This article aims to address the concept of information architecture as a way of visualising and describing the various information assets and the interaction of these assets within an enterprise.
The establishment of the information architecture is illustrated through a case study within a large conglomeration of companies requiring scaleable information architecture in order to address its information requirements. Executives who are considered influential in the overall management of the group were interviewed.
The requirements expressed during the interview process, as well as observations made during meetings and general discussions with the various role‐players within the enterprise, gave the project team the necessary confirmation of the information requirements of the enterprise.
As there is no direct integration between the underlying systems and networks, this had to be taken into consideration for the design of the information architecture.
The information architecture established in the enterprise forms the basis of support in delivering future information requirements for the enterprise.
van der Walt, P.W. and du Toit, A.S.A. (2007), "Developing a scaleable information architecture for an enterprise‐wide consolidated information management platform", Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 59 No. 1, pp. 80-96. https://doi.org/10.1108/00012530710725223
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