Since the 1960s, enterprise architecture (EA) has been the industry standard for strategizing an organization's IT resources and optimizing its assets. When the future looks bright, enterprise architectural planning (EAP) is one of the best models for ensuring that infrastructure is aligned in the direction of development and transformation for the continual success of a business.
Businesses in the process of a merger or downsizing may wonder if this is really worth the expense: after all, enterprise architects aren't paid an average salary of $140,000 for no reason. Hardware is expensive and execution is time-consuming - not to mention that EA is an enterprise-wide effort requiring teams, collaboration, and extensive planning.
When looking to cut expense, it’s not surprising that organizations start here. But should they?