IDC PlanScape: Application Architecture to Support Innovation and Agility

IDC PlanScape: Application Architecture to Support Innovation and Agility

This IDC study details the importance of application architecture to support innovation and agility."Application architecture is a critical element of strategic architecture and might be the best starting point as IT leaders and organizations define and work toward strategic architecture," says Niel Nickolaisen, adjunct research advisor with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP).

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IDC PlanScape Figure
Executive Summary
Why Is Application Architecture Important?
What Is Application Architecture?
Who Are the Key Stakeholders?
How Can My Organization Take Advantage of Application Architecture?
Characteristics of the Target Architecture
Getting Started
Business Architecture (a Nice-to-Have)
Application Inventory (a Must-Have)
Form an Application Architecture Team
Assess the Inventory
Formulate the Application Architecture
Socialize the Process and Results
Prioritize Next Steps
An Example of Application Architecture
Advice for Technology Buyers
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