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It is imperative that an effective and quantifiable IT strategy is developed, so that all stakeholders have visibility of the aims and aspirations of the IT organization.


  • An architectural approach should provide the essential views for the communication, interpretation, and execution of the IT strategy and enable digital transformation.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand why there needs to be a clear understanding of the enterprise goals and the role that the business expects IT to play.
  • Understand why enterprise architecture should be integral to IT strategy development and execution.

Key questions answered

  • Why should enterprise architecture be integral to IT strategy development and execution?
  • Why should IT strategy address the capabilities required to design and deploy IT solutions?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises

There needs to be a clear understanding of the enterprise goals

  • Setting expectations and the role of IT

Many organizations have very little visibility into how successful an IT strategy has been

  • Measuring the success of the IT investments
  • Understanding how much it costs to “keep the lights on”

IT flexibility is a fundamental strategic goal in supporting an agile organization

  • Adapting to the speed of change

Enterprise architecture should be integral to IT strategy development and execution

  • Helping the organization plan and execute change
  • Support for strategy development
  • Support for IT strategy implementation


  • Further reading
  • Author

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