Many organisations fall into the trap of implementing solutions without a clear, comprehensive target state. This oversight can lead to:

  1. A disjointed list of solutions
  2. Lack of coherence across systems
  3. Integration nightmares


Solutions are often chosen piecemeal, addressing immediate needs without considering the broader ecosystem. This results in:

  • Redundant functionalities
  • Data silos
  • Inefficient workflows
  • Increased maintenance costs


The root cause? Absence of integration thinking during implementation and a lack of robust architectural planning.

To avoid these pitfalls:

  1. Define a holistic target state
  2. Evaluate solutions based on integration capabilities
  3. Develop an enterprise architecture roadmap
  4. Prioritise interoperability in selection criteria
  5. Implement with the big picture in mind


A well-designed architecture should:

  • Align with business goals
  • Provide a blueprint for integration
  • Guide technology decisions
  • Ensure scalability and flexibility


Remember: A coherent IT landscape is built through intentional architectural design, not accidental accumulation.


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