Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín
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ARANGO SERNA, Martín Darío; LONDONO SALAZAR, Jesús Enrique and ZAPATA CORTES, Julián Andrés. Enterprise architecture: a general scope. Rev. ing. univ. Medellín [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.16, pp. 101-111. ISSN 1692-3324.
Currenlty, companies are more complex and require flexible business processes, which are actually supported by IT systems. The introduction of an enterprise architecture starts on the establishment of a set of architectural guidelines, which henceforth ensure a harmonious development between models and business needs, with business processes and information technologies. This set of strategic directions of IT, should be based on the company's mission and the recognition of the strategies and business activities which support this mission and result in the necessary information for the operation of the organization, technologies required to support the operation, and processes to implement new technologies in response to changes and needs of the company, to the extent priorities change. This article is referred to the origins of the enterprise architecture concept, to the realms of architecture, representing the views of the business, and benefits from the enterprise architecture for an organization
Keywords : Enterprise architecture; enterprise architecture frameworks; information technologies - TIC's; business management; business processes; business strategy.