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The New Rules of EA

New Enterprise Architecture is calling for a revolution. Discover its powerful New Rules.

Businesses have a greater need for Enterprise Architecture (EA)

In the pre-digital era, companies need to align business and IT, predicated on a 'business-led, IT enabled' approach. The traditional Enterprise Architecture practices evolved to support this aim. 

Now digital has forever changed the business-IT relationship. Business and IT are now integrated into a digital business strategy that generates sustainable business models and achieves strategic objectives in the face of extreme competition

Now digital has fundamentally altered the business-IT relationship, calling for a 'business- and IT-led, technology-enabled' approach. Business and IT are integrated into a digital business strategy that aims to create sustainable business models, effectively implement new technologies, and meet strategic objectives in the face of extreme competition.

This NEW EA will enhance its traditional practices through a new set of rules, ensuring that it can truly support value creation in digital businesses.
This New EA improves traditional practices through a new set of rules, truly supporting value creation in digital businesses.
Enterprise Architect’s historically linear solutions are outdated. Rigid frameworks and an exclusive focus on architecture cannot keep pace with the demand for continuous innovation and accelerated speed.
Digital businesses must be agile, constantly learning and adapting. Enterprise Architecture must go towards delivering continuous improvements at speed with a lightweight, pragmatic enterprise architecture that allows for better and smarter decisions.
72% of organizations are either starting, restarting or renewing their EA efforts.

The seven rules of NEW EA

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It is all about analytics, not architecture
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Start with a business problem
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Get the right data into the system
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Customizable user experience
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Expands access and empowers collaboration
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Built-in integrated security and regulatory compliance
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Speed and efficiency are the new norm
Just as industries and technologies evolve, so will New EA. Analytics will be the key driver, shifting enterprise architecture's strengths further away from rigid enterprise architecture towards dynamic enterprise intelligence.

The digital business ecosystem will only grow in complexity, making it impossible to understand and react to in real time. Enterprise Architecture will provide augmented intelligence around the enterprise and the ecosystems in which it operates.

Over time, enterprise architecture will become an analytic decision support system, enabling business leaders to answer complex questions based on real-time, contextually enriched, machine-to-machine and crowd sourced data.

Key takeaways

New EA is all about operational intelligence
Analytics need to be understood by multiple decision makers
New EA helps organizations to make better decisions faster, with insight and intelligence about their operations

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