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Enterprise Architecture: A Snapshot from Practice

Clarke, Michael; Hall, Jon G. and Rapanotti, Lucia (2017). Enterprise Architecture: A Snapshot from Practice. In: De Haes, Steven and Van Grembergen, Wim eds. Strategic IT Governance and Alignment in Business Settings. IGI Global, pp. 237–255.

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Enterprise Architecture (EA) has been portrayed as one of the cornerstones of modern IT Governance, with increasing numbers of organisations formally recognising an EA function and adopting EA frameworks such as TOGAF (The Open Group Architectural Framework). Many claims have been made of the benefits of EA, yet little is known as to what organisations actually do or evidence of the benefits they accrue through EA. In this paper we report on the results of a small scale survey painting a snapshot of recent EA practice in large UK organisations across the private and public sectors. A key insight from the survey is that, in practice, EA appears to have a greater effect on business-IT alignment than on technological choices.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 1-5225-0861-9, 978-1-5225-0861-8
ISSN: 2327-3283
Extra Information: Originally published in International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance, 4(1) pp. 1–10.
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 58857
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 14:37
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 11:10
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