The paper deals with Next Generation Enterprise Information Systems in the context of Enterprise
Engineering. The continuous alignment of business and IT in a rapidly changing environment is a grand
challenge for today’s enterprises. The ability to react timeously to continuous and unexpected change is
called agility and is an essential quality of the modern enterprise. Being agile has consequences for the
engineering of enterprises and enterprise information systems. In this paper a new paradigm for next
generation enterprise information systems is proposed, which shifts the development approach of
model-driven engineering to continuous alignment of business and IT for the agile enterprise. It is based
on a metamodelling approach, which supports both human-interpretable graphical enterprise
architecture and machine-interpretable enterprise ontologies. Furthermore, next generation enterprise
information systems are described, which embed modelling tools and algorithms for model analysis.
De Vries, Marne; Gerber, Aurona Jacoba; Van der Merwe, Alta J.(Taylor & Francis, 2013-11)
A significant challenge that faces IT management is that of aligning the IT infrastructure of an enterprise with its business goals and practices, also called business-IT alignment. A particular business-IT alignment ...
This thesis explores the potential to unify three emerging disciplines: enterprise engineering, enterprise architecture and enterprise ontology. The current fragmentation that exists in literature on enterprise alignment ...
Du Preez, Jaco; Van der Merwe, Alta; Matthee, Machdel C.(Springer, 2018)
Enterprise Architecture (EA) is an emerging field that focuses on the establishment of a conceptual blueprint that describes the structure and operation of an organization. The purpose is to enable the organization to ...