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1Running head: ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE JUSTIFICATION PAPEREnterprise Architecture Justification PaperKwami HenyoIFSM 311University of Maryland University College
JUSTIFICATION PAPEREA Justification PaperIntroductionEnterprise Architecture (EA) defines the structure and operation of organizations. EA helps organizations to determine how and organization can achieve its current and future goals. “The goal of enterprise architecture is to create a unified IT environment (standardized hardware and software systems) across the firm or all of the firm's business units, with tight symbiotic links to the business side of the organization (which typically is 90% of the firm as seen earlier, at least by way of budget) and its strategy. More specifically, the goals are to promote alignment, standardization, reuse of existing IT assets, and the sharing of common methods for project management and software development across the organization.” (Miloni 2008). EA creates a map of the operations and structure of the organization. There are several frameworks when implementing EA and selecting what is best for an organization is based on the organization’s need. Recommendation to Establish an EA ProgramUnderstanding what EA is and how it works is a vital key when determining what Enterprise Architecture Framework is good for a company. “The key to effectively using Enterprise Architecture is understanding how to address important Enterprise-wide concerns, such as pursuing the new strategic initiative, meeting stakeholder’s needs, aligning IT resources with the
JUSTIFICATION PAPERbusiness needs, or the reduction of duplicate systems, data, and processes.” (Monnappa, 2017). There are several advantages on implementing EA in an organization. Some of these advantages