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For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

The State Of EA 2010

EA's Top Focus: Overcoming Long-Standing Obstacles

March 4, 2011


  • By Alex Cullen,
  • Tim DeGennaro
  • with Lauren Blackburn

Why Read This Report

Forrester's "State Of EA 2010" report shows consistent themes and incremental progress by the enterprise architecture (EA) function in most firms. EA leaders are part of senior IT management and have the CIO's active support, but they struggle with awareness and support from other parts of IT and the business. Better strategic planning is the primary driver for EA programs, with better communications, increased involvement with projects, and initiating business and information architecture programs as the primary means to do so. When looking at their technology landscape, EAs see the greatest change in collaboration, content, and all things applications.

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Best Practice Assessments

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  • EA's Priority Is To Communicate And Connect With Value
  • EA Programs Have The Technical Architectures Under Control
  • Mobile, Social, And Cloud Influence Collaboration, Content, And Application Architectures
  • EA Can Build The Case But Has Trouble Selling IT
  • Primary Drivers For EA Programs