Enterprise architecture was about predicting the future of enterprises. Now it's about making that future happen.
Two recent posts at The Open Group site suggest it's a brave new world for enterprise architects -- or those moving their careers in that direction.
Capgemini's Ron Tolido suggests that EAs -- or anyone else for that matter -- simply aren't equipped to be able to predict what technology needs businesses will have within the next few years. But EAs are in the best position to guide that future. In an additional Open Group post, Stuart Macgregor, CEO of Real IRM Solutions, advocates a high-level approach, "running the EA practice like a business, with a clearly-defined solution offering."
Here are some of the recommendations Tolido and Macgregor make for succeeding in enterprise architecture in the years ahead: