Enterprise Architecture (EA) aims at optimising legacy or fragmented processes, information and technology into an integrated environment that facilitates easy decision making and change implementation. An integrated technology environment (which includes business processes, data, technology and applications) can easily flex and respond to business demands and changes. This is because the impact of changes can be easily and quickly determined and the changes easily implemented and embedded across the enterprise.
Effective management and exploitation of information through technology is a key factor in driving business success, and a crucial means to achieving competitive advantage. You should not wait until you are embarking on a transformation or change journey to either put an EA function or assess your EA capability or compliance, this should already be built into your business as usual processes.