The paper outlines enterprise wide information management as a means of business IT alignment. It is based on an enterprise architecture approach. The domains of architecture, the business -, applications -, and infrastructure architecture are sketched and three basic views on architecture are introduced. The component view describes the elements of architecture and their relationships. The communication view shows how the elements interact with one another. The distribution view describes how the elements are distributed in terms of location or organizational assignment. Key element of architecture design is to account for interdependencies among the building blocks of architecture. Blueprints are introduced as a means in planning the deployment of architecture on a large scale. Blueprints give a comprehensive view on the building blocks and how the interact. They show the effects of architecture design between business, application, and infrastructure architecture. The main stakeholders for information management and their respective usage of the design techniques are outlined.
Rohloff, Michael, "An Approach to Enterprise Wide Information Management" (2007). ACIS 2007 Proceedings. Paper 50.