What’s in YOUR Architecture?
Probably not enough if you’re using just data modeling to integrate all the components of your enterprise, especially your information. To lay the
foundation of this paper, let’s start from the same level of understanding: the need for a common approach to managing all the aspects of information to
enable rapid business performance in the 21st century economy.
Competition in the marketplace is always fierce. To stay abreast, organizations must constantly analyze their customer needs and expectations, enhance
or innovate their business processes, and deliver products and services that create exceptional customer value. Organizations also need to be customercentric to forge long-term relationships with clients and consumers. Only organizations that are agile enough to respond to volatile market conditions
with innovation, expedited time-to-market processes, and reduced costs can differentiate themselves from the competition. Such agility occurs when a
company’s IT operations are closely aligned with its business operations. IT needs to understand business to implement technologies and applications that
support the current and future business goals.