A Detailed Examination of the Enterprise Architecture Frameworks Being Implemented in Pakistan

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Hareem Qazi 1,* Zainab Javed 1 Sameen Majid 1 Waqas Mahmood 1

1. Department of Computer Science, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, Pakistan

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2019.09.05

Received: 29 May 2019 / Revised: 16 Jul. 2019 / Accepted: 14 Aug. 2019 / Published: 8 Sep. 2019

Index Terms

Enterprise Architecture Frameworks, Enterprise Architecture, TOGAF, Zachman, MODAF, FEAF, DoDAF


Managing the underlying structure of an enterprise is a daunting task. The business management and IT management alike have to deal with intricate layers of complexity that lies beneath the surface of the day-to-day operations of an enterprise. Without a proper Enterprise Architecture Framework, any organization regardless of size and magnitude of operations is bound to struggle in managing their business strategies. However, choosing a suitable Enterprise Architecture Framework is in itself a pretty hard endeavor that requires a deep dive into the terrifying maze of available Enterprise Architecture Frameworks and their respective characteristics. In this study, we compare the major Enterprise Architectu¬re Frameworks that are currently prevalent in Pakistan. Through a well-crafted questionnaire we conducted a survey and assessed what Enterprise Architecture Frameworks most of the industries in Pakistan are using and the enterprise’s level of satisfaction with the achieved results. By focusing on the trends of Enterprise Architecture Framework implementation in Pakistan we try to offer a unique perspective on the comparative studies of Enterprise Architecture Framework that are usually done on general basis.

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Hareem Qazi, Zainab Javed, Sameen Majid, Waqas Mahmood, "A Detailed Examination of the Enterprise Architecture Frameworks Being Implemented in Pakistan", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), Vol.11, No.9, pp. 44-53, 2019.DOI: 10.5815/ijmecs.2019.09.05


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