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Why does Enterprise Architecture Matter?

Why does Enterprise Architecture Matter?

Reference: W076


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This White Paper addresses the topic of why enterprise architecture matters to business today, including an introduction to business operations and enterprise architecture, the need for enterprise architecture, and the business benefits of enterprise architecture.


This White Paper addresses why Enterprise Architecture (EA) matters for businesses today and is organized as follows:

  • The first section provides an easy-to-understand explanation of how businesses and organizations operate, and identifies in bold those terms that we identify as being key parts of an enterprise’s architecture and that are further developed and modeled in TOGAF 9.
  • The next section addresses the need for enterprise architecture.
  • The final section provides a set of tables with example benefits, rationale, and potential Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for use in any benefits realization process.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Reference W076
Author(s) Simon Townson
Published 1 Dec 2008
Pages 16
Type White Papers
Subject Architecture