Why Isn't Enterprise Architecture In The Big Time?

Ian Rowlands: Consider the supposed purpose of Enterprise Architecture (EA): 'The Enterprise Architect connects the IT Organization to business goals' (Van Meter 2008). Then consider the IT budget - anticipated by one respected research organization to hit something close to $1.5 trillion by 2010 (Morgan, 2007). Put those two facts together. Shouldn't Enterprise Architecture be the driving force of the IT function?

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