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IFSM 311 Enterprise Architecture Framework Research Paper Professor James Johnson Due 7/1/2018 By Frezer Tesfaye 11/17/2017
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I. Introduction The need to align IT with the business process, mission, and strategic direction of the organization has been a key priority for many companies. Enterprise Architecture (EA) has proved to be the most successful approach to align business with IT. The use of EA ease the complexity associated with running organization or system by providing a framework in which different part of the organization are provided with a clear direction and platform to work with each other. The main purpose of EA is to create uniform working environment across the organization’s business unit and functional area. More and more companies are realizing the important benefits of EA which is they are adapting different type of EA frameworks based on the type of business they are in. As a result, Enterprise Architects have seen their importance increase rapidly. ‘Enterprise architect is a newer skill that's emerged on our platform over the past quarter, but one that's growing steadily. From March 2017 to April 2017, we've seen a 75 percent increase in the number of job postings for 'enterprise architect,' particularly among large enterprise organizations who are adopting service-oriented architecture (SOA) and those who are instigating technology and business process change within the organization.’ (Florentine, Web) There are many type of EA frameworks available that serve different type of organizational size and needs. The purpose of this paper is to focus on the Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF). TOGAF was first adapted as a comprehensive EA framework in 1995 by The Open Group by adding on an earlier framework version Technical Architecture Framework for Information Management (TAFIM) that was originally devised by the Department of Defense. This paper will discuss the purpose, scope, principles, structures and advantage and disadvantage of the TOGAF.
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