The Role of Enterprise Architecture for Digital Transformations

Rogier van de Wetering*, Sherah Kurnia, Svyatoslav Kotusev

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In the current turbulent and unpredictable markets, competitive advantage can no longer be achieved through high product quality or efficient processes alone. Modern firms are currently pressured to increase both the efficiency and effectiveness of business operations to achieve the firm’s strategic direction and unlock the true potential of new and disruptive digital business models [1,2]. Under these conditions, firms should align and integrate their information systems (IS), information technology (IT) assets, and resources with business processes to efficaciously respond to changing environmental and market
conditions [3,4]. To orchestrate these business and IT assets and resources, components, and capabilities in digital and organizational transformations, firms increasingly adopt Enterprise Architecture (EA).

We argue that EA is on the rise again, and research on the role of EA in digital
transformations is very relevant for scholars and practitioners. However, what does this all mean for IS and EA researchers?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021


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