4 UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS

Gary Flood, August 2010

Gary Flood takes a look at one of the roles that demands bridging the gap between technology and business – the enterprise architect.

Fancy earning around £80,000 – or even north of £110,000 for a lucky few – for a job that combines deep technical knowledge and real knowledge of how a business works? Then step forward all candidates for the demanding but rewarding role of enterprise architect (EA).

‘EAs won’t earn as much as a CIO, but they will make more than most IT professionals and often do very well working on a contract basis,’ says Adrian Treacy, Director at Arrows, a specialist IT recruiter that places EAs.

EA is a job that in many ways you can’t set out to get and it seems to be a role ...

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