The Enterprise Architecture (EA) strategy helps in bridging the gap between “what” Business Strategy and “How” IT Infrastructure to deliver more efficient and accessible IT structures. EA ensures that Business, Technology, Application and Data Architecture align with the business requirements. EA strategy finds opportunities where processes can be integrated or eliminated to improve efficiency, reliability and secure access to business information.
There are multiple popular frameworks that can support EA strategy which includes bot not limited to TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework), DODAF (Department of Defense Architecture Framework), FEAF (Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework), ZIFA (Zachman Enterprise Architecture Framework). EA framework streamlines the process of creating and maintaining architecture at different layers within the organization and thereby providing the benefits of its best practices and standards.