Information systems, as critical business process enablers, are increasingly being relied upon to provide answers instead of merely processing data. Internationally the reliance on technology alone to deliver benefits has been replaced with a deeper understanding of the complexities and interdependencies inherent to supporting the modern enterprise. The life cycle management of the information systems domain is replacing earlier attempts that focussed on isolated pieces of the whole and invariably led to the fragmentation of the enterprise.
The current presentation focuses on the universal laws governing information systems and presents the Zachman Framework as an eminently suitable analytical tool. The TOGAF ADM is presented as a robust implementation methodology, addressing the common criticism that the Zachman Framework is a mere theoretical abstraction with limited real world utility