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- Reduction of costs: Duplication of effort, “reinventing the wheel” adds unnecessary cost to many projects. Therefore, it is in each division’s best interests to use one central operation to save money that could be better spent on projects that have a good ROI. - Leverage on the best technology: New technology is introduced every day. A single system ensures that upgrades and changes can be made faster to reduce costs, save time, and be more flexible and innovative. -Risk mitigation: Risk mitigation being handled by a central source means security policies and architecture will be reviewed more often and kept current. A common security protocol will also make data breaches less likely. It will also reduce costs for the business units.- Goals of the firm: The firm has its vision and goals, which guide the business in doing its daily business. A single enterprise architecture is better able to focus the divisions on the needs of the company as a whole, instead of divisional needs alone. - Benefit for all: The overall goal of adopting the central enterprise architecture is to ensure that all the stakeholders in the organization will benefit, yet each division maintains some autonomy to research and recommend changes or improvements that benefit individual business units, as well as the entire company. Performance rewards should be restructured to reflect not only the business unit's successes, but also the performance of the company as a whole.
Piening-4Question #3: Seamus O’Malley is rightfully worried about governance (i.e., making sure that the enterprise architectural standards are adopted by all BUs). Both he and Jane are wary of forced compliance because such measures lead to “architecture police”. What governance procedures could the put in place that would win “hearts and minds”; that is, BU architects would comply with architecture standards because they believe in them- not because they are