What is the Magic Quadrant?
This is how Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, describes its Magic Quadrant: “A Gartner Magic Quadrant is a culmination of research in a specific market, giving you a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market’s competitors. By applying a graphical treatment and a uniform set of evaluation criteria, a Magic Quadrant helps you quickly ascertain how well technology providers are executing their stated visions and how well they are performing against Gartner’s market view.”3
Why Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools?
Gartner says: “Selecting the wrong EA tool can cause business strategy, transformation and modernization efforts to fail. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders should select EA tools compatible with their enterprise’s approach to transformation, modernization and innovation.”
About Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools
According to the report, “Gartner has updated its market definition and functionality for enterprise architecture (EA) tools for 2019. We define EA tools as software applications, or platforms, designed to support enterprise architecture and technology innovation (TI) leaders, and business and IT stakeholders. EA tools offer support for strategic planning analysis, design, innovation and continuous improvement. EA tools support the capture, contextualization and visualization of information from businesses, ecosystems, solutions and technology domains.”
Bee4IT in practice?
Maik Wittenborg, Project Management Officer at Miele & Cie. KG, provides a vivid insight into the interaction of Enterprise Architecture Management and Financial Management in his presentation on integrated IT management with Bee4IT at Miele & Cie. KG.
1. Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools, 2019, Marty Resnick, James McGovern, 22 October 2019↩
2. Gartner, “Market Guide for IT Financial Management Tools”, Robert Naegle, 17 October 2018↩
3. Gartner Methodologies, Gartner Magic Quadrant, https://www.gartner.com/en/research/methodologies/magic-quadrants-research↩
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