IT Architecture Management 2.0- Manage IT Complexity and Start Delivering Innovation


Have you ever asked yourself how the IT future will look in 2050? How people, machines or IT activities will be managed in the near future? How will the evolution of IT complexity continue? How are innovations influencing IT complexity and how will you manage these?

While the reduction of IT complexity should always be the focus, dealing with innovations will be the future challenger in managing IT complexity. Both disciplines have to be efficiently aligned to shape the future roadmap of IT Architectures. Today’s Business and IT transformation projects are influenced by innovations from business processes perspectives, technology changes and organizational optimization.

Innovation drives Business and IT

New innovative business models and technologies are shaping and changing whole companies and their entire market positioning (Amazon, Google, HP). Technology innovations are bringing new possibilities to operate, manage and drive the business. Mobile Devices have already changed our daily business to an unwired enterprise and will influence innovation continuously. With it.x-mobile itelligence is already delivering a mobile solution which can be easily deployed on current ERP Systems to start the mobile innovation now aligned with SAP’s Strategy based on Sybase Unwired Platform – We know how to plan, design, build and manage mobile architectures! SAP Business Process Management together with Business Rules Management can bring a new way of process thinking to interact in daily business. Process Integration Platforms like SAP PI will deliver a vehicle to manage and implement fully equipped Process Orchestration platforms. InMemory Computing SAP HANA will change the way how we access data and information. The fundamental change in accessing data has been postulated by Hasso Plattner in his worth reading book In-Memory Data Management. Cloud Services and Software as a Services, as well as, Process Outsourcing are already price efficient options to provide stable IT Services everywhere usable with defined Service Level agreements.

The One Million dollar questions

There are fundamental questions behind all these innovations:

  • How mature is my existing IT architecture today to support the right innovation?
  • What is the right innovation for my architecture?
  • How can the complexity which might come with the innovation be managed?
  • What is the right time to invest in the architecture for innovation?
  • What does my individual architecture Transformation Roadmap for innovation look like?
  • How can I find an appropriate and more efficient business investment case?

We know how to plan, design, build and manage innovative IT architectures

 IT Architecture Management Consulting (AMC) is an advisory tool to give answers to these fundamental questions from a Strategic, Business Process, Application and Technology perspective.  Evaluating the maturity of IT with the itelligence IT Strategy workshops, deliver transparency with structured Architecture Repositories based on the Architecture Frameworks like TOGAF and SAP EAF the IT architecture management consulting helps to find the right SAP technology solutions to support innovation. Structured IT components aligned with business processes manage complexity and requirement management to close the gap between Business and IT. Architecture Transformation and Application Integration visualize the roadmap from the as-is into the to-be IT architecture. The result is to empower IT to deliver innovation as fast and as efficient as possible. With our architecture management methodology in analyzing, assessing and implementing innovative target architectures we help to design the future state of your to-be IT architecture.

This blog will be the starting point in a series of blogs describing the AMC methodology aligned with the itelligence process-oriented project methodology. In the next blog you’ll read how to measure your IT maturity from an IT strategic point of view. Afterwards we will give insights on the architecture scoping and architecture transformation phases.

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