Enterprise architecture consists of practices and principles that guide the government agency to apply its strategy by making the necessary changes to match between the goals and business procedures and the information technology (applications, data, technology infrastructure) that the agency use to achieve its vision. In general, the framework of enterprise architecture in the government agency is an integrated system of different components (managements, procedures, technology) interacting with one another to achieve common goals.
To invest in information technology based on performance and benchmarks for delivering e-government services by 2020.
Leading the transformation of government agencies towards e-government by improving the productivity and efficiency of information technology.
Benefits of Enterprise Architecture
Using the enterprise architecture and following its policies, principles, guidelines and methodologies as well as matching the IT projects in government agencies with the national initiatives will mainly contribute to:
- Enhance public sector’s performance efficiency.
- Provide government integrated services.
- Promote the investment in information technology and seek rationalization opportunities at the national level.
- Eliminate duplication in information technology projects (cost reduction).
The national enterprise architecture aims to achieve its vision through implementing the following:
- Developing standards and guidelines for services, applications, data, and technology.
- Identifying and promoting reusable services, applications and infrastructure.
- Facilitating the integration of the government main services.
- Matching the government agencies’ technology plans with the national initiatives.
- Building the capacity of the enterprise architecture in government agencies.
- Building performance index indicators for investment in IT.