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The Future Of Solution Architecture: Six Business Design Focal Points

Move From Application And Outsourcing Silos Toward Building Your Business

March 18, 2011

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Borrowing words from science fiction writer William Gibson: The future of solution architecture is here — it's just not yet evenly distributed or highly integrated. Even with a long list of business-driven 21st-century technologies — business process management (BPM), embedded business intelligence, mobile devices for CxOs, complex event processing (CEP), business services using service-oriented architecture (SOA), unified communications, and on and on — most business technology solutions are bought, built, or outsourced using siloed, technology-driven, 20th-century design models. This report describes how Forrester's Business Capability Architecture turns this model on its head, reframing solution architecture around six business-driven design focal points, providing necessary structure and concepts for delivering solutions that can sustain 21st-century needs for continuous business optimization now and radical transformation over the long haul.

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Table of Contents

  • Business Capability Architecture: Your Future Foundation For Business Design
  • Center Your Future Solution Architecture On The Design Of Your Business
  • Use Six Business Design Focal Points To Guide Your Capability Implementations

  • Begin Working The Six Business Design Focal Points Into Technology Design
  • Supplemental Material
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