Asee peer logo

Enterprise Architecture – Bridge The Gap Between Business, It And Universities

Download Paper |


2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

Publication Date

June 12, 2005

Start Date

June 12, 2005

End Date

June 15, 2005



Conference Session

Teaching Software Engineering Process

Page Count


Page Numbers

10.575.1 - 10.575.11



Permanent URL

Download Count


Request a correction

Paper Authors

author page

Stanislaw Maj

author page

Anuradha Sutharshan

author page

D Veal

Download Paper |


Advancing technologies, emergent software development approaches, and economic conditions influencing corporate budgets are creating new challenges for the Application Services manager [4]. In one of the studies [10], Enterprise Architecture (EA) was ranked near the top of the list of issues considered important by the chief information officers. Enterprise Architecture is a distinct and developing discipline in the Information Technology (IT) profession [15]. The alignment of an organisation’s information technology to its business strategies is a recurrent theme in IS research [6]. The increasing complexity of today’s business and IT environments makes it more difficult for organisations to design an Enterprise architecture that supports the company’s business objectives and enables the IT staff to deliver applications that align with business goals. Enterprise Architecture is about understanding all of the different elements that go to make up the Enterprise and how those elements interrelate. The Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996, better known as the Clinger-Cohen Act, refers to Enterprise architecture as "an integrated framework for evolving or maintaining existing information technology and acquiring new information technology to achieve the organization's strategic goals and information resources management goals" [5]. It can be a critical component of IT alignment that ensures that organization's goals are met, and that IT can scale with every new business demand. IT enterprise architecture can help with architectural process, but ultimately the IT-centric approach must give way to a business process-centric approach. An enterprise architecture that is organized around business process value chains provides a direct link between IT resources, corporate goals, and a process that generates products and satisfied customers.

Maj, S., & Sutharshan, A., & Veal, D. (2005, June), Enterprise Architecture – Bridge The Gap Between Business, It And Universities Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--14401

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2005 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015