What is the current state of Enterprise Architecture? For one, complexity reigns supreme and is making day to day life for IT more difficult
EA becomes as such a competitive advantage for the enterprise because it enables fixing its operation in no time, process improvement, alignment of technology to business needs to respond fast to market demands and management of complexity, roadmapping and strategic transformation to implemet vision. The better the EA the easier the transformation.
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