"Continually changing market conditions dictate that organizations must react swiftly to stay in business. They therefore recognize the need to exploit their IT (Information Technology) facilities more effectively and efficiently. In achieving this goal, high hopes are pinned on the use of enterprise architecture. The practical benefits of enterprise architecture have, however, proved disappointing: enterprise architects are regarded as a restraining influence who hamper progress, and enterprise architecture is associated with piles of paper with little or no practical use. The main reason for this, is that the architects, and subsequently the architecture which they design, are too isolated from the day-to-day reality of conducting a business. Developing enterprise architecture is one thing, using it is another. Enterprise architecture needs to change, and the time is ripe for a new way of looking at architecture: the Dynamic Enterprise Architecture."