Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC2004) pages:1372-1379
ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC2004) location:Nicosia (Cyprus) date:14-17 March 2004
In realizing Business-to-Business integration, much communication among persons with different backgrounds is
needed. We affirm that Enterprise Architecture Descriptions are an important part of the necessary communication in information systems development and maintenance. This article is about categorizing the models that describe Business-to-Business integration (B2Bi) practices, and identifying the numerous ways B2Bi issues could and should be described. The framework we propose is based on lessons learnt from proven architecture description frameworks. The Zachman framework forms the basis of the Framework for the Architectural Description of the Extended Enterprise (the FADEE) presented in this paper. It changes the ommunication between CIO and CEO, what results in more involvement of the CIO in the strategy making process.