Date Added: May 2010
In business and IT, there is no steady state where one grand plan can optimize all aspects of an enterprise's architecture. Amidst the best intentions, the dynamics of business continuously drive sub-optimal, redundant, and ad hoc IT responses. As the IT portfolio grows, IT legacy investments and architectures begin to stifle business innovation and increase operational costs. As the downward spiral accelerates, IT eventually becomes un-leveragable and untenable - leaving IT with the reputation of being unresponsive.