TOGAF 8: The Essentials

Since its inception in 1995, TOGAF or The Open Group Architecture Framework has remained a staple application in the business industry.  Whether you are a member of the public or private sector, you will find that TOGAF is an essential aspect of running the business and it is definitely something that you cannot do without.

TOGAF is free to use since it is provided by The Open Group, a technology and vendor-neutral consortium. Simply put, TOGAF is a detailed framework which is used as a supporting tool for developing information systems and enterprise architecture. 

Today, there are already several versions of TOGAF released, which includes the version 8, 8.1, 8.1.1 and version 9 is currently under development. 

Here are a few quick facts that you need to know about TOGAF version 8.  First, according to The Open Group, TOGAF 8 represents an “industry consensus framework and method for enterprise architecture”.  TOGAF 8 is readily available for the internal use of any organization around the world.

Just like all the other versions of TOGAF, version 8 can be used to complement other business frameworks to make information systems more efficient, technologically advanced and highly functional.

Lastly, if you are a tool vendor or an architecture service provider, you can be TOGAF 8 certified to ensure that your skills and knowledge are up to par with the TOGAF 8 and The Open Group standards.

There is no doubt that TOGAF is one of the best tools that you can use to improve the Information Technology or IT architecture of your business – which will lead to the success of your company as a whole.