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Study analyzes usage scenarios for enterprise architecture management

Internal collaboration in large corporations, making information available to mobile users, and cloud computing are some of the areas of use which users expect to be highly relevant for the use of enterprise architecture management (EAM) in the...


July 18, 2012  


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Internal collaboration in large corporations, making information available to mobile users, and cloud computing are some of the areas of use which users expect to be highly relevant for the use of enterprise architecture management (EAM) in the future.

In contrast, the majority of EAM producers expect future developments above all in areas such as corporate performance management, risk management, and benchmark analysis. These are the results of a study conducted jointly by the corporate consulting company Detecon and the TU Munich (Chair for Software Engineering), based on the results of a survey of EAM experts.

The study analyzes 17 different trend scenarios in which commercial benefits are generated by the utilization of EAM. The common view of both users and producers is that architecture management will in the future become even more relevant for business strategy.

The study deduces the rising strategic importance for EAM from several indications, including the fact that 13 of 17 usage scenarios for business or technology strategy of a company were rated as being high priority. The highest value, for example, was scored by the EAM usage scenario for “Cross-department collaboration in large corporations”. The study identifies potential benefits for the business goals “economies of scale”, “innovation potential”, “synergy effects”, “holistic process management”, and “simpler production processes”. “

The study, entitled Trends for Enterprise Architecture Management Tools Survey, is available at www.detecon.com/teamt_en.