September 12, 2004

What is the Architecture framework?

An architecture framework is a tool which can be used for developing a broad range of different architectures. It should describe a method for designing an information system in terms of a set of building blocks, and for showing how the building blocks fit together. It should contain a set of tools and provide a common vocabulary. It should also include a list of recommended standards and compliant products that can be used to implement the building blocks.

The technical advantages that result from a good enterprise architecture bring important business benefits, which are clearly visible in the bottom line:

• A more efficient IT operation:
• Better return on existing investment, reduced risk for future investment:
• Faster, simpler, and cheaper procurement