Enterprise Architecture

The rapid pace of technological change and adaptation makes it essential that all IT professionals understand the concepts and practices of Enterprise Architecture. 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 and information systems, so that they align with the organization’s core goals and strategic direction. In the Enterprise Architecture Portal, you will find the best resources to aid you in designing and managing enterprise architectures in information management. Discover topical articles, explore our white paper library, participate in discussion forums, and learn about information technology for the 21st century enterprise.

Meta Data Management and Enterprise Architecture
Almost every large government agency or Global 2000 company is struggling to properly manage their enterprise information technology (IT) architecture. This difficulty is the direct result of the highly distributed, disjoined and overly expensive IT environments which currently exist throughout our industry. This situation has resulted in the reemergence of corporations looking to establish truly proactive Enterprise Architecture organizations. In this month’s column I will discuss enterprise architecture and how it is tied to an enterprise meta data management initiative.
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