An enterprise architecture is a conceptual blueprint
that defines the structure and operation of an
organization. It provides the framework to
logically organize and model the definitions of an
organization by describing:
- What the organization does
- How it does it
- Who does it
- What data is used and where it is stored
- What information technologies are employed and
how they are used
- The relationships and dependencies between them
The intent of an enterprise architecture
is to determine how an organization can most effectively
achieve its current and future objectives.
Architecture can be described as containing four
points-of-view, called the business perspective, the
application perspective, the information perspective,
and the technology perspective.
The business perspective
defines the processes and standards by which the
business operates on a day-to-day basis.
perspective defines the interactions among the processes
and standards used by the organization.
perspective defines and classifies the raw data (such as
document files, databases, images, presentations, and
spreadsheets) that the organization requires in order to
The technology perspective defines
the hardware, operating systems, programming, and
networking solutions used by the organization.
Advantages of having an enterprise architecture include
improved decision making, improved adaptability to
changing demands or market conditions, elimination of
inefficient and redundant processes, optimization of the
use of organizational assets, and minimization of
NeoNexus can help with establishing a
pragmatic approach to implementing or transforming the
Enterprise Architecture function within your
organisation to ensure your business initiatives are
properly supported by IT, and that there is a well
managed IT strategy in place.