Though it is largely an abstract concept, enterprise architecture (EA) has shaped, is shaping, and will continue to shape information technology. This four-part article traces the author’s observations and predictions about the current and future state of information technology, and the role that EA will play in that evolution. Part 2 of the series focuses on the emerging concept of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) during the next five years. EA provides context for SOA, just as it does for other types of information technology solution architectures. SOA focuses on constructing agile enterprises that align information technology with organizational processes, goals, and strategies, as well as helping to ensure the organization’s success in a constantly changing economic and political environment.
Journal of Enterprise Architecture