CIS421 Enterprise Architecture

Lead Faculty: Dr. Lu Zhang

Course Description

Explores the design, selection, implementation and management of enterprise IT solutions. The focus is on applications and infrastructure and their fit with the business. Students learn frameworks and strategies for infrastructure management, system administration, data/information architecture, content management, distributed computing, middleware, legacy system integration, system consolidation, software selection, total cost of ownership calculation, IT investment analysis, and emerging technologies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Utilize techniques for assessing and managing risk across the portfolio of the enterprise.
  • Evaluate and plan for the integration of emerging technologies.
  • Describe the benefits and risks of service oriented architecture.
  • Analyze the integration of enterprise systems with interorganizational partners such as suppliers, government, etc.