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EA Justification Paper 1Enterprise Architecture Justification PaperIFSM 311Professor WenglowskiFebruary 15, 2015
EA Justification Paper 2Enterprise Architecture Justification PaperEnterprise Architecture program has become one of the most popular and efficient waysthat enables organizations to use all technology and IT capabilities to support organization’sbusiness goals and objectives. Enterprise Architecture is a solution to standardize InformationTechnology environment, reduce cost, and increase agility. For many years, EnterpriseArchitecture has helped organizations, businesses, and companies through necessary changes inprocess and technology to execute their strategies.In general, “enterprise architecture can be considered as a structured and alignedcollection of plans for the integrated representation of the business and information technology(IT) landscape of the enterprise, in past, current, and future states” (Niemann, 2006). EnterpriseArchitecture program guide organizations to transform from baseline state to target state. Thebaseline state reflects the organization’s current processes and technologies. After analyzing thebaseline state, Enterprise Architecture program applies disciplines, policies, and projects to directorganization toward the target state. The target state is known as the “To-Be” state. This is thefuture or end-state enterprise which has been defined based on the organization’s business goalsand objectives.