Enterprise Architecture has become one of the key mechanisms that enable business and IS/IT functions to work more harmoniously together and move IS/IT from often being a cost burden to becoming a key organisational enabler with genuine value and benefit.
Enterprise Architecture is the practice of applying a comprehensive and rigorous method for describing a current and/or future structure and behavior for an organization’s processes, information systems, personnel and organizational sub-units, so that they align with the organization’s core goals and strategic direction. Although often associated strictly with information technology, it relates more broadly to the practice of business optimization in that it addresses business architecture, performance management, organizational structure and process architecture as well.
Enterprise Architecture is becoming a common practice within the U.S. Federal Government to inform the Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) process. The Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) reference models serve as a framework to guide Federal Agencies in the development of their architectures. The primary purpose of creating an enterprise architecture is to ensure that business strategy and IT investments are aligned. As such, enterprise architecture allows traceability from the business strategy down to the underlying technology.
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Enterprise Architects translates the enterprise architecture strategy into technical design requirements. We assess the economics of established versus emerging technologies, adjusted for technical and market risks. The proposed architecture is usually presented as both a conceptual and physical model that optimizes performance. Performance is measured by factors such as investment expense, operating cost, system availability, and the degree to which the enterprise architecture can support both existing business strategy and be adapted to sustain emerging trends.