- Does your investment deliver critical capability and support continuing operations?
- Does your investment provide operational expenditure reductions?
- Alternatively, does your investment drive new product releases or other revenue generation?
No? Sounds like you’re probably wasting money.
To achieve focussed investment you must link together your business, information and technology strategies. At Imperators, our experience shows that technology enacts business strategy most successfully through well-defined and understood strategic aims.
We recognise that to achieve ready understanding we must explain why change is happening. With the reason for change clear across all parties, informed decisions become easier and everyone acts in a relevant and considerate manner.
We firmly believe that the business should drive change and understand its component parts. In turn, this sees the development of:
- Strategic direction – Creating a vision for the enterprise that guides the development of each architecture component
- Business architecture – Describing the current and target business environments, focusing on the business processes, and operations of the enterprise
- System architecture – Defining what kind of application systems are relevant to the enterprise. Describing the applications as logical groups of capabilities that manage the information and support the business processes defined in business architecture
- Technology architecture – Identifying technology principles and the technology platforms, the distribution of data and applications
At Imperators, our ethos is to help you achieve your business vision through the application of appropriate technology. In order to realise the originally envisaged benefits, we support delivery of that technology at the right time, in the right place and for a known cost.
“Enterprise Architecture is the process of translating business vision and strategy into effective Enterprise change by creating, communicating and improving the key principles and models that describe the Enterprise’s future state and enable its evolution.
The scope of the Enterprise Architecture includes the people, processes, information and technology of the Enterprise, and their relationships to one another and to the external environment. Enterprise architects compose holistic solutions that address the business challenges of the Enterprise, and support the governance needed to implement them.”
Gartner G00141795: Gartner Defines the Term “Enterprise Architecture”, Anne Lapkin, July 2006