BBC Worldwide Selects Orbus Softwares iServer to Raise EA Maturity Level
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A case study examining why BBC Worldwide used iServer to raise the EA maturity of their organization
BBC Worldwide (BBCWW), the commercial arm of the BBC, is a fast-growing global media and entertainment company. In 2011 the recently established Enterprise Architecture (EA) team began to consider options for replacing their current EA tool, as part of a wider initiative to document their architecture and raise the EA maturity of the organization.
After evaluating a number of leading tools in the market, BBC Worldwide selected Orbus Software’s iServer as its chosen enterprise architecture repository and modeling tool. The deciding factors in this decision were iServer’s fit with BBCWW’s specific requirements, its ease of use and competitive price point.
BBCWW operates a centralized IT function and employs an Enterprise Architecture team responsible for documenting and communicating the organization’s current and target architectures (System, Business, Application, Data and Technology) and planning a strategy and roadmap for transition between the two. The team’s primary objective was to raise the ‘EA Maturity’ level of BBCWW and had put in place core projects to achieve this.
Amongst the EA team’s chief stakeholders are the technology teams, who are responsible for implementing solutions defined by the EA roadmap. These teams are required to support the BBCWW’s business direction and strategy, specifically the Head of Design and Development attached to each team.
iServer has given us the platform to deliver on our key responsibilities as an EA team and to raise the EA maturity levels of the organization as a whole. Moreover, this has been achieved with a minimum of disruption to the team and our current environment, within the budget that we were afforded.
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