Enterprise Architecture The alignment between Business Processes and Information Technologies is a major issue in most organizations, as it directly impacts on the organization's agility and flexibility to change according to business needs. We define enterprise architecture as the vision, principles, standards and roadmap that guide the selection, deployment, operation, and refreshment of technologies within an organization.
As organizations increasingly strive for high performance, chief information officers are turning to enterprise architecture to advance strategic objectives such as cost saving, operational efficiency and delivering IT-enabled business innovation.
Northfield Technology works with clients to help them use technology to achieve high performance. We believe that strategic investment in enterprise architecture, rather than reactive spending for the maintenance of existing, highly complicated and disparate IT systems, is one of the most vital investments for driving productivity and growth.
We focus on four general perspectives:
1.The business perspective describes how a business works. It includes broad business strategies along with plans for moving the organization from its current state to its planned future state.
2.The application perspective defines the enterprise's application portfolio and is application-centered.
3.The information perspective describes what the organization needs to know to run its business processes and operations. This includes data models, data management policies, and more.
4.The technology perspective lays out the hardware and software supporting the organization including server hardware, operating systems, virtual environments and the like.