Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 49 - Page 46

CIO OPINION
Good data analysis depends on having fast and accurate data . Without this , guesswork or delays will damage a CIO ’ s ability to enable informed decisions .
Michael D ’ Onofrio , CEO , Orbus Software

Making informed , datadriven decisions at pace with Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture ( EA ) is one of the most effective tools companies can use to truly understand and oversee their enterprise ’ s infrastructure , according to Michael D ’ Onofrio , CEO , Orbus Software . We hear how enterprises can use Enterprise Architecture to gain a better understanding of their organisation and infrastructure .

Long gone are the days of gut feelings and hunches driving business decisions . Today , all major organisations are incorporating data analysis to drive decision-making . For this to be successful , CIOs need complete visibility over an enterprise , as well as the potential impacts and risks of their decisions . This is often easier said than done . In fact , 72 % of companies have had at least one strategic initiative failure because of delays in decision-making , demonstrating how the decision-making process is now considered a top obstacle today to business success . deliver the right information , enterprises need a better understanding of their organisation and infrastructure – and this can be achieved with the help of Enterprise Architecture ( EA ). Enterprise Architecture is the process by which companies organise IT infrastructure to align with business goals . These strategies support Digital Transformation , IT growth and the modernisation of IT as a department – necessary attributes when making accurate decisions at pace .

The challenges CIOs face today
Good data analysis depends on having fast and accurate data . Without this , guesswork or delays will damage a CIO ’ s ability to enable informed decisions . To
As Digital Transformation and innovation accelerates , the world is becoming more complex for businesses , both in the physical and digital world . Therefore ,
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