South African enterprise architecture (EA) specialist Real IRM has been selected by global magazine CIO Review as one of the 20 most promising EA Solution Providers in the world.

Now in its 15th year, Real IRM started out as South Africa’s first dedicated EA provider, and has remained at the forefront of new advances across the entire ambit of the EA discipline.

“Recognition at a global level reflects the progress we have made in establishing and professionalising the discipline of EA in South Africa,” says Stuart Macgregor, CEO of Real IRM.

Real IRM has helped transform the operations of many large and mid-size firms in southern Africa and Europe.

Jeevan George, managing editor of CIO Review, comments: “Real IRM has been on our radar for some time, for stirring a revolution in the enterprise architecture space.”

“It’s position in this year’s ranking as one of the Top 20 Most Promising Enterprise Architecture Solution Providers is based on Real IRM’s expertise in transforming EA into a real deliverable, and it’s involvement in industry best practices that create sustainable business advantage.”

Companies were selected by a panel of CEOs, CIOs, analysts, and the CIO Review editorial board, George explains.