2 years, 11 months ago

The Pioneers of Enterprise Architecture

I’ve been involved with enterprise architecture since the early 1980s, so I think of myself as a second-generation architect. I learnt about enterprise architecture through a mixture of meeting other architects, reading widely around the subject and related disciplines, and, of course, through hard graft and experience. Nowadays there are many enterprise architects practising their art and science…

4 years, 6 months ago

Who put the “Enterprise” in Architecture?

Enterprise Architecture is a commonly accepted label, used around the world by Enterprise Architects, and yet the meaning of the term continues to provoke debate. “Architecture” – on its own – is not confusing a term. Although some definitions narrow it to buildings, I prefer a more open definition which includes Enterprise Architecture, such as this: “[architecture…

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5 years, 7 months ago

Third-Generation Information Architecture

Originally published in Communications of the ACM, this article, written by Roger and Elaine Evernden, describes the three generations of architecture, explains why we need to be aware of the 3 generations, and argues that we need to adequately understand information needs before we rush into technology solutions.   “Information architecture has changed dramatically over…

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