Gartner argues that only 50% of spending on IT comes through the IT department, this means that about half of all information architecture is unaccounted for and is unorganized. Almost never will an employee experience working without the use of IT and thus creating enterprise information. This simply goes to prove that IT and the information contained within the IT in modern enterprises is as integral to the company as any other part. As such, managing when and where the different information is used and which role it plays is crucial for managing costs and resources.
What it means for you
Applications and the information they process within the enterprise play a vital role in fulfilling customer expectations, and can have a great impact ranging from the proper execution of the strategy to proper execution of day-to-day operations.
Not managing the information architecture of an enterprise in a single coherent system can cause a multitude of potential hazards for enterprises such as excessive use of resources, lack of synergy, poor integration between systems, and even bottlenecks.
How we can help
With an Information Architecture solution from QualiWare you can gather all the information architecture related documents and models in one coherent repository, where the interconnectedness of for example applications becomes explicitly apparent.
With QualiWare Enterprise Architecture you will have access to a vast array of objects and model types specifically relevant for managing Information Architecture. On top of that, the Analytics module will enable you to measure, analyze and present the effectiveness of your systems and information flows in an easy and intuitive way.
The Collaboration suite will enable you to communicate the current information architecture and any changes that might arise via acknowledgement and subscription features, accompanied with an integrated statistics engine to help you keep track of how well the information is being communicated throughout the organization. Additionally you can gather feedback from the whole organization in the form of change requests, comments and ratings structured via the governance workflow engine.
QualiWare enables delegation of modeling responsibilities within the extended web service suit. Web Object Editing and Web Modeler can be used to, for example, grant specific business process owners the ability to model application and information overviews and write descriptions themselves. This way you can let the domain area experts provide the needed information directly into the repository.