In enterprise architecture, standards are necessary in order to make sure that the company is producing output that will see the satisfaction of their clients and customers. A set of standards in enterprise architecture are vital to make sure that the current information technology projects are also compatible with other future information technology initiatives to ensure a more aligned view of the direction the business or the organization wants to take. Enterprise architecture may be defined as the roles, standards, policies, decision-making criteria and the technologies that allow the collection and distribution of information technology and all these elements that work together in enterprise architecture must have some sort of monitoring and feedback as a way to ensure that each element is doing its job to the T. This also means that standards include the governance, the business processes as well as the technology blueprint of any organization.
Domains of data and the applications are then measured with the technical environment and are defined by the rules of the standard in which the technology itself is managed. Standards also include specifications that can help provide a written description that will be able to describe the entire system as well as its other parts like the system components, system approach and even the protocol. A necessity in ensuring the smooth inter-working, reusability and portability of the enterprise architecture system of any organization, the standards have a reach that are as wide as all-encompassing to account for the entire enterprise.