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FEAC™ Certified Enterprise Architect CEA Study Guide by Beryl Bellman, Ann Reedy, Prakash Rao

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1.2 Enterprise Architecture Concepts

This section of the book introduces fundamental concepts related to enterprise architecture. The purpose of this chapter is to lay the groundwork of terminology that is used throughout the book and to provide a grasp of the fundamentals of enterprise architecture.

Enterprise

An enterprise, informally, is a group of people engaged in purposeful activities with a common motive. This broad definition includes large corporations such as IBM and AT&T as well as small businesses, the executive branch of the United States government, and a small municipal agency. The enterprise test is that the motivation be common and that the activities be collaborative in support of the common purpose.

Why is an enterprise concept ...

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