BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the past 20 years, China's economy has been one of the fastest-growing in the world across all industry verticals. Technology management professionals have been working very hard to embrace emerging technology and support business transformation, but a new Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) report shows that Chinese enterprise architecture (EA) lags behind the explosive growth, despite significant effort.
“China’s global peers have already shifted focus from technology to business agility and customer-obsessed results,” writes Charlie Dai, Principal consulting analyst, Forrester Research. “EA pros in China need to evaluate the maturity of their current practices and journey forward in the Age of the Customer.”
The report examines the current state of EA practices in Chinese companies, and advises EA professionals on how to enable business transformation in order to win, serve, and retain customers in the Chinese market. Key findings from the report include:
- The EA Practice In China Is Still Immature
Enterprise architecture professionals in China are still in the early stages of their EA practice journey. Unstandardized, out-of-date technology architectures and a lack of business knowledge are the key obstacles to business strategy execution.
- A Huge Gap Exists Between Business Expectations And EA Practices
The majority of Chinese enterprise architects align organizational resources to delivering and operating specific technology or systems, which is their primary driver for EA. There's a big gap between their technology project-oriented EA practices and the key performance indicators they typically define for stakeholder satisfaction.
- To Transform Business, EA Teams In China Must Transform Themselves
EA teams in China must transform themselves in order to achieve high-performance EA practices linked to business strategies. They should speed up standardization initiatives, better leverage emerging technology for business agility, and shift their investment focus from cost savings to strategy execution.
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