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Ashlee Strickland

Lost in Translation: Why EA Teams Must Speak the Language of Business

Sometimes, perception is reality. Consider your Enterprise Architecture (EA) team – respected for their technical savvy, the EA team makes sure IT systems run smoothly so the business can rapidly implement new strategies.

EA teams play a critical role in achieving alignment between technology and the business. Yet, too often, there is an awareness gap that keeps the EA team from their full potential.

According to a recent IDG survey, EA teams evaluate emerging trends from a technology standpoint, not a business perspective. The good news is four out of five IT decision-makers believe their EA team is completely capable of delivering valuable technical subject matter expertise and strategic thinking.

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