Despite the changing times and the big data oriented technologies that have followed, Enterprise information architecture is still an essential concept in the realm of data management. Poised to address what this concept looks like today, the article "Trends in Enterprise Information Architecture" from Dataversity does just that.
By looking at several examples of vendors offering software solutions and business strategies revolving around enterprise architecture, the article covers many trends. Big data and mobility seem to stand out at the forefront.
The article explains oil giant Shell's global approach to data architecture:
Shell’s Data Architecture Framework includes a strong dollop of governance, which is important given the regulatory requirements of their business. A data taxonomy includes items normally present in any Metadata repository, along with a focus on conforming to a maturity model. All this comes together in a company-wide Enterprise Data Catalogue, allowing for projects to be scoped and overlaps to be mitigated, which improves overall company efficiency.
When discussing a concept that covers such a comprehensive look at enterprise technology and structures, such as enterprise architecture, the obvious connection leads to enterprise infrastructure. Ensuring the skeletal basis is in place will invariably lead to greater connectivity in the enterprise.
Megan Feil, August 10, 2012