Enterprise Architecture refers to the process by which organizations standardize and organize IT infrastructure to align with business goals. For University of Minnesota technologists, the business goals we align to are those of academic and support units in support of the University's mission:

  • Research and Discovery 
  • Teaching and Learning 
  • Outreach and Public Service 

The University's Enterprise Architecture program promotes mission-driven IT decisions that are grounded in a shared set of guiding principles.

UMN Enterprise Architecture Guiding Principles

UMN Enterprise Architecture Program

Our EA program fosters communication, transparency, and alignment across UMN IT units.

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Technology Portfolio

For IT professionals and decision-makers, the Technology Portfolio inventories technologies and IT services from across the University system, providing technical details, use guidance, and contact information. Sign in to access the Technology Portfolio.

Solutions Architects

Solutions architects can provide you with advice when you begin to explore using, developing or purchasing a technology solution. Request a consultation.

Technology Advisory Council

The Technology Advisory Council collaborates with Solutions Architects to help University of Minnesota faculty and staff navigate the process of choosing a technology solution. Made up of friendly, knowledgeable technology experts from across the University system. Learn more about the Technology Advisory Council and request a consultation.

Enterprise Architecture Ambassadors

IT influencers from across the University system are helping to raise awareness of our guiding principles and Enterprise Architecture practices. Interested in becoming an ambassador? Contact us at [email protected]

Enterprise Architecture Steering Committee

The EA Steering Committee provides oversight for the EA program. Contact us with questions.

Change Approval Board

The Change Approval Board (CAB) governs the Office of Information Technology (OIT) process for requesting, communicating, and implementing technology changes. Learn more about the Change Approval Board.