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Managing data continues to be a challenge in many medium and large-sized enterprises. With the wide range of systems, such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and other enterprise systems, data volumes are much greater than ever before. Without an enterprise vision, the overall costs associated with managing information across the company can have a profound impact on the IT budget. IT leaders must plan for the information growth and ensure that all projects align with the plan to attain true value from the data at the lowest cost possible. This download is geared towards IT Leaders and Enterprise Architects who are accountable for setting the strategic direction for information management within a corporation. It contains guidelines for building the following components:
- The long-term architecture strategy (End-state architecture).
- The current systems architecture (Current-state architecture).
- The program and projects required to achieve the end-state.
Effectively utilizing existing and past company data in strategic business decision making can mean the difference between a leader and a follower in any industry.
This downloadable tool is associated with the research note, "Information Roadmap Optimizes Enterprise Data Use."