Enterprise Architecture

An enterprise architecture (EA) is a rigorous description of the structure of an enterprise, which comprises enterprise components (business entities), the externally visible properties of those components, and the relationships (e.g. the behavior) between them. EA describes the terminology, the composition of enterprise components, and their relationships with the external environment, and the guiding principles for the requirement (analysis), design, and evolution of an enterprise. This description is comprehensive, including enterprise goals, business process, roles, organizational structures, organizational behaviors, business information, software applications and computer systems.

 

The Benefits:
  • The architecture supports both the business strategy and the business model
  • The architecture is flexible enough to respond to new market requirements and changes
  • The architecture guarantees an optimum basis for business intelligence
  • The complexity of the architecture and therefore of the IT is reduced
  • The advantages and disadvantages of various architectures are known

 

Business Needs and Challenges:
  • Infrastructure and Security
  • Business Technology
  • Technology Transformation
  • Cost Optimization
  • Global Sourcing
  • Cloud Computing

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