A solution of Enterprise architecture applies architecture principles and practices to guide organizations through the business, information, process, and technology changes necessary to execute their strategies.
Purported advantages of having an enterprise architecture include improved decision making, improved adaptability to changing demands or market conditions, elimination of inefficient and redundant processes, optimization of the use of organizational assets, and minimization of employee turnover.
Why do you need an enterprise architecture?
Effective management and exploitation of information through IT is a key to business/mission success.
In many organizations, current IT systems do not fully meet the needs of the business because they are fragmented, duplicated, poorly understood, and not responsive to change.
Investment in information technology is often focused on systems maintenance and tactical developments rather than on a strategic plan.
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Business Cases To Apply EA Solutions
Choosing between Web services architectures isn't an easy task for architects because there are pros and cons to each Web service. When publishing a complex program to the world, some say SOAP is the way to go. Others say REST may be more desirable in scenarios where transactions are simple and results are needed in a timely manner.
SOA and RESTful interfaces have long been compared and contrasted to one another. SOA, for example, involves reusing components to create Agile and flexible applications. RESTful interfaces, on the other hand, are known for being inexpensive to maintain, lightweight and good for general online use.
As organizations continue to gather large volumes of data, IT professionals have to devise a timely, cost-effective big data architecture plan to deal with it. Design patterns can improve performance while cutting down complexity. Making the task difficult, however, is that the best big data design pattern depends on the goals of each specific project.
Software professionals face make-or-break challenges when choosing between developing on native or HTML5 apps. Native apps are built for use on a specific platform, such as iOS, and HTML5 is the current revision of the standard Hypertext Markup Language for programming. From performance to security, there are a number of reasons why HTML5 apps don't measure up to native.
Like most things in life, software development can be unpredictable, largely because customers constantly change requirements. While Agile software development practices don't prevent constant change, their focus on flexibility does help developers deal with it. Working in a "light manner," that is avoiding rigid models, allows enterprise architects to harness their efforts in a way that yields the greatest results.
Mobile backend-as-a-service (MBaaS) could solve mobile application developer' needs, but selecting the middleware isn't straightforward. Developers have to carefully weigh the pros and cons of using cloud MBaaS or open source MBaaS. Security and a project's time frame are just two important factors that need to be considered.
Application integration problems are hindering enterprise architects from quickly meeting the demands of business organizations and customers. Long-established methods of working with Web, cloud and mobile technologies are no longer doing what it takes in today's business world. Architects must change the way they write and test software while business leaders need to alter the way they look at development processes.
Organizations are always devising new and evolving business objectives, which require enterprise architects to be flexible. The role an enterprise architect plays within an organization may not be the same down the road, making it critical for technology professionals to always be learning about the latest trends.
At Bix, we support all the development process in best practices like TOGAF. The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is a proven Enterprise Architecture methodology and framework used by the world's leading organizations to improve IT and business efficiency. It is a framework for enterprise architecture which provides the method and tools for assisting in the acceptance, production, use, and maintenance of enterprise architecture.
Proven Benefits Of EA
- Lower business operation costs
- More agile organization
- Business capabilities shared across the organization
- Lower change management costs
- More flexible workforce
- Improved business productivity
- Lower software development, support, and maintenance costs
- Increased portability of applications
- Improved interoperability and easier system and network management
- Improved ability to address critical enterprise-wide issues, such as security
- Easier upgrade and exchange of system components
- Reduced complexity in the business and IT
- Maximum return on investment in existing business and IT infrastructure
- The flexibility to make, buy, or out-source business and IT solutions
- Reduced risk overall in new investments and their costs of ownership
- Simpler buying decisions, because the information governing procurement is readily available in a coherent plan
- Faster procurement process, maximizing procurement speed and flexibility without sacrificing architectural coherence
- The ability to procure heterogeneous, multi-vendor open systems
- The ability to secure more economic capabilities