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The Role of IT in Enterprise Architecture

Posted September 9, 2014 in Business & Enterprise Architecture

In its early manifestations, enterprise architecture was an IT function. The chief enterprise architect generally reported to the CIO, and the enterprise architecture work was focused on IT issues such as enterprise application integration, and (the lack of) technology standards across the enterprise. But just as business process reengineering (BPR) efforts illuminated the need to consider technology in BPR, so too did enterprise architecting efforts illuminate the need to consider business process -- and more broadly, business architecture -- in IT reengineering.

About The Author
Ruth Malan
Ruth Malan is a senior architecture consultant at Bredemeyer Consulting. She has published papers, chapters, and a book in the areas of object-oriented methods, reuse, and software architecture. She is principal editor of the acclaimed Resources for Software Architects website. Two of the most popular papers by Ruth Malan and Dana Bredemeyer are "Less Is More with Minimalist Architecture," published by IEEE's IT Professional in September/October… Read More
Dana Bredemeyer
Dana Bredemeyer is founder and president of Bredemeyer Consulting, a company that focuses on training and consulting in system architecture, including enterprise architecture and software architecture. He is also president of the Global Enterprise Architecture Organisation (GEAO). Mr. Bredemeyer has more than 20 years' experience in the software industry. For nearly 10 of those years, he has focused exclusively on architecture, first at Hewlett-… Read More
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