Erickson Methodology for Enterprise Architecture Abstract
Even though automation technology has significantly enhanced enterprise productivity and quality, costly and unnecessary enterprise infrastructure problems have persisted. Advances in technology have not solved the fundamental, persistent enterprise infrastructure problems. Enterprise alignment, integration, flexibility, responsiveness, data quality and cost, business process fragmentation, gaps, redundancy, overlap, and inconsistency persist. Significant technological advances have masked these problems, and in many cases, created layers of unnecessary activity and costs that can, and should be, eliminated.