Trends Report

Architecting In The Zone

Build Architecture Zones To Create Structured Flexibility

January 6th, 2023
With contributors:
Linda Ivy-Rosser , Charles Betz , Analise Gutierrez , Rachel Birrell


Industry consolidation and globalization demand increasingly complex and varied IT solutions. One-size-fits-all enterprise architecture (EA) can’t 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. Creating a zone view of their current architecture landscape helps architects identify areas that have high levels of variability or unique needs.

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