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Enterprise Architecture: Driving Business Benefits from IT (selected research briefings)

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Enterprise Architecture: Driving Business Benefits from IT (selected research briefings)Ross, Jeanne W.Working PaperEnterprise Architecture
Operating Model
Abstract: Enterprise architecture is the organizing logic for business processes and IT infrastructure, reflecting the integration and standardization requirements of the firm's operating model. CISR research has found that firms go through four stages of architecture maturity as they learn to enhance the strategic capabilities of IT. Recognizing the learning acquired in each of the architecture stages can help firms invest wisely and maximize benefits ranging from faster IT response times to increased strategic impact from IT.

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February 9, 2012


I’m interested in the relationship between the companies’ operating models and their growth styles.
I already found some interesting elements in the 2×2 matrix depicted in the reference book “EA as strategy” (page 39) and a little more details in each operating model description.

I wonder if the subject has been studied in more detail in within a previous research or publication.

Thank you for your help.
Best regards

February 11, 2012

To Answer my own question above, I found in the “EA as strategy” book a whole charpter on that particular subject. I’m referring to chapter 8 (page 165) named : ” Now exploit your foundation for profitable growth”.

I’m encouraging everyone to take a look on this material, because it’s rare to find such interesting ideas about the relationship of enterprise growth and IT (by evans).

Thanks for reading

February 22, 2015

I’m interested in operating models and EA core diagrams

August 25, 2015

Good stuff

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