Network World’s 2016 Enterprise Architect TechPersona research was conducted to gain a better understanding of the IT architect’s role and the characteristics and skills needed to succeed in their career. Throughout the study, findings highlight the fact that enterprise architects have a heavy burden on them as they are the “glue” that brings the technology and business side of the organization together.
Key findings from the study include:
- Enterprise architects have strong relationships with the business side of the house, but align themselves with Senior IT management.
- More than 2/3 of IT architects are involved in evaluating products and services and recommending or selecting vendors, making them heavy influencers in the technology purchase process.
- Enterprise architects are required to be “bilingual” and communicate in terms both IT and business can understand.
- As a result of their broad and unique view of the organization, architects are on the lookout for relevant information sources and ways to connect with peers.
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