EA Standards, Guidelines and Best Practices
Teams, Governance and Participation
EA forms and instructions
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.
The mission of Enterprise Architecture is to provide a process that sets common goals and coordinates the delivery of information technology services to state government that are responsible and cost effective. EA is built upon five Conceptual Principles.
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 principles.
EA is an on-going, iterative process that provides:
ITD’s online Work Management System (WMS) may be used to submit a “Generic” Service Request. Attach any associated forms, and select “Enterprise Architecture” as the Service Group.
If you are interested in actively participating in the EA process, please contact Jeff Quast, (701) 328-1993.
Login and password policy and procedures.
Policies and responsibilities for the installation and coordination of Active Directory in the state of North Dakota
Provides guidance for agencies to classify data by applying the proper minimum security controls.
Establishes a list of approved enterprise databases for new application development.
Establishes policies for EDMS captures systems.
Establishes policies to provide a secure, stable, and supported operating system on all Network Connected Devices (NCDs) within the Enterprise.
Provides guidance for equipment replacement that aids in keeping technology current throughout the enterprise.
Ensures that records will be provided to ensure business continuity and to meet business and regulatory requirements.
Establishes policies to provide a secure, stable, robust, cost effective infrastructure for the hosting of network based services.
The state has implemented a new Enterprise Architecture (EA) framework, previously referred to as EA 2.0. The new framework focuses on streamlined processes, faster response to agency needs and changing technologies, and increased agency participation.
The State of North Dakota scores high in the most recent biennial Digital States Survey.
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.
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.
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.
Monthly meeting of the Enterprise Technology Architecture team.
Monthly meeting of the Enterprise Security Architecture team.