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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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Whynde Kuehn

What is Business Architecture?

by Whynde Kuehn

This Cutter Consortium white paper is primarily designed for business architecture practice leaders and business architecture practitioners. It is also helpful for executives (or any other business or IT roles) who would like to gain a more in-depth understanding of what business architecture is and is not.

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The Need for a Service Mindset

by Andreas Zolnowski, by Markus Warg

To cope with the disruption of digital transformation, an incumbent should combine its advantages with those of insurtechs, including a service mindset.


If You Build It: Leveraging the Knowledgebase for Immediate Value

by Whynde Kuehn

The knowledgebase is the foundation of business architecture. Without it, we cannot achieve the benefits and vision that the discipline intends to provide. A business architecture knowledgebase enables an organization to do the following:

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Executive Update

Accelerating Business Architecture: Using Reference Models

by Whynde Kuehn

This Executive Update is the second in a series that focuses on how to accelerate the development of an organization’s business architecture. It explores how to leverage reference models to further accelerate business architecture development.    


Is Your EA Suiting You Well?

by Jan Paul Fillie, by Karel Auwerda, by JanWillem Sieben

For nearly all counter-strategies, a company must look at its digital assets in relation to each other and to the present digital landscape — that is, the enterprise architecture.

Roger Evernden

Ringing the Digital Changes: A Different Future for Us All?

by Roger Evernden

Whether we choose to face it or not, digital disruption is here to stay. Whether we choose to accept it or not, digital disruption will affect every enterprise. The jury on our digitized future is still out, and it may be some time before it comes to a unanimous conclusion. In the meantime, there are plenty of serious writers and researchers who predict some significant changes in our world. In this Advisor, I sketch some of these ideas so that you can consider them in your future planning scenarios.

Business & Enterprise Architecture

Knowing Your Customer Requires an Event-Driven Architecture

by Markus Warg, by Andreas Zolnowski

One way to better understand the customer is through data about that customer.

Nick Malik

Using Business Segments to Plan Your EA Rollout

by Nick Malik

Many enterprise architecture (EA) teams struggle with creating a program that demonstrates the level of strategic value that they believe EA should have. Taking actionable steps to remove many of the most common roadblocks to growing the strategic nature of your EA program takes time. For most programs beginning the journey to strategic engagement, I strongly recommend dividing up the enterprise into business segments and applying EA to one (or at most two) segment(s) at a time.