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Enterprise Architecture Mapping

SOLUTIONS > ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE MAPPING
The lack of visibility of the “as-is” situation makes it even harder to define the “to-be” situation of an IT landscape for the future. Furthermore, both business and IT have their own agendas and initiatives, most of the time not being aligned. The lack of communication between business and IT as well as the lack of visibility of the IT landscape can seriously hinder their transformation, contributing even in some times to a scenario of destruction for those traditional organizations who want to catch up with the wave of digital transformation.
Code4Thought, based on its unique point of view on the technical quality of large scale software systems, is offering its own advisory service for helping organizations in their digital transformation endeavors. This consists of a standardized consultancy approach which has the following benefits for our clients:
Cost reduction: through identification of application redundancy as well as cost-optimization opportunities
Higher RoI from investments in technology, through common, re-usable components
Risk reduction: via better understanding of the Infrastructure and application landscapes’ functional and technological risk profiles
Seamless interoperability between systems
Improved effectiveness of scheme implementation and increased efficiency of service delivery
Increased innovation enabled by a defined architecture and its governance
Increased agility through quicker technology changes in response to dynamic business changes

Structured approach
and methodology

Conducting a service which is information-driven requires a process in order to ensure its successful execution while optimising the time spent from our clients’ participants. Our team follows a predefined and structured methodology for gathering, analysing and visualizing the Enterprise architecture of an organization that ensures the optimal delivery of the service.

Bridging the knowledge
of Business and IT

Our approach focuses on aligning all levels and sides of the organization from Business to Software applications and to the Engine room (physical IT infrastructure).
Also, our presentations/deliverables are relevant to the stakeholders of all levels of the organization, from the tech leads and developers to the C-level executives.
Last but not least our expert advisors translate the technical risks and recommendations on the depicted enterprise architecture to comprehensive business advice for supporting the informed decision making of the client organization.

Combining the best of
TOGAF and Zachman Framework

The EAM service uses selectively the best parts (according to our experts) of proven methodologies such as TOGAF and the Zachman framework.
When it comes to deliverables EAM provides editable assets (views) in the well defined standard of Archimate ® as defined by the OpenGroup and followed by the TOGAF methodology.

Enabler for wider scale technology
improvements and digital transformation projects

EAM can form the basis for wider-scale projects, whose goal is to improve an organization’s technology. Code4Thought has the ability to leverage the derived recommendations from executing the EAM service with the help of our other services, such as Software Quality and Risk Assessment, and become the catalyst for several digital transformation initiatives.

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