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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The State of North Dakota scores high in the most recent biennial Digital States Survey.

Legacy Email Domain Retiring Posted: Nov 19, 2013News

The “…@state.nd.us” email domain is being retired on January 1, 2014 as a result of recent changes within Enterprise Architecture.

Changes to laws relating to SB2034, SB2033, and SB2021 went into effect on August 1, 2013. 

Remote Support OptionPosted: Jun 17, 2013News

ITD is currently working with the Department of Emergency Services (DES) to provide a Remote Control/Support solution for end users without NDGOV accounts or for those on external networks.


EA Application Architecture 2019-11-12 MeetingEvent occurs on: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 2:00pmEvent

Monthly meeting of the EA Application Architecture team.

SITAC 2019-11-06 MeetingEvent occurs on: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 3:30pmEvent


  • IT Unification
  • CyberSecurity
  • IT Contracts
  • Large Project Oversight
EA Security Architecture 2019-11-05 MeetingEvent occurs on: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 2:00pmEvent

Monthly meeting of the Enterprise Security Architecture team.

ITCC 2019-10-09 MeetingEvent occurs on: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 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 Technology Architecture 2019-10-03 MeetingEvent occurs on: Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 2:00pmEvent

Monthly meeting of the Enterprise Technology Architecture team.