Enterprise architecture's primary goal, from an IT perspective, is to align application capabilities with business requirements. In the past, this goal was inhibited by monolithic application structures -- think mainframes -- that can't easily be transformed as business needs change. Today, the disruptive technologies of social media, mobile applications and cloud are driving businesses to revamp traditional enterprise architectures to accommodate them, as well as the social-mobile-cloud application makeovers currently needed.
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How to keep ahead of disruptive technologies
Social media, mobile devices and the like are game changers for enterprise architecture. Read on for advice on how to avoid letting such obstacles get in the way of meeting business objectives.
EA models are often documented, not designed. Therefore as business needs evolve, revisions to the functional and process design are often needed. Continue Reading
This learning guide provides software architects with the expert advice, tips and insights needed to help design distributed architectures using effective SOA design techniques. Continue Reading
In an effort to gain some insight into how to best approach application design and architecting distributed SOA based systems, TheServerSide reached out to Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz, the author of SOA Design Patterns, for his insights on the topic. Continue Reading
Keeping up with changes in enterprise architecture
Disruptive technologies are among the key forces changing the enterprise architecture landscape. The following is a collection of articles outlining some of the major drivers to be aware of.
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Must-know EA terms
This glossary provides common terms related to enterprise architecture.