When we wrote the book Enterprise Architecture as Strategy in 2006, we were saying to companies, 'Figure it's going to take you six to 10 years to discipline your processes.' Make tough decisions about which processes you must execute well, then implement the IT systems needed to digitize those processes. Enterprise architecture is the process by which organizations standardize and organize IT infrastructure to aligns with business goals. In defining Enterprise Architecture (EA), leading business analysts, Gartner, have this to say: “Enterprise Architecture is a strategic planning process that translates an enterprise’s business vision and strategy into effective enterprise change. If so, construct a solid foundation for business execution--an IT infrastructure and digitized business processes to automate your company’s core capabilities. His responsibilities include defining enterprise-wide business and technology capabilities, managing technology standards, The thing that has changed since that book came out is now you can do … Does it seem you’ve formulated a rock-solid strategy, yet your firm still can’t get ahead? This is a unique publication of its kind about imperative, focused enterprise architecture aligned with strategy. In "Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution," authors Jeanne W. Ross, Peter Weill, and David C. Robertson show you how. Creating impactful and strategically aligned enterprise architecture is an increasingly complex task. Enterprise Architecture as Strategy Enterprise Architecture vs Strategic Planning. Enterprise Architecture as Strategic Differentiator by Ruth Malan and Dana Bredemeyer This Executive Reportexplores the role of enterprise architecture in creating a path to better alignment of IT with the business and, more importantly, creating a path to a more effective strategy and successful execution of the strategy. The key? March 8, 2016 HIMSS Lunch & Learn - Enterprise Architecture as 2 Strategy As Chief Architect for Ascension, Dave is responsible for building the Ascension-wide Enterprise Architecture practice. Information technology is opening up a historically wide and growing range of options for investing in technology to underpin strategic business goals and strategy continues to evolve.