Are Your Technology Investments Aligned With Your Business Goals?
Optimize IT. Increase agility. Accelerate innovation. Forget all of that jargon (for now, at least).
At the end of the day, driving greater value for your business through technology comes down to one thing: aligning your technology investments and assets with your business goals.
Achieving alignment means answering questions like:
- Do all of your applications address the needs of your modern operations?
- Are your applications and technology stacks across the business integrated with each other?
- Are you able to gain actionable, real-time data analytics across your operations?
- Are you happy with the relationship between IT and the business?
- Do you need to re-platform, modernize, or redesign your applications?
Answering questions like these is what Enterprise Architecture (EA) is all about. The idea is simple enough; the implementation gets much more complicated.
90 percent of executives report that they fail to meet all of their strategic goals. 59 percent admit that they struggle to bridge the gap between strategy development and its practical, day-to-day implementation.
Many CIOs are operating within the gap between business goals and IT capabilities. It’s a difficult position to be in, especially when you can see so clearly where your business could be if you were only able to simultaneously streamline and innovate through your architecture.