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Enterprise Technology Architecture (ETA)

Enterprise technology architecture (ETA) refers to the guidelines, rules, or standards an organization has for its IT infrastructure. Having an ETA means new software, hardware, or innovations are deployed in line with company guidelines. This helps all parts of IT systems work together. It also ensures nothing is added that doesn't work toward the company vision or goals. ETA drives what a company should buy or invest in as it expands its technology assets.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Enterprise Technology Architecture (ETA)

ETA helps SMBs maintain a cohesive approach to technology acquisition. SMBs may have a simple ETA that involves only communications, data management and storage, and systems management. For example, ETA may help SMBs determine what type of technology vendors they should buy from or if their corporate values match those of the shortlisted vendors.

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