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Achieving Digital Business Transformation through Strategic Acquisitions: The Role of Enterprise Architecture

Posted September 19, 2016 in Business & Enterprise Architecture, Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies Cutter Business Technology Journal
Contribution of the EA capability to acquisition outcome.

Here we illustrate how an EA capability can contribute to an acquisition process by preparing the firm so it is ready to acquire, identifying value-creating possibilities, engaging in direct inte­gration efforts, and monitoring the progress of work. Through our research and practical experiences, we’ve come to appreciate the value of enterprise architecture as an activity or action (the process of architecting) over that of a static framework (the concept of architecture), thereby focusing on the outcomes and impact of EA rather than the idea.

About The Author
Stefan Henningsson
Stefan Henningsson is an Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, where he researches strategic management of IT resources. Dr. Henningsson completed his PhD at the School of Economics and Management at Lund University, Sweden, with a ­thesis entitled “Managing IT Integration in Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions.” He has researched how companies such as Cisco Systems, SAP, Carlsberg, Danske Bank, Maersk Lines, and many ­… Read More
Gustav Toppenberg
Gustav Normark Toppenberg is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium’s Business & Enterprise Architecture and Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies practices. He is an Enterprise Transformation Executive with 20+ years of experience. His background includes building and leading transformational efforts for both small and global companies with a focus on business, data, and digital domains. His professional experience… Read More
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