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The SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture
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A project of the Society for Information Management's Enterprise Architecture Working Group and edited by Leon A. Kappelman. The SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture provides insights from leading authorities on EA, including John Zachman, Larry DeBoever, George Paras, Jeanne Ross, and Randy Hite. The book supplies a solid understanding of key concepts for effectively leveraging EA to redesign business processes, integrate services, and become an Information Age enterprise. Beginning with a look at current theory and frameworks, the book discusses the practical application of enterprise architecture and includes a wealth of best practices, resources, and references. It contains the SIM survey of IT organizations' EA activities, which provides important metrics for evaluating progress and success.


  • Presents insight into enterprise architecture from pioneers in the field, including John Zachman
  • Provides IT managers with industry benchmarks on enterprise architecture and related IT capabilities
  • Includes case studies illustrating industry-leading practices, tools, and processes
  •  Examines the relationship between business processes and enterprise architecture
  • Discusses enterprise architecture ontologies, frameworks, and models
  • Explores the roles of information technology and IT professionals in organization

*All author royalties support the work of the not-for-profit SIM EA Working Group

What they are saying about the SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture:

"... a visionary yet practical guide to perhaps the most fundamentally important topic facing enterprises today. It is the best and most comprehensive book that I have seen on the critically important topic of Enterprise Architecture and its ability to transform a company."
- Ed Trainor, CIO & Senior Vice President, IS, Amtrak

"The best in the field bringing clarity to EA. You'll learn why its value for good-oriented, integrated systems is undeniable."
- Joe Tenczar, Sr. Director of Technology/CO, Hard Rock International

"A compelling book co-authored by the "who's who" in the EA space. It provides deep and thorough coverage of this critical discipline, and is an excellent source for real world, practical insight, and ideas."
- Michael Rapken, CIO and Executive Vice President, YRC Worldwide, Inc.

"... a powerful collection of research work all dealing with how to bring EA to your organization ... as the complexity of enterprises continues to increase the importance of having a strong competency in EA becomes paramount. This book offers many perspectives on the approach to formalizing the process of EA within your organization."
- Doug Watson, Vice President, CIO Americas, Bacardi

"... a valuable and comprehensive reference that every practitioner should own. The topics that are covered reflect the maturing of this discipline and its increased value to enabling public and private sector organizations to be more agile and competitive."
- Scott Bernard, PhD, Deputy CIO, Federal Railroad Administration/Editor, Journal of Enterprise Architecture

From the Foreword: "... a timely and important book."
- Jeanne Ross, Director and Principal Research Scientist, Center for IS Research, MIT Sloan School of Management

Product details:
ISBN: 978-4398-1113-9
ISBN 10: 143981113X
Catalog no: K10555
Publisher: CRC press
Language: English
Publication Date: October 13, 2009
Number of Pages: 330


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