Enterprise architecture can be used in a diverse number of ways. It can be used to describe a certain business practice in an organization and the aspects or elements of that specific business practice under description. The environment under which companies or business organizations operate in is always in constant change. This means that the managers should always introduce new enterprise solutions, which can directly contribute to the linkage to the measures of improvement of business practices.
META Group. Inc has an enterprise architecture planning process that avails a systematic way to aligning information technology projects to IT organizations with corporate priorities and objectives. META Group is an international organization that deals with advisory and consulting issues internationally. It`s role is to provide advice on technology and business strategies. It has provided these services to more than three thousand, three hundred clients across the world in over forty countries. META Group has used an enterprise architecture tool known as Model Driven Architecture (MDA). This tool has the capacity of implementing enterprise systems that are made known by the enterprise architecture process. Therefore, it provides a broad loom to the development and management of IT environments (Buchanan, 2002).
META Group considers enterprise architecture as a process as opposed to an object, thereby referring to it as enterprise architecture process. Its enterprise architecture describes the systematic linkages between the enterprise business, technical architectures, information and enterprise solution architecture. It has modified the traditional enterprise architecture in a manner that extends from the level of business strategy to implementation of information technology (Porter, 1985). This means that it can arrange its business goals, information technology plans, aid communication and decision-making between different business groups. META Group enterprise architecture process combines enterprise planning strategy, technological advanced strategy, and enterprise program management enterprise architecture. This enterprise architecture represents an ongoing process as opposed to a static series of business documents (Saha, 2007).
Enterprise architecture cannot run without information. The processes are held together when there is a smooth flow of information. The applications responsible for the support of the process in put together by interfaces.
META Group enterprise architecture process coordinates a parallel and internal consistent component of enterprise business architecture, enterprise information architecture, and enterprise wide technology architecture and enterprise application portfolio. This...