On Friday, Forrester released its 2011 Forrester Wave for Enterprise Architecture Management Suites report. Based on an evaluation of 10 of the leading EAMS vendors, the new Forrester Wave provides an up-to-date and broad coverage of currently available EA software.
The report also recognizes that the EA Management Suite could be the next center of the IT Management universe.
When I started as an architect, I was part of the team called “IT Architecture.” It was clear what we did and who we did it for – we standardized technology and designs so that IT would be more reliable, deliver business solutions more quickly, and cost less. We were an IT-centric function. Then the term “Enterprise Architecture” came in – and spurred debates as to “isn’t EA
For our last A&G Webinar, Alex Cullen of Forrester Research joined me to discuss his research on the State of EA in 2010. The research was driven by Forrester’s latest Global Annual State of Enterprise Architecture Online Survey.
It’s been more than 5 years since we launched Architecture and Governance Magazine, and the time has come for me to align my thought leadership efforts more closely with my day job(s). A&G has grown into a great thought leadership publication and user community and under George Paras’ guidance A&G will continue to provide you some of the best thought
Recently, I had the chance to talk with Frank Malta, the Chief Architect of drug manuacturer Merck. Frank’s EA team has been eagerly pursuing a vision of enterprise wide business capability modeling for a number of years and has generated quite a bit of success.
Forrester is hosting its annual IT Forum next month in Las Vegas, and I am looking forward to hearing what happens. Despite the malaise in the economy and a general downturn in conference going over the past year, Forrester has put together an impressive event that is bound to yield some interesting results.
Some of the must hear speakers include: