Most companies are facing accelerated competition in a globalized context. In this hostile environment, IT is a tremendous opportunity to gain a competitive advantage. Alas, the complexity of IT applications has often grown to an extent where IT is more a constraint to business agility rather than an enabler.
Reducing complexity in information systems is a major challenge for business and IT partners. This requires the ability to speak the same language and identify the fundamentals of the company : business basics, business and organization processes, and the related IT data and services. All this can be shared and reused and forms the heart of the architecture. Having a common architecture accross the enterprise is key to reducing complexity and restoring business agility.
With a myriad of expert groups trying to standardize a part of the equation (from enterprise architecture to SOA, BPM, MDA, ...), it is increasingly difficult to get a complete and simple picture of this topic. Our objective is not to create a new expert group which will add new concepts, rules, and advice. Based on the experience of business and IT professionals and architecture experts, the ambition of the CEISAR is to take advantage of all the good ideas which have been already delivered by existing groups, and make them accessible through standardisation of language, and formalisation of best practices.
The CEISAR will deliver white papers and executive training on best practices in enterprise and IS architecture based on real life examples from our sponsors and partners.
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Our publications will be fully public and available on the web. We hope to link with any institution willing to formalize and develop best practices in enterprise architecture.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more about the CEISAR and our work. We welcome any feed-back and contribution to our research.
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