IT Managers Need Enterprise Architecture Applications for Future Goals
October 24, 2012
A helpful article for IT department managers concerning practical approaches to to evolving IT needs was recently posted on SandHill. “Enterprise IT Architecture: Goals, Trends and Perspectives” shares tips for time and resource weary managers on investigating and designing new technologies within their company. The article states that more focus should be put on future requirements and a long-term strategy involving multi-year objectives and activity planning should be implemented.
The article elaborates on the development of prospective strategic IT goals:
“Enterprise architecture is designed to lead IT activities according to the greater needs of the company and provide opportunities for innovation within a business strategy. IT goals are then aimed at either achievement of business goals or allowing a company to pursue something new.
[...]To aid the formulation of a strategic plan, IT managers find it helpful to adopt an enterprise architecture framework to define, organize and structure technology and application and staffing requirements in support of a company’s strategic goals.”
It is necessary to these IT managers to find a balance between meeting today’s immediate requirements while still making time to develop innovative projects for the future. Finding the right enterprise search application that allows organizations to embrace strong architecture and combine it with findability and functionality is a wise and cost effective method. Companies like Intrafind that specialize in effective information retrieval can assist in this process.
Andrea Hayden, October 24, 2012