Achieving the ultimate enterprise architecture (EA) requires collaboration, cooperation and coordination among agency business stakeholders, systems developers, partners and technology infrastructure providers. EA contributes to this collegial environment through EA policies (EA 200), EA standards (EA 225) and EA reports containing guidelines, recommendations and best practices which address all components of commonwealth EA. The policies, standards and reports provide requisite guidance and technical direction for the Commonwealth towards achieving an envisioned and evolving to be EA.
Executive branch agencies shall comply with the direction provided by the EA when developing and implementing technology solutions and the corresponding IT infrastructure required in supporting the business needs of the Commonwealth.
It is the intent of EA to standardize and simplify the many technologies and products in use throughout the commonwealth which generally results in a reduction in the number of technologies and products used to develop and support production systems. To support the intent of EA, we will continue ongoing development and implementation of EA and related standards.
Please refer to the following documents for guidance and direction: