What is the difference between current and future views of EA components?
The current view of the EA is intended to show the IT resources that are presently active in the enterprise’s IT operating environment. This is also known as the as-is view of the EA. Depending on the amount of prior EA planning, these IT resources may or may not be aligned with the enterprise’s strategic goals and business services. If little EA planning has occurred, then a significant amount of duplication in function may be present. The future view of the EA documents the IT resources that will be active in the operating environment several years in the future. This is also known as the to-be view of the EA, as opposed to the as-is view that documents current IT resources.