E IT architecture
An information technology architecture (ITA) plan has as its primary objective the establishment of the firm’s long-term technology infrastructure which will allow systems to be designed and implemented in an effective and efficient way. ITA seeks to avoid fragment at io n , redundancy and inco ns is t e ncy . I t defines components, formats, structure, and interfaces. The importance with which the ITA is regarded is often seen as a measure of the firm’s IT status, direction and strategy.