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Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture (EA) identifies solutions to satisfy academic and administrative objectives. EA minimizes purchase, development, deployment and operational costs by emphasizing re-use of existing systems, or choice of scalable new systems that are flexible enough to be extended to meet the needs of a variety of departments and divisions.

In achieving its goals, EA does the following:

  • Inform and enable IT governance
  • Provide standards, principles and guidelines to the IT project portfolio
  • Facilitate, lower cost, and address scalability for IT integration projects
  • Promote and enable process agility using Services Oriented Architecture
  • Enable and illustrate IT communications and transparency
  • Guide and enable cost management and consolidation