Countering Disruption: How EA Can Support Disruptive Business Models

Posted August 2, 2017 in Business & Enterprise Architecture, Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies Cutter Business Technology Journal
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In this article, we investigate ways to use enterprise architecture (EA) to deal with disruptive business models, either by supporting the transformation of your own business to deal with disruptors or starting new spin-off businesses that attack the disruptors head on. How can a company use its existing EA to address the challenges in disruptive business models?

About The Author
Jan Paul Fillie
Jan-Paul Fillié is a Technology Strategy Consultant, Agile Champion, and TOGAF-Certified Architect at IBM. His focus is on analytics, business intelligence, and data governance, including GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Mr. Fillié has worked on IT transformation programs in the financial sector as a consultant, architect, and project manager. As an IBM Agile Champion, he assists teams, programs, and client organizations in Agile/… Read More
Karel Auwerda
Karel Auwerda is an experienced IT Architect at IBM, focused on enterprise architecture, process improvement, and information and service architecture. For the last several years, Mr. Auwerda has worked with clients on architecture and information planning, and program and project portfolio analysis and planning. He can be reached at
JanWillem Sieben
Jan-Willem Sieben is an IT Strategy Consultant at IBM, with a focus on enterprise architecture and the alignment between business and IT strategy. He has been engaged as a consultant, program manager, and enterprise architect in large transformations and innovation programs at central government organizations and a variety of commercial companies, mainly retail. Mr. Sieben has lectured on enterprise architecture for Erasmus University Rotterdam… Read More
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