|[January 15, 2013]
Gartner Says Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Significantly Influenced $1.1 Trillion of Worldwide Enterprise IT Spend in 2012
STAMFORD, Conn. --(Business Wire)--
Fifty percent of enterprise architecture (EA) practitioners have a
significant impact on enterprise IT budget activities and decisions,
according to a recent survey by Gartner (News - Alert), Inc. A July 2012 Gartner survey
of EA practitioners found that half of EA practitioners have an
influence over their organization's IT budget allocation that is either
"final decision maker" or "great deal of influence."
Based on the EA survey results from Gartner events in North America and
Europe, analysts estimate that EA practitioners have a "final
decision-making" influence on $331 billion in worldwide enterprise IT
spend and a "great deal of influence" on $774 billion in worldwide
enterprise IT spending. Overall, EA practitioners have an influence that
is either "final decision maker" or "great deal of influence" on $1.1
trillion in worldwide enterprise IT spending.
"Overwhelmingly we find EA practitioners focused on delivering on
business value and strategic transformation," said Philip Allega,
managing vice president at Gartner. "Gone are the days of just 'doing
EA' with little value or impact. Sixty-eight percent of organizations
surveyed stated that they are focusing their EA program on aligning
business and IT strategies, delivering strategic business and IT value,
or enabling major business transformation."
Gartner is leading the way in defining and mastering a radical new
approach to EA, which is business outcome-driven EA. Leading EA
practitioners are focused on creating diagnostic deliverables to help
business and IT leaders respond to business and technology disruptions.
"This new generation of EA practitioners offers technology and service
providers (TSPs) with an opportunity as well as a threat," said Mr.
Allega. "Technology and service providers should develop targeted
marketing to this new generation of EA practitioner as they have a
significant influence on their organization buying decisions. Those that
fail to understand the priorities, strategic focus and impact of EA
practitioners will jeopardize their ability to sell into an
Gartner has identified the impact of EA trends on IT purchasing
decisions, and has the following advice and recommendations to help TSPs
target this audience more effectively:
In organizations supporting EA as strategic, and as collaborative
between business leaders and IT, TSPs will increasingly find EA
practitioners influencing IT spend.
EA practitioners have a high degree of influence over emerging
technology purchases, with 52 percent of the EA practitioners surveyed
reporting directly to a CIO or CTO. They are also "very involved" in
integration consulting services (64 percent) and business applications
(52 percent). As EA practitioners continue to focus on integrating and
aligning with business priorities and actively working with business
leaders, their degree of influence on business intelligence tools,
workplace tools and business applications will likely increase as well.
Organizations starting, restarting or renewing their EA efforts
present an opportunity for providers to market to and influence a new
generation of EA practitioners.
The survey revealed that 77 percent of respondents were either
restarting or renewing EA efforts (18 percent), initiating EA for the
first time (34 percent) or taking EA effort to the next level (25
percent). In organizations starting EA for the first time, EA
practitioners have a significant influence on IT budget decisions, but
significantly less have decision-making authority. These new and
restarting organizations present an opportunity for TSPs to target a new
generation of EA practitioners.
As organizations become more mature in supporting EA, they will have
a greater degree of influence on IT budget allocations to products and
Many organizations begin their EA journey by focusing inside the IT
organization on system consolidation, standardization and cost
management. As they mature, this evolves into looking more closely at
the "alignment" between the business strategy and IT strategy. From here
the EA program evolves further to become "business outcome-oriented,"
such that in a mature EA program, other areas of decision making are
guided and influenced by business outcome-driven EA.
Additional information is available in the Gartner report, "EA
Practitioners Have Significant Influence on $1.1 Trillion (News - Alert) in Enterprise
IT Spend." The report is available on Gartner's website at http://www.gartner.com/resId=2286216.
Gartner analysts will discuss more about this revolutionary approach to
EA at the Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit 2013, taking place May
14-15 in London and May 22-23 in National Harbor, MD. For further
information about the Summit in London, please visit www.gartner.com/eu/ea.
For further information about the Summit in Maryland, please visit www.gartner.com/us/ea.
Media can register to attend the London Summit by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media can register for the U.S. Summit by contacting email@example.com.
Additional information from the event will be shared on Twitter (News - Alert) at http://twitter.com/Gartner_inc
and using #GartnerEA.
About Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit 2013
Business outcome-driven EA can put your organization ahead of
competitors, drive strategic business value and change, increase your
impact and effectiveness, and engage key decision makers. The Summit can
help organizations navigate this revolutionary approach, add new
perspective and change the way organizations deliver value.
More-detailed analysis on the business outcome-driven EA will be
presented in two webinars. During these webinars, Gartner analysts will
outline the strategies that are key to making EA relevant to business
leaders. The "Best
and Worst Practices in Enterprise & Application Architecture"
webinar will be hosted by Gartner on January 17 at 9 a.m. EST. To
register for this complimentary webinar, please visit http://my.gartner.com/portal/server.pt open=512&objID=202&mode=2&PageID=5553&ref=webinar-rss&resId=2271818&srcId=1-2994690285.
The webinar "Business Architecture Bridging Strategy and Execution" will
be hosted by Gartner on February 26 at 10 a.m. EST. To register for this
webinar, please visit http://my.gartner.com/portal/server.pt open=512&objID=202&mode=2&PageID=5553&resId=2301018&ref=Webinar-Calendar
Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology
research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related
insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every
day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government
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interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual
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Connecticut, USA, and has 5,300 associates, including 1,390 research
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