Posted by Alex Cullen on December 13, 2011
Awkward title, I know. But this blog is about two related points.
Forrester has long believed that business and technology have become inseparable. The Business Technology organization that embraces this reality is replacing the Information Technology organization that thought of itself as separate from business.
Enterprise architecture is also shifting — from a technology and application-centered function (“IT architecture”) where the business was simply a source of requirements to a business-focused, strategic, and pragmatic discipline broader than the team called EA. We see signs of this shift everywhere — just look at the winners of the 2011 InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Awards.
As part of this shift, business architecture has become the foundation of enterprise architecture — making possible strategy, planning, and change management of the fused business+technology reality of today’s enterprises. Forrester’s Enterprise Architecture research focus is to help our clients make this shift, providing them with best and next practices ranging from removing barriers between business and architecture, to creating frameworks and models that provide insight and drive decisions, to measuring and communicating benefits.
Which is where the second part of this post – and potentially you who are reading this – come in. We are expanding our business architecture research team to deepen depth, utility, and value to our clients.
- Are “business first and center” in how you think,
- Have your own ideas and want to refine them as part of a team to create a body of research more impactful than any single analyst can create,
- Want to engage with clients both to advise them and to learn from them,
- Are a fast learner, fast thinker, and excellent communicator,
then you would enjoy and thrive as an analyst on our research team. We are looking for senior-level candidates with relevant experience, the right mindset, and the innovative thinking and energy our clients expect from us. We’re willing to consider the right candidate in North America or Western Europe.
Is this you? Then consider applying on Forrester’s Career Page or via this link:
I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
Alex Cullen; Research Director, Enterprise Architecture