Enterprise architecture has a thoroughly modern problem: The term "architecture" suggests a large, static structure, reminiscent of the stolid corporations that upheld the economy 28 years ago when IBM exec John Zachman invented the enterprise architecture discipline. Nowadays, enterprises must architect themselves for ongoing, organic change -- a wholly different endeavor.
Has your organization successfully addressed that challenge? Then tell us about it. Today, InfoWorld -- in collaboration with Forrester Research and the Penn State University Center for Enterprise Architecture -- issues a call for entries for the 2015 Enterprise Architecture Awards. Follow this link to submit your entry.
[ We want to hear about your transformational Initiatives! Submit your entry to the 2015 InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Awards. See the past winners for 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010. ]
More than ever, enterprise architecture has the potential to spark organizational transformation. Many corporations remain stuck in a legacy mind-set derived from developing systems of record, where the feature set and the number and types of users are relatively predictable. Led by visionary enterprise architects, more and more companies now understand the need to break open siloed systems to give more employees access to the information they need -- and to develop customer- and partner-facing systems that need to scale and adapt on demand.
Past winners of the InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Awards include a who's who of corporate household names: Allstate, American Express, Dell, MasterCard, Proctor & Gamble, and Verizon, to name a few.
Want to join their ranks? Then Then fill out our nomination form and submit your entry before June 15, 2015. All of us at InfoWorld, Forrester, and the Penn State Center for Enterprise Architecture wish you the best of luck.