The Great Escape: “EA is not about IT!”

Chess and the Art of Enterprise Architecture

As soon as you, as an enterprise architect, want to address the problem of the complex Business-IT landscape, and you actually acknowledge in a discussion that Enterprise Architecture has come into existence because of the complexity of modern IT-laden landscapes, there is always some enterprise architect who will (angrily, often) state that Enterprise Architecture “isn’t about IT”. Some now propose a separate name EITA for ‘Enterprise IT Architecture’ for the IT-kind so that ‘Enterprise Architecture’ can remain being focused on ‘designing enterprises’ instead of ‘designing enterprise IT’.

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