Enterprise Architecture: Vast Promise or Lost Opportunity?

Tightening IT budgets and the rise of the cloud are converging to form a critical juncture for the enterprise
architect. At this moment, enterprise architects have a unique chance to usher in concepts like business architecture and fine-tune business agility. Will they make progress or squander the opportunity?
The economy’s grip on IT budgets and the fast-changing sourcing models like cloud computing are pointing to a reckoning for EA — of now defining a vast new promise for IT business alignment improvement or, conversely, a potentially costly lost opportunity.
The need for EA seems to be more pressing than ever, yet efforts to professionalize EA do not necessarily lead to increased credibility and adoption, at least not yet.

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