The Framework for EA: Background, Description and Utility

John A. Zachman   

In the early ’80’s, there was little interest in the idea of Enterprise Reengineering or Enterprise Modeling and the use of formalisms and models was generally limited to some aspects of application development within the Information Systems community. The subject of architecture was acknowledged at that time, however, there was little definition to support the concept. This lack of definition precipitated the initial investigation that ultimately resulted in the Framework for Information Systems Architecture. Although from the outset, it was clear that it should have been referred to as a Framework for Enterprise Architecture, that enlarged perspective could only now begin to be generally understood as a result of the relatively recent and increased, worldwide focus on Enterprise engineering.

Published in 1996


Date added: 08/02/2018

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