Every business requires a comprehensive architecture framework that ensures systems cooperate with each other, agility within the organization, and realization of its long term and short term goals. According to Strategic Planning Assumptions and EA Trends, 2016, by 2018, 40 percent of EA teams will be in charge of creating the company’s digital business strategy. A major reason for this is the role enterprise architecture plays in an organization’s growth and thus, the concept of enterprise architecture in the global business scenario has been evolving. And today—in the digital age—it is expected that enterprise architects are customer-centric and design-driven in order to support the digital business.
As the businesses and the way they operate continue to evolve, the need to better communicate and indulge with the networks outside organizations also evolve. This creates the need for enterprise architects to design and develop the ecosystem in a way that the systems within an organization can integrate better. Security is another paramount area of importance for enterprise architecture. Businesses need to pay attention to safeguarding their assets, with security architecture going beyond just physical and virtual assets. Data privacy is also a major concern, with the cloud and BYOD device policies that businesses have. Enterprise architects today lay a strong focus on all of it, with a vision to develop an EA strategy that doesn’t just align with an organization’s current objectives, but is also future-proof.
This edition of APAC CIO Outlook brings you the “Top 25 Enterprise Architecture Solution Providers - 2017” that can help you create an ecosystem that aligns best with your organizations’ requirements and objectives. The proposed list envisions assisting companies to gain from the services of companies providing Enterprise Architecture support and bring expertise and innovation that enterprise architecture—in this age—demands.