In most Enterprise Architecture frameworks the Business Architecture drives the Information Architecture.
But is this completely accurate? Didn’t we gain some new insights over the past few years. Information, and especially technology (or IT) Architecture can drive the Business Architecture, creating new and previously unimagined possibilities for organizations.
Modern IT isn’t anymore about offering the structure businesses can build upon, but more and more about offering insights in the way new technologies can create opportunities and thrive business. We talked about this principle before, it’s the ‘new CTO’ versus the ‘old CIO’. Both approaches are necessary in the modern organization. IT is helpful, but it also can actually push business.
This is exactly why IT and Business Alignment is a necessary, but outdated thought. It is time we start thinking with one, common goal in mind: the values set in the Business Architecture, the why, what, who and how of the organization.Is Business Architecture really the Basis of it All?,