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Strategic Architecture: Emerging Issues Drive New Architecture Organization

Strategic Architecture: Emerging Issues Drive New Architecture Organization

This IDC study discusses the emerging issue of architecture organizational structure. A misalignment exists between the current and evolving forces of the 3rd Platform/digital transformation and the conventional wisdom and traditional structure of most IT and architecture organizations. At a time when architecture is more important than ever, many organizations are not structured to be responsive to the needs of existing and new stakeholders engaged in the digital transformation of the enterprise. Yet some organizations are setting a new direction.

This study provides CIOs, architecture leaders, and HR with a view into the new architecture organization and the forces and best practices that are shaping them. With this information, those leaders will be able to evolve their own organizations to support their enterprises' digital transformation.

"Value does not come from the creation of architecture. Value is only realized when architecture is used to influence decisions. The new strategic architecture organization embraces this philosophy and expands its influence to the new stakeholders involved in digital transformation," says Mike Rosen, research VP, IDC's IT Executive Programs.

Please Note: Extended description available upon request.

IDC Opinion
In This Study
IT Executive Program Research Agenda
Situation Overview
Trends Driving the Need for New Architectural Organizations
Shift from Domains to Roles
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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Related Research
Table: Architecture Roles and Responsibilities
Figure: IT Executive Program Research Agenda Themes
Figure: Architecture Organized for Digital Transformation

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