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Enterprise Architecture for Global Companies in a Digital IT Era

Adaptive Integrated Digital Architecture Framework (AIDAF)


  • Proposes an enterprise architecture framework for global companies in the digital IT era

  • Includes case studies on the framework’s implementation at a global healthcare company

  • Explains how to investigate solutions incorporated by architecture boards


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Yoshimasa Masuda, Murlikrishna Viswanathan
    Pages 1-16
  3. Yoshimasa Masuda, Murlikrishna Viswanathan
    Pages 17-59
  4. Yoshimasa Masuda, Murlikrishna Viswanathan
    Pages 89-98
  5. Yoshimasa Masuda, Murlikrishna Viswanathan
    Pages 99-116
  6. Yoshimasa Masuda, Murlikrishna Viswanathan
    Pages 117-127
  7. Yoshimasa Masuda, Murlikrishna Viswanathan
    Pages 129-142
  8. Yoshimasa Masuda, Murlikrishna Viswanathan
    Pages 143-146
  9. Yoshimasa Masuda, Murlikrishna Viswanathan
    Pages 147-151
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 153-158

About this book


This book investigates solutions incorporated by architecture boards in global enterprises to resolve issues and mitigate related architecture risks, while also proposing and implementing an adaptive integrated digital architecture framework (AIDAF) and related models and approaches/platforms, which can be applied in companies to promote IT strategies using cloud/mobile IT/digital IT.            

The book is divided into three main parts, the first of which (Chapters 1–2) addresses the background and motivation for AIDAF in connection with IT strategies for cloud/mobile IT/digital IT. The second part (Chapter 3) provides an overview of strategic enterprise architecture (EA) frameworks and related models in the era of digital IT, elaborates on the essential elements of EA frameworks in the era of cloud/mobile IT/digital IT, and advocates using AIDAF and related models for architecture assessment/risk management and knowledge management on digital platforms. In turn, the third part (Chapters 4–7) demonstrates the application and benefits of AIDAF and several related approaches/models, as shown in three case studies.

“I found this book to be a very nice contribution to the EA community of practice. I can recommend this book as a textbook for digital IT strategists/practitioners, EA practitioners, students in universities and graduate schools.” (From the Foreword by Scott A. Bernard)

“In this new age of the digital information society, it is necessary to advocate a new EA framework. This book provides state-of-the art knowledge and practices about EA frameworks beneficial for IT practitioners, IT strategists, CIO, IT architects, and even students. It serves as an introductory textbook for all who drive the information society in this era.”(From the Foreword by Jun Murai)   


Enterprise Architecture Digital Transformation IT Strategy Knowledge Management Digital Enterprise Architecture Enterprise Business Application Digital Platform IT infrastructure EA Frameworks Architecture Review AIDAF TOGAF Healthcare Company Pharmaceutical Company Global Enterprise Cloud Computing IoT Big data Mobile IT

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon University in AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Carnegie Mellon University in AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

About the authors

Yoshimasa Masuda has 14 years of experience in enterprise architecture covering technology, application and security in many industries. He received his PhD in system design and management from Keio University. After completing a BS degree in science and engineering at Keio University, he led many global projects at IBM Japan and engaged in international assignments (Turkey, China). After joining a global pharmaceutical company, he started the global enterprise architecture. He completed his executive education (MoT) at MIT in 2011, and subsequently joined Carnegie Mellon University Australia in an exchange program in 2017 and as a visiting researcher in 2018. His research interests include enterprise architecture, digital IT, digital healthcare, and IT management.  

Murli Viswanathan has been with Carnegie Mellon University Australia since 2007. As an associate professor, he lectures and manages projects in business intelligence/analytics, machine learning, enterprise architecture, JAVA, and information systems for managers. After receiving his PhD in computer science from Monash University, he was a distinguished visiting professor at Ministry for Information & Communication in South Korea and an assistant professor of computer science at University of Melbourne. He is a senior member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and Accenture subject matter expert for analytics. His primary research interests include machine learning for AI, ubiquitous healthcare, enterprise architecture and philosophy of mind. 

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