Title: STRUCTURING THE INFORMATION SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE USING PATTERNS

Issue Number: Vol. 1, No. 4
Year of Publication: Dec - 2011
Page Numbers: 1001-1010
Authors: Shokoofeh Ketabchi, Navid Karimi Sani, Kecheng Liu
Journal Name: International Journal of New Computer Architectures and their Applications (IJNCAA)
- Hong Kong

Abstract:


Enterprise Architecture (EA) is an approach, which aims to align the business strategy and IT infrastructure in order to maximise the application and investment of IT facilities. In fact, EA is a conceptual framework that defines the structure of an enterprise, its components and their relationships. It involves a considerable amount of work with high level of complexity. Indeed, if proper methods and approaches are not used, a huge amount of chaos and overheads will be caused. This paper aims to introduce a structuring approach for organising EA tasks. This approach provides guidelines on how to organise and document business services. Therefore, a more organised EA process will be carried out and both time and effort are saved. A case study is used to elaborate and explain the structure accompanied by the evaluation and discussion.