- Business strategies come to the forefront of IT decision making
- EA provides structure for designing solutions that reduce total cost of ownership
- EA enables business innovation. Solutions built by applying concepts such as “scalability”, “service oriented” and “strategic” have the best long-term business outcome
- EA prepares us for technological change. A sound architecture sets the stage to capitalize on the benefits of newer technology
EA at the UW
The University of Washington recognizes that the
IT capabilities supporting its business must adapt quickly to meet new challenges and take advantage of future opportunities. Our UW-IT Strategic Plan is a framework in which enterprise architecture will be employed to position the University for the future.
An internal Enterprise Architecture Steering Group (EASG) oversees the
direction of the University’s enterprise architecture effort, sponsoring efforts such as the development of EA Guiding Principles and
Best Practices to ensure alignment between technology solutions and our business mission and goals.
Cool video: Why Enterprise Architecture? by Mastering ArchiMate
Jim Phelps (Chair)
Director of Enterprise Architecture and Strategy, UW-IT
UW Mailbox: 354844
EA Steering Group