Most firms build individual IT solutions in response to localized business needs. In other words, firms receiving high value from IT had designed IT and business process capabilities in accordance with an enterprise architecture.
To provide effective and sustainable value to business stakeholders in an organisation, IT needs to be included from the very beginning in discussions and decisions concerning an organization’s core business, business model, business plan, plan implementation, core processes, etc.
An Enterprise Architecture approach can help IT and business managers understand the source of IT value.
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The article describes views from the authors (Jeanne W. Ross, Peter Weill, and David C. Robertson) of “Enterprise Architecture as Strategy” and sheds some light on thoughts which may help business and IT managers.