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Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture is a conceptual blueprint that defines the struture and operation of an organization.  The intent of an enterprise architecture is to determine how an organization can most effectively achieve its current and future objectives” (

According to Ross, Weill and Robertson in the book “Enterprise Architecture as Strategy”,  the enterprise architecture is the organizing logic for business processes and IT infrastructure, reflecting the integration and standardization requirements of the company’s operating model.  The enterprise architecture provides a long-term view of a company’s processes, systems, and technologies so that individual projects can build capabilities–not just fulfill immediate needs. 

Companies go through four stages in learning how to take an enterprise architecture approach to designing  business processes:

  1. Business Silos,
  2. Standardized Technology,
  3. Optimized Core, and
  4. Business Modularity

As a company advances through the stages, its foundation for execution takes on increased strategic importance.

Imperium Legacy Technology references the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) to assist with our “enterprise” approach to providing technology solutions.