The Rising Importance of the Enterprise Architect

By Diann Daniel. With equal parts technology expertise and business savvy, today's enterprise architects are connecting silos and enabling the enterprise vision. Enterprise architecture focuses on four crucial C's: connection, collaboration, communication and customers. Imagine needing to manually log onto five different systems to create and track an order, or putting in 20 hours researching a project because you didn't know the information already existed in another department. These situations result from fragmentation and siloed thinking; the goal of enterprise architecture, on the other hand, is to create unity.

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