Architecture Alignment in a Large Government Organization: A Case Study


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Wieringa, R.J. and Eck van, P.A.T. and Blanken, H.M. (2004) Architecture Alignment in a Large Government Organization: A Case Study. In: Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering: Proceedings of the CAiSE Forum, 7-11 June 2004, Riga, Latvia.

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Abstract:In this paper we view IT architecture as the structures presentin the entire information technology support used by an organization. We report on a detailed case study of an operational IT architecture process, in which we investigated the relationship between IT architecture and business context.We analyze this process in terms of a conceptual frame-work for IT architecture presented in earlier work. The major findings are that application architecture is designed by aligning applications to the business process structure; and that IT infrastructure architecture is designed by aligning it to technological trends rather than to business goals and problems. This paper reports about a single case study done in a series of case studies. We discuss the generalizability of the findings from this case study, and discuss topics for further research.
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