So how do you know which process or processes to update? Where should your company modernize first? Where is your company weakest and in jeopardy of falling behind the competition? This is where enterprise architecture (EA) comes in. Think of EA as the blueprint of your business. Enterprise architecture is the map to your business, IT portfolio, systems, platforms, and ecosystems. Without a blueprint of your business, it’s impossible to make strategic, educated decisions about where and how to modernize. Without enterprise architecture, updates to your business happen in a silo which isn’t a good thing since you’ll have no idea how a change will impact other parts of your business.
Ensuring your company fully benefits from modernization starts with a robust EA program. You wouldn’t start building a house or make an addition to your home without a blueprint, so the same concept can be applied to growing or updating your business. Enterprise architecture ensures your company benefits from modernization by enabling you to easily understand the impact of modernization on your business and processes. If you don’t have a clear view of your business today, how can you determine where you want to go and how you want to transform? Enterprise architecture gives you that power.
This topic and more will be discussed at one of Gartner’s most exciting events, taking place June 11-12 in National Harbor, MD at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The 2018 Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit will focus on strategies, technologies, and skills needed for enterprise architecture leadership, how to apply expert insights to your own organization’s goals, and how to navigate through the hype of emerging trends, and as Gartner puts it, be the bridge to the digital business future.
This year MEGA is excited that our customer Fannie Mae will be there to present the session “Fannie Mae’s Journey to Making Enterprise Architecture Actionable” on Tuesday, June 12 at 11:00am in the Maryland Ballroom. From its beginnings as a governance function, Fannie Mae's enterprise architecture has grown to delivering measurable value in defining the company’s digital strategy down to its execution. We’re proud to play a part in Fannie Mae’s road to success with EA and hope you can attend this presentation.
In addition, Kevin Costa, application portfolio rationalization expert at MEGA, will speak to conference attendees about leveraging a rationalized portfolio to enable modernization. Many of the people that we speak with tell us that legacy, unused, end-of-life applications and technologies are often inconspicuous budget-eaters. How do you prioritize what to eliminate first and where to invest in applications that directly support strategic business capabilities? It’s time to stop letting dying technologies, bloated portfolios, and legacy systems slow your business down, hamper innovation, and block transformation efforts.
To learn more about this year’s Gartner EA & Technology Innovation Summit, please visit the conference website.