For a business to fully realise its potential to deliver whatever may be its primary mission it must reach an overall level of maturity such that it operates as a single ‘organism’.
So often a business will recognise that work needs to be undertaken yet only matures some aspects of their operation, failing to complete and failing to reap the full benefits. Having an architecture function with its house in order is a good start. Architecture and IT are only part of the answer however, as the whole of business need also to be fully engaged and integrated.
Recognising the potential rewards to a business in driving actively towards maturity should be the incentive to either commence or continue the journey.