In this paper we view IT architecture as the structures presentin the entire information technology support used by an organization. We report on a detailed case study of an operational IT architecture process, in which we investigated the relationship between IT architecture and business context.We analyze this process in terms of a conceptual frame-work for IT architecture presented in earlier work. The major findings are that application architecture is designed by aligning applications to the business process structure; and that IT infrastructure architecture is designed by aligning it to technological trends rather than to business goals and problems. This paper reports about a single case study done in a series of case studies. We discuss the generalizability of the findings from this case study, and discuss topics for further research.
|Title of host publication||Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the CAiSE Forum 2004|
|Editors||J. Grabis, A. Persson, J. Stirna|
|Place of Publication||Riga, Latvia|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2004|
|Event||16th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2004 - Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia|
Duration: 7 Jun 2004 → 11 Jun 2004
Conference number: 16
|Conference||16th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2004|
|Period||7/06/04 → 11/06/04|
Wieringa, R. J., van Eck, P. A. T., & Blanken, H. M. (2004). Architecture Alignment in a Large Government Organization: A Case Study. In J. Grabis, A. Persson, & J. Stirna (Eds.), Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering: Proceedings of the CAiSE Forum 2004 (pp. 143-152). Riga, Latvia: Zaltkis ZB.