Identifying Common IT Architecture Tasks

Part of the IT Architecture For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Taking on an IT architecture project means dealing with myriad detailed tasks. No matter the nature of your IT architecture project, however, be sure to cover this abbreviated checklist of common, high-level tasks:

  • Eliminate resource silos: Getting rid of separate information resource silos through consolidation and centralization makes many other projects possible.

  • Identify data requirements: Determine the type of data your organization uses, its location and users, as well as any associated business requirements.

  • Identify and integrate existing resources: Identify resources currently in use and determine whether they should be integrated into the new architecture, replaced with an alternate solution, or retired.

  • Define technical standards: Define the rules and guidelines that your organization will use when making decisions regarding information technology.

  • Identify security requirements: Implementation can't start until the security requirements have been identified. Remember, information is an asset to be protected.

  • Justify changes: Ensure that changes provide value to your organization in some fashion.

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