Since the concept of enterprise architecture was introduced, a lot of companies and businesses have been successfully adapting the principles involved with it. What the term enterprise architecture refers to is the clear definition of the business process, Information Technology systems, core goals, business strategies and personnel within an organization. A lot of people often confuse the term as being limited to the IT infrastructures used in a business, but this is not always applicable. Generally, the goal of enterprise architecture is to clearly define where the company is and where it is going in the future.
When it comes to enterprise architecture technology systems, there are a few key elements involved. First, the company’s IT systems including its hardware, servers and other components should be properly documented. One of the most crucial information is where these IT infrastructure elements are kept.
Second, there should also be a diagram of the building’s or the office’s Local Area Network or LAN, as well as its Wide Area Network or WAN. The diagrams depicting the Internet connectivity should also be indicated. This way, troubleshooting of potential problems will be easily performed.
Finally, the operating system, the software and the application servers should also be documented. By documenting and clearly defining the elements which compose a particular IT infrastructure system, troubleshooting, maintenance, upgrades and future additional installations can be done in a breeze which, incidentally, is one of the main advantages of enterprise architecture technology.