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The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)

What is TOGAF? 

Started in 1995, the Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is an enterprise architecture framework based primarily on a US Department of Defense framework. The Open Group has around 600 members, including Amazon, Microsoft, and Nissan Motors. TOGAF typically describes the building blocks and tools needed for four main enterprise pillars: Business, Application, Data, and Technology. 

Why Does it Matter? 

TOGAF is the most-used architecture framework in recent years, trusted by companies like IBM and Intel. According to the Open Group site, the latest version of TOGAF “enables organizations to operate in an efficient and effective way across a broad range of use-cases, including agile enterprises and Digital Transformation.” For companies seeking a high-level approach to planning, implementing, and managing information technology, TOGAF is widely recognized and can help formulate key business processes.