The EA Technology Architecture is built upon five EA Conceptual Principles and seven EA Principles for Technology:
Desktop decisions will be based on long-term business needs of the enterprise and agencies.
Decisions concerning desktops will address ROI with consideration to product life cycles, manageability, training, maintenance, product/vendor, viability/stability, supported applications, user requirements, and enterprise/agency needs.
Purchasing of desktops will incorporate Enterprise level pricing agreements where appropriate.
Management of desktops will use a "best practices" approach that encourages the sharing of knowledge across agencies with consideration to:
Priority will be given to open architecture products, realizing that current business practices and state of market may require use of industry standards.
Desktops will be selected and implemented with appropriate emphasis on fault-tolerance, stability, and recoverability to ensure the ongoing capability to support state agency applications.
Desktops will meet current security requirements set forth by the enterprise.
Enterprise Architecture (EA) interweaves business and IT together. It consists of the vision, principles, and standards that guide the purchases and deployment of technology within the enterprise.