Strategy is meaningless without a robust Architecture
Over years most global organizations have collected huge amounts of data, which
many times is not well understood, often less managed, and not utilized properly.
Using this hidden jewel (Data), the wealth of information that can be delivered
to business leaders to make actionable business decisions, is enormous. Todayís
smart business leaders are beginning to see that the organizational data is one
of the most valuable assets of a company.
Without the guidance of a properly implemented data architecture and design, business
applications might be implemented in different ways - thus making it difficult to
understand and control the flow of data within the applications. Enterprise data
architecture details how data will be processed, stored, and utilized in a given
system, therefore allowing the organizationís leaders to make better and timely
To achieve excellence in Enterprise Data Management (EDM), having a robust Enterprise
Data Architecture is the next step of the Enterprise Data Strategy. To be truly
in control of enterprise data architecture, an organization's journey must incorporate
the vital elements for success. There are four vital elements in this effort:
1. Current Architecture Assessment: Based on the Data Strategy Roadmap, a
data architecture assessment is required to evaluate the organization's capabilities
in several areas, like Data Structure and Databases, Data Governance, Data Storage,
Data Architecture, Metadata, Data Quality and Data Security.
2. Future State Logical Architecture: This segment is primarily focused on
how users get to the data and how they will use or share it. Typically the first
place to start is by creating or updating the organizationís conceptual data model.
This will help identify the key subject areas of the company and how they interact.
In addition to creating the logical data model, it is necessary to identify the
key stakeholders for the effort, as they will be critical to moving the project
forward for alignment with business objectives.
3. Future State Physical Architecture: This would include the physical representation
of the defined architecture, to address the key components, Data Structure and Databases,
Data Governance, Data Storage, Data Architecture, Metadata, Data Quality and Data
Security. This would comprise the physical data model along with the actual setup
of the infrastructure and environment.
4. Implementation Roadmap: This would include the detailed implementation
roadmap to determine the gap and the costs associated with the implementation of
the proposed architecture.
Acxiusís Enterprise Data Architecture Services can help you in this effort by creating
a high-performance and scalable architecture to achieve your EDM goals - thus taking
your business to the next level in the process.
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