Why Companies Do Need Enterprise Architecture at Downturn?

Konstantin Ivanov, ARIS BPM Blog: Take it or leave it, but often EA is referred as a lengthy initiative with very unclear and practically not very applicable results. Like a set of references architectures, which in practice turn to be 80% different from architectures of actually deployed solutions or a set of principles of building new data centers, which are too high-level and theoretical, so any solution built do comply with them.

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