In only 15 years the role of information in our society has changed dramatically. We are in the middle of an information revolution guided by the need to put the right information in the right people s hands at the right time. Information flows within and between organisations as if there are no boundaries between them. It requires infrastructures built on open standards and designed to enable individuals as well as their IT systems to all work together. Managers have to make decisions on the investments they make in information provision. These decisions have become complex and must be taken more often and faster than ever before.
Enterprise Architecture is a maturing profession that can help management to understand this growing complexity. Enterprise Architecture can reduce complexity by making plans schemes and designs of the organisation and its information systems and the infrastructure it runs on and therefore emerges as a true profession.
TOGAF the Open Group Architectural Framework is a fast growing, worldwide accepted standard that can help organisations build their own Enterprise Architecture in a standardised way. This book explains why this upcoming profession is important and what TOGAF can do to support you and your organisation.