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Enterprise architecture is a critical component of Intel’s IT strategy. Enterprise architects map the way that technology and information help Intel achieve its current and future business goals. They produce strategic and solution-specific architectures used by all major IT projects at Intel, and partner with Intel IT strategic planning, engineering, and operations groups to deliver solutions based on these enterprise architectures.
Twenty years ago, a new field was born that soon came to be known as enterprisearchitecture. This paper - written in May 2007 - covers a broad introduction to the field of enterprise architecture. Although the history of the field goes back 20 years, the field is still evolving -- and rapidly so. (36 printed pages)
An enterprise architecture framework (EA framework) defines how to create and use an enterprise architecture. An architecture framework provides principles and practices for creating and using the architecture description of a system. It structures architects' thinking by dividing the architecture description into domains, layers or views, and offers models - typically matrices and diagrams - for documenting each view.
The Zachman Framework, created in the late 1980s by John Zachman when he was with IBM, is an enterprise architecture framework which provides a formal and structured way of viewing and defining an enterprise. It consists of a two dimensional classification matrix based on the intersection of six communication questions (What, Where, When, Why, Who and How) with five levels of reification, successively transforming the most abstract ideas (on the Scope level) into more concrete ideas (at the Operations level). This is a link to the Wikipedia page on the subject.
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