Center for EA leads prestigious InfoWorld/Forrester award selection

In order to stay competitive in today’s global economy, companies are increasingly turning to enterprise architecture (EA) to help implement organizational strategy and drive agility, efficiency and effectiveness. Penn State’s Center for Enterprise Architecture is playing a major role in selecting EA programs that ensure aligned plans, shape business transformations, or boost the business value of information technology for the 2012 InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Award.

"It is an honor to be invited to participate in this awards program,” said Brian Cameron, executive director of the Center for Enterprise Architecture. “It's a great recognition of the growing reputation of the Center for Enterprise Architecture.”

Forrester, a global research and advisory firm, and InfoWorld, a leading technology website for IT managers and business users, are partnering with the Center for EA in selecting the winners for the Enterprise Architecture Award. The Center, under the direction of Cameron, will use the 2012 EA award winners as the basis for its continuing research on effective EA.

The awards program, now in its third year, honors innovators in the EA field. Past winners have included global banks, government ministries and corporations such as American Express and USAA. This year, the awards committee is searching for programs that are business-focused, strategic and pragmatic -- and demonstrate those attributes in their practices and the value they deliver.

The Center for EA, which was established in 2011, is advised by a consortium of 70 organizations and is advising the practice of EA through research, degree programs, and continuing education.

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Last Updated June 25, 2012