Every year ICT professionals gather to discuss the tools, models, methods, frameworks and skills needed to execute the most popular approach to aligning an organisation's business direction with structures and systems that support it - Enterprise Architecture. During these events it becomes obvious that organisations who begin the EA journey are often faced with the need to augment internal resources and capability through a combination of specialised recruitment and external consulting support. Unfortunately there has been a lack of qualified local research into the exactly what support organisations are looking for, who the market believes the key players are and what their true service capability is. In this session Sam Higgins, Research Director from Longhaus will share data and insights collected from over 100 members of Longhaus' Online Enterprise Architecture Panel. Armed with this information you will be better placed to find the right external support for your EA from the local market.