Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture (EA) supports a coordinated approach to strategic IT decision making by providing an integrated view of IT priorities and investments that will help the state optimize service delivery. 

Why Enterprise Architecture?

For state government to be as responsive and cost effective as possible, it is essential to have a clear view of enterprise goals and how to achieve them. EA offers a model that connects business objectives to IT strategy, and creates a formal communication structure to support the attainment of a common vision.

Through EA, state agencies guide the future direction of information technology. The success of this highly collaborative process depends on the commitment of the participants to its goals and guiding IT principles.

EA is an on-going, iterative process that ensures better coordination, within and between agencies, to:

  • Deliver robust and cohesive services
  • Maintain security and privacy
  • Maximize efficiencies through sharing lessons learned, procurement vehicles, and investments
  • Increase interoperability and alignment of data and technology
  • Provide a strategic approach to IT lifecycle management
  • Establish a common vision of the future shared by stakeholders in business and information technology
  • Form guidance in the selection, creation and implementation of solutions driven by business requirements
  • Control growing complexities of technology by setting enterprise-wide standards for information technology

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News

The February 10th, 2016, Information Technology Coordinators Council (ITCC) meeting recap is now available.

The January 13th, 2016, Information Technology Coordinators Council (ITCC) meeting recap is now available.

The December 9th, 2015, Information Technology Coordinators Council (ITCC) meeting recap is now available.

The October 14th, 2015, Information Technology Coordinators Council (ITCC) meeting recap is now available.

On September 28th, Governor Jack Dalrymple announced he is forming a Cybersecurity Task Force to help address the rapidly evolving and expanding cyber threats facing the nation and the potential impact on North Dakota’s state government.

Events

EA Technology Architecture 2020-04-09 MeetingEvent occurs on: Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 10:00amEvent

Monthly meeting of the Enterprise Technology Architecture team.

EA Security Architecture 2020-04-07 MeetingEvent occurs on: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 2:00pmEvent

Monthly meeting of the Enterprise Security Architecture team.

ITCC 2020-03-11 MeetingEvent occurs on: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 1:00pmEvent

The IT Coordinators Council (ITCC) is a subset of all Agency IT Coordinators that advises ITD on enterprise strategies, standards, and services. This is the monthly ITCC meeting.

EA Application and Data Architecture 2020-03-10 MeetingEvent occurs on: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 2:00pmEvent

Monthly meeting of the EA Application Architecture and EA Data Architecture teams.

EA Technology Architecture 2020-03-05 MeetingEvent occurs on: Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 2:00pmEvent

Monthly meeting of the Enterprise Technology Architecture team.