As the need for managing change and complexity is growing, there is demand for firms with a focus on architecture as a specialization. We are witnessing a worldwide adoption of IT & Enterprise Architecture profession. These evolving disciplines are being used as a foundation to system & enterprise survival as well as success. Interestingly, with time architecture discipline has moved from "innovators" to "early adopters" phase.
In the last decade, we have seen several attempts been made to do architecture in informal ways. The major focus of architecture groups had been reducing complexity. Sometime, the work involved decreasing the number of applications and moving away from legacy systems in a cost-effective manner. While other cases, they were trying to enhance process efficiency (Cycle time optimization by 90% or 91% reduction in finished goods inventory) or in some cases 93% reduction in lead-time to produce the product.
Unfortunately, for most of the companies, there were no formal architecture efforts. Even if they existed, the architecture teams were very small. The need of the hour is to adopt architecture as a mainstream discipline within an organization.
At iCMG, we have been supplying “architecture ideas” to organizations looking for middleware for Air Traffic Control systems as well organizations that needed systems to manage the safe passages of ships. As you will agree, the complexities of business & systems will continue to increase (in terms of structure, services and technologies). Architecture is becoming more multi-disciplinary.
Are you looking for a team of specialist professionals to understand complexity and contradiction in your IT assets? Do you need assistance in managing non-adaptive and dysfunctional systems? Are you struggling with enterprise wide (across multiple departments) concerns or single system? If you are looking for using "architecture" as a decision making tool, we are ready for our next challenge, it could be yours. Call us NOW.