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You can create and deploy business and enterprise architectures that improve organizational understanding, increase business opportunities, support agility, and deliver value. Cutter’s Architecture team delivers continuous insights based on their hands-on experience assisting organizations worldwide.

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Mohan Babu K
Advisor

Digitization and IT Systems

by Mohan Babu K

CIOs and their teams are now tasked with enabling digital strategies, and many of the user stories target tangible benefits for customers and the organization.


Brian Cameron
Advisor

EA and Transformational Change

by Brian Cameron

The role of EA leaders in technology innovation is to scan the horizon of emerging technologies to determine how they are being applied and identify opportunities for the organization to innovate for competitive advantage. Once EA leaders have identified and analyzed those opportunities, businesses can formulate strategies for adoption.


Whynde Kuehn
Advisor

What Do Business Architects Do? Five FAQs

by Whynde Kuehn

There is a common set of questions burning in peoples’ minds when they think about the business architect role, whether they are new to the discipline or experienced but seeking to compare approaches. In this Advisor, we address these important questions based on practical experience and best practices employed by a wide range of industries, organizations, and geographies.


Figure 1 — Tracing a roadmap to projects.
Advisor

Using Roadmaps Strategically

by Roger Evernden

Roadmaps have two key functions in strategy planning. The first is to outline planned architectural changes that will deliver the required strategies; the second is to outline alternative ways to achieve the same results.


Debabrata Pruseth
Advisor

The Psychology of Effective Stakeholder Management

by Debabrata Pruseth

It is the enterprise architects’ responsibility to successfully implement and grow big data technology adoption. The real challenge, from my experience, lies in managing the various stakeholders involved and onboarding them successfully onto the big data transformation journey.


Mohan Babu K
Executive Update

Executing Digital Strategies

by Mohan Babu K

This Executive Update focuses on the execution of digital strategies and begins with an overview of digitization along with the distinct categories in which transformation programs fall. It highlights the responsibilities and accountabilities of IT leaders in enabling digital transformation. This Update also examines key technology enablers that underpin successful digitization efforts.  


Conducting an Architectural Risk Assessment
Advisor

Conducting an Architectural Risk Assessment

by Fred Donovan

An architectural risk assessment is not a penetration test or merely a vulnerability scan. It is an engineering process with the aim of understanding, defining, and defending all the functional output from customers, line workers, corporate staff, and client-server interactions. Performed correctly, it will empower the technology staff and enable the business to focus less on security and more on customers.


Article

Architectural Thinking to the Rescue

by Roger Evernden

2016 surprised most of us with two big political decisions that we didn’t expect. Britain had a referendum that returned a vote to leave the European Union — popularly known as “Brexit.” And the US voted for a business and property magnate who had never held elective office as its next president.

Commentators around the world have analyzed these two results, and the consensus seems to be that these political battles have ushered in a new era of politics in which the truth and rational debate are less important, and emotion, lies, and propaganda are more likely to sway voters. What does this mean from an enterprise architecture perspective?