Simulating enterprise architecture models

Clark, Tony and Barn, Balbir and Oussena, Samia (2012) Simulating enterprise architecture models. Infosys Journal of Research, 10 (3). pp. 3-20.

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Business and ICT strategic alignment remains an ongoing challenge facing organizations as they react to changing requirements by adapting or introducing new technologies to existing infrastructure. Enterprise Architecture (EA) has increasingly become relevant to these demands and as a consequence numerous methods and frameworks for pursuing EA have emerged. However these approaches remain bloated, time-consuming and lacking in precision. This paper proposes a lightweight method for EA (LEAP) and introduces a language for representing EA components that lends itself to modelling as-is and to-be EA with a concrete aim to providing a simulation environment that delivers an unambiguous description of the required changes. The LEAP method and the language are illustrated with a detailed case study of business change currently being addressed by UK higher education institutions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Journal formerly SETLabs Briefings.
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Intelligent Environments Research Group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > SensoLab group
Item ID: 9562
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Depositing User: Tony Clark
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 11:00
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:25

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