A study on Enterprise Architecture framework A study on Enterprise Architecture framework

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The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
Enterprise Architecture (EA) concept is used usually within the Information Technology (IT) area, it supports designing and planning of multiple architectural layers, starting from technology architecture, going through application architecture and information architecture and ending at the business architecture. Where EA framework,organizes, describes and presents all the information contains within the EA to support decision-making. Currently there is new approach for delivering the business using business services, which demands great understanding to the organization processes and the supporting technology for these processes. Many organizations encounter issues with documenting their business processes and the IT architecture because of the fast growing and complex environment. Adopting EA framework can empower the IT governance to facilitate solutions that supports understanding the different layers in the organization and identify the business services for automation. The aim of this research is to provide insight to the business processes automation projects and the attached risks, EA framework was discussed as a solution to mitigate or avoid that risk. The research study was conducted within UAE government organizations; this shall include the local, federal and semi government organizations. Based on the proposed methodology to collect the data, a survey, literature review and interviews were carried to study the possible effect of EA on business processes automation. The observations recommended EA as a strong supporter to the identified success factors in business processes automation initiatives, EA could be adopted and implemented by the IT or the business, however the observations showed that EA implementations requires power and authority for the change management process.
enterprise architecture, enterprise system, Chief Information Officer(CIO), Information Technology (IT) Management,, Business Process Automation(BPA)