Case Study: Problem 1
U.S. Sports Fanatics has several problems in accessing sales data effectively and in a timely fashion because of its very basic paper-based process, causing it to lose out to its competition. An information technology (IT) infrastructure evaluation has to be conducted and analyzed to evaluate the company nature of business and need for IT architecture, specifically for Sports Fanatics. Without fact-finding and statistics, the IT infrastructure will not help.
Organization and Project Selection
The first step will be to select US Sports Fanatics as the target for your Enterprise System Architecture Definition Document. This organization can be real or hypothetical and will be used as the basis for the course and should conform to the following guidelines:
• Project Outline
i. Provide a brief description of the organization (real or hypothetical) that will be used as the basis for the projects in the course.
ii. Include the company’s size, location(s), and other pertinent information.• Architecture Evaluation
i. Appraise the current major systems and architecture of the chosen organization.
ii. Provide an overview of the enterprise architecture that is suitable for a nontechnical audience.
• The overview must identify the key areas of the organization that can benefit from the application of an enterprise architecture analysis.
iii. Compare and contrast at least 2 architectural models that might be suitable for your selected organization.
iv. Select 1 of the architectural models reviewed in the previous step as the preferred model, and justify your selection.