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Enterprise Architecture at American Express

Read the case "Enterprise Architecture at American Express" and answer the following questions;What are the key components of the architecture American Express has created? Discuss twp advantages and three disadvantages of standard enterprise architecture for American Express? How might they address the disadvantages?

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Case "Enterprise Architecture at American Express"
What are the key components of the architecture American Express has created?
The key components of the architecture American Express has created were the ability to more effectively do business utilizing new payment methods and mobile devices. This was done through technology road map, reference architecture road map and utility/capacity road map. The enterprise architecture team created road maps to understand the leadership, organizational structure and directions and processes to make sure American Express's Information Technology correlates with this changes in demand placed upon the use of new payment methods and mobile devices and their alignment with the organization's mission, goals, and objectives. This is the architecture governance.
In addition, it is important to understand the strategic intent of the company so that the business architecture helps to guide and ...

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This solution discusses questions found in the case, "Enterprise Architecture at American Express". It includes advantages and disadvantages of enterprise architecture for American Express and how to address disadvantages. APA formatted reference included.

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