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For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Business Modeling For CxOs

August 21, 2007

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The recently published Forrester Wave™ on enterprise architecture (EA) tools demonstrates that the real benefit of these tools is not in the modeling itself but in the modeling that supports real EA objectives — such as knowledge sharing, collaboration on standards, and providing aggregated dashboards that help decision-makers choose from different scenarios. A new EA objective — strategic business modeling — is an important emerging domain that EA tools should address. The established EA tool vendors have not yet tackled this domain, leaving new entrants and interesting niche players an opportunity to garner market attention. Look to these players to either complete your existing EA tool choice or to provide an alternative to the major vendors if you are re-evaluating your choice of EA tools.

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