Is Enterprise Architecture a Strategy?

Organizations go to great lengths to align IT strategy with business strategy. In most cases, the effort is short-term, focusing on the current needs of a particular business initiative. Unfortunately with this approach the application of IT is often haphazard. New technologies are frequently bolted onto legacy systems. And IT finds itself playing catch up and never preparing to meet future business needs. To address this situation, there is growing interest in elevating Enterprise Architecture to more of a strategy role when trying to meet long-term business objectives.

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