Oct 01, 2008
Enterprise Architecture, the holistic view of an enterprise�s processes,
information and information technology assets as a vehicle for aligning
business and IT in a structured and therefore more efficient and sustainable
way, has attracted significant attention over the last two to three years.
Our experience and research shows that enterprise architecture hardly ever
fails because of inadequate content. The challenges usually arise around
how to link the enterprise architecture efforts into the overall enterprise
processes, and how to leverage them as assets used regularly by a variety
This paper is the first of two parts and describes how to embed an enterprise architecture function into an organization effectively. After an overview of Infosys� perspective on the subject, it introduces the governance dimensions of leadership, organization and investment governance. For each dimension, practices which have proven effective in the past are described.