Enterprise Architecture is considered to be an efficient tool to overcome on managerial problems, especially those which come from information technology environment of the enterprise. One of the steps must to be taken to have an Enterprise Architecture is to select an appropriate Framework. Frameworks are the most important components in any Enterprise Architecture. Those are essentially needed to create an integrated Enterprise Architecture. There are many frameworks proposed for specific use in certain enterprises. However there are some more general frameworks which are applied in different situations. These general frameworks are FEAF, TEAF and C4ISR. In this paper some criteria to select a framework are introduced. These criteria are based on the context for Enterprise, Architecture and Framework. Although all of the examples here, include only these three frameworks, the provided criteria are applicable on other frameworks in the area of Enterprise Archietcure.
Fatolahi, Ali and Shams, Fereidoon, "Contextual Criteria to Select a Framework for Enterprise Architecture" (2003). ICEB 2003 Proceedings (Singapore). 42.