Architecting In The Zone
Build Architecture Zones To Create Structured Flexibility
September 15, 2008
Why Read This Report
Industry consolidation and globalization demand increasingly complex and varied IT solutions. In this taxing environment, one-size-fits-all EA approaches cannot satisfy business needs for flexibility, adaptability, and innovation. Architects using this approach are trying to put a square peg in a round hole. Partitioning architecture into a set of zones defined by their unique business needs creates the dynamic environment necessary to address these problems. Zone architecture models provide a way to address local differences while maintaining the overall consistency necessary to achieve enterprise efficiencies and support core EA strategies. Just creating a zone view of the current architecture landscape can help architects identify areas that have high levels of architectural variability or unique needs.
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