Large Enterprises, the new Technology Adoption Roadmap focuses on technologies and practices from Infrastructure and Operation domains. 

    This Roadmap is designed to understand deployment plans, adoption timelines, value and risks posed by 57 technologies across core infrastructure domains, including operations, cloud, edge and data center, and digital workplace.

    How we address your top technical architecture related challenges

    As the focus of the EA practice shifts from the IT organization to the business, the types of deliverables will need to change. Enterprise Architects will now require new models and analyses, practices and competencies to understand, support and add value for their business stakeholders.

    Data Fabric Architecture is Key to Modernizing Data Management and Integration

    Data management agility has become a mission-critical priority for organizations in an increasingly diverse, distributed, and complex environment. To reduce human errors and overall costs, enterprise architects can collaborate with data and analytics leaders to look beyond traditional IT architectures and build agile and future-ready data management solutions.

    Evolve Enterprise Architecture Into an Internal Management Consultancy

    Join this complimentary webinar, where Gartner expert Saul Brand shares how evolving the EA practice into an internal management consultancy supports digital strategy and allows enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders to deliver tangible business value through EA.

    5 Steps to Architect Your Enterprise Operating Model

    Watch this on-demand webinar where Gartner expert Marcus Blosch looks at the relationship between business and operating models, and how to design implement new operating models to build the core of business transformation.

    How Enterprise Architects Should Migrate Data and Analytics to the Cloud?

    More than 90% of enterprises will have a multicloud infrastructure and platform by 2025, but less than 10% of enterprises have an effective strategy to embrace multicloud complexity. This roadmap is designed to support modularity, autonomy and orchestration of distributed D&A workloads, by focusing on building the right strategy, architecture and, most important, operationalization with hybrid and multicloud implementations.

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    Enterprise Architecture and technology questions Gartner can help answer

    The key role of an enterprise architect is to create a scalable framework of IT assets and business processes aligned to a corporate governance that supports the organization to deliver on its goals and strategic objectives. 

    They must also develop the internal management consulting skills to influence and educate business leaders and executives on the importance of certain IT decisions or risks. 

    Two key responsibilities of an EA are to:

    • Provide enterprise architecture services to stakeholders: EA helps business and IT leaders make smart investment decisions by providing context and support to help teams collaborate, building better flexibility, agility, and autonomy in decision making, and enabling faster speed to value and time to market. 
    • Select tools to support the EA discipline: EA tools are constantly evolving, and the right selection and use of EA tools are critical to supporting business transformation and optimization efforts.

    Enterprise Architecture helps organizations formulate business strategy through outlining the framework needed for IT delivery. It also informs business and operating models, and leads the enterprise responses to disruptive forces such as changes to markets, customers, supply chains and technology. 

    The way that the architects themselves contribute to the organization’s success in this is through streamlined management of all moving parts of the framework and strategy, plus identifying gaps and improvements across the organization’s execution of that strategy.

    The key differentiator between Enterprise Architects and other technical architects across an organization is the EA’s ability — and requirement — to operate as an internal consultant across all pillars of the business.

    Rather than focusing on one singular disciple, the EA has to cover the breadth of IT frameworks as it applies to each individual business unit, assess its viability and then design a roadmap to success for that unit, via scalable IT solutions.

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