EntArch Practitioner Guides and Reference Architectures

no-ivory-towerYou can talk about enterprise architecture, and talk, and talk. Or you can get down in the trenches, roll up your sleeves, and take an active role in transforming the enterprise.

Even the world’s largest white board and an unlimited budget for dry erase markers isn’t going to turn that lumbering behemoth of an enterprise into the sleek, agile business powerhouse it must become. If you’re interested in moving enterprise architecture off of the white board and into action, you’ll want to check out IT Strategies from Oracle.

What is it, you ask? IT Strategies from Oracle is “an authorized library of guidelines and reference architectures.” Where the rubber meets the road, that library consists of 25 documents (and counting), representing more than 1200 pages of solid, real-world enterprise architecture insight, including practitioner guides and reference architectures. You get: 

  • Overview documents
  • Oracle Reference Architectures
  • Enterprise Technology Strategies for Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Enterprise Technology Strategies for Business Process Management

The best part? It’s all free to registered OTN members.

So step away from those markers and get busy: IT Strategies from Oracle


Transforming organizations using IT has long gone been obsolete. You see, there is a limit to what IT can do,at last people make things happen not machines. The key is to change the mindset of people especially leaders then, the technology will follow. Just my 2 cents

Posted by SEO Consultant on January 28, 2011 at 12:04 AM PST #

I have to disagree. While it's true that people make things happen, it's also true that a great deal of what is happening to transform organizations could not happen without IT. Consider the impact of social computing, not just on organizations, but on society and culture. IT is a tool. Like a hammer, IT can't do anything until someone picks it up and uses it. Is it possible to drive a nail into a piece of wood with your bare hands? Perhaps. But a hammer can make the job easier, faster, far less painful, and a lot less nauseating when it comes to cleaning up afterward. It's the combination of the right IT and the right people that can really effect transformation.

Posted by Bob Rhubart on January 28, 2011 at 12:22 AM PST #

I really enjoyed this post, especially the “examples in this post” portion which made it really easy for me to SEE what you were talking about without even having to leave the article. Thanks

Posted by Warner Grahan on April 23, 2011 at 04:04 AM PDT #

I am happy to find so many useful information here in the post, we need develop more strategies in this regard, thanks for sharing.

Posted by Voltrank Review on April 25, 2011 at 10:23 PM PDT #

I would argue effective enterprises are impossible without well developed enterprise architecture, which starts with the execs. While IT is an excellent tool to foster transformation, it is Entarch that allows an enterprise to have direction, momentum, and sustainability.

Posted by entarchexpert on December 17, 2013 at 03:07 PM PST #

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