Market Wrap Up on Enterprise Architecture Activity

posted Dec 19, 2012, 3:40 PM by Krish Ayyar   [ updated Dec 19, 2012, 3:42 PM ]
As the year comes to a close, I would like to share some of my experiences across the globe with you on what sort of initiatives are being undertaken in the world of Enterprise Architecture. 

TOGAF certification
This is very popular with IT Service provider companies which are steadily skilling up and positioning themselves for bidding for large programs of work.

Archimate Modelling
Popular with IT Service providers and in Government circles. Archimate fits in nicely with TOGAF and is now an Open Group standard.This enables the IT service providers to talk in the same standard language used by their global clients.

Solution Architecture frameworks
Solution Architecture Methods whether they are bespoke, based on TOGAF or Zachman have been around for quite some time. Now these methods have matured a lot, particularly in captive off shore development shops of Multi Nationals. 

Cloud Computing
Government Agencies globally are looking at Cloud Computing as a solution to address scalability, sharing, non capital spend etc as they tackle the job of providing and managing Information to citizens.

Architecture Repository set up
This is a very effective way of delivering value quickly if the right tools are used. TOGAF provides an excellent structure for setting up the repository and also has many templates, reference models etc for initial start up configurations in a short span of time. This is particularly popular with organisations that have a limited budget for EA and want to use existing resources to streamline EA activities and deliver value quickly.

I am sure the new year will bring more exciting stuff into the fore. Till then wish you all a Happy Christmas and a bright and wonderful New Year!!!