Despite being around now for around 20 years, the term Enterprise Architecture is still often causing confusion for many people.
Wikipedia defines Enterprise Architecture as:
Enterprise architecture (EA) is the process of translating business vision and strategy into effective enterprise change by creating, communicating and improving the key requirements, principles and models that describe the enterprise’s future state and enable its evolution.
TOGAF defines “enterprise” as any collection of organizations that has a common set of goals and the term “enterprise” in the context of “Enterprise Architecture” can be used to denote both an entire enterprise - encompassing all of its information and technology services, processes, and infrastructure - and a specific domain within the enterprise.
One of the significant issues relating to Enterprise Architecture that continues to cause confusion is that of its scope. Many people hold the mistaken belief that Enterprise Architecture is an alternative term for Information Technology Architecture. However this is not the case.
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