Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture (EA) assists in the development, articulation and adoption of the IT Enterprise Architecture framework and processes. The purpose of the architecture framework is to direct or guide architecture initiatives, ensure that organizational performance aligns with the strategic intent of the business, ensure IT resources are engaged to reflect priorities and to see that architecture-related risks are managed appropriately. Enterprise Architecture includes business and information processes as well as all aspects of the administrative systems and services infrastructure including storage, servers, network, applications, databases, end-user experience and the interaction and inter-connectivity of each component. Documentation of the architecture includes business objectives, foundational principles, schematics, inter-operability and compliance. For additional information, contact Michael Wonderlich at mcwonder@uillinois.edu.