This paper presents an excellent discussion on enterprise architecture enabled business transformation. It presents a theoretical perspective on business transformation – what is it? why is it important? how to go about it? what drives transformation? what are its challenges? – and the role enterprise architecture plays in successful transformation. Excellent Read! (50+ pages)
This presentation makes a case for enterprise architecture planning – why is enterprise architecture important?
This presentation takes a long route to connecting business alignment and enterprise architecture planning. The focus is on SAP but there are a few gems to be found buried deep!
The author makes a business case for enterprise architecture – EA creates competitive advantage for the business; EA Maturity matters; EA’s impact is increasing; To be effective EA must move beyond IT; EA forces a fundamental rethinking of business IT alignment.
This paper uses a case study to demonstrate the practical application of enterprise architecture to create business value.
Where is the beef Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)? Is the benefit in reuse? Is it in interoperability? Management of business? This presentation evaluates the business case for SOA along key criteria.
The authors make the business case for enterprise architecture planning.
This is a global study on the business value of enterprise architecture – do business executives consider EA critical to business value? Does EA maturity level vary by organization? Is business value related to EA maturity level? How can companies improve business value delivery through their enterprise architecture efforts?
This paper discusses the business case for the service oriented architecture (SOA) investment – "it provides the dynamic capability to create innovation for managing change and empowering competitive advantage."
This white paper provides an overview of enterprise architecture’s role in the enterprise transformation process: common definitions, frameworks and views, the EA linkage to solution architectures and service-oriented architectures, the business value of EA and a summary of implications that EA imposes on successful software development.