Change your business with zero IT cost

Posted on 02/06/2011. Filed under: Enterprise Architecture |

You are reading this because you would like to know how, well it is simple. It’s impossible!

Since I have your attention, I would like to share some thoughts with you to minimize the costs.

One: Incorporating a cloud solution to business intelligence (BI) project at one of my clients, it just struck me once more what a LARGE impact a “small” business decision has on information technology (IT). Technology has become so ingrained into business that there is virtually no separation. Changing technology impacts business and vice verse. Needless to say both imply costs.

Two: Without a head to steer the body chaos is imminent. Similarly to business requires a CEO, your organization requires a CIO to steer the business’ technology aspects. C is for Chief, whom holds the responsibility to set visions, strategies, objectives and tactics. Metaphorically he is the driver of the chariot who ensures all the horses pull in unity and the same direction.

Three: The CIO should embrace the professional enterprise architect’s depiction and knowledge of the inter-relationships between business and technology as foundation to ensure business strategies and objectives are met. Through enterprise architecture (EA) business visions will continuously be met and support future business changes.

Four: EA is a very large complex profession but its implementation could be very simple. Business adoption and implementation of EA is simplified by the skilled EA professional. EA is not a project but a strategic business division. EA is an operational (OPEX) – and not a capital (CAPEX) expense.

Five: EA implementation is governed by project management best practices. A phased approach achieves best results for all stakeholders.

Whether you agree or not, I would love to know.

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