Adaptive enterprise architecture process for global companies in a digital IT era

Yoshimasa Masuda, Alfred Zimmermann, Matt Bass, Osamu Nakamura, Seiko Shirasaka, Shuichiro Yamamoto

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Enterprise architecture (EA) is useful for promoting digital transformation in global companies and information societies. In this paper, the authors investigated and analyzed the process for digital transformation in global companies, together with related work in using and applying an enterprise architecture framework for the digital era named the adaptive integrated digital architecture framework (AIDAF). Moreover, they position the AIDAF framework for processing digital transformation in global companies. Based on this analysis, the authors propose and describe a new enterprise architecture process for promoting digital transformation in global companies. Furthermore, the authors propose an adaptive EA cycle-based architecture board framework on digital platforms, while verifying them with case studies in global companies. Finally, the authors clarify the challenges and critical success factors of the process and framework for digital transformation with architecture board reviews in the adaptive EA cycle to assist EA practitioners with its implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-43
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Enterprise Information Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Apr 1


  • Architecture Board
  • Cloud Computing
  • Digital IT
  • Digital Platforms
  • Digital Transformation
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Internet of Things

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management


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