Write a report with 2000 word count that would be presented to FinCorp’s CIO that would address the CIO concerns on the following: 1. The core concepts of data and information architecture and how the newly implemented EA is the best option for FinCorp. 2. In your report discuss how the news installed specialized software tool for enterprise architecture would support continuity plans in the context of EA 3. In your report discuss the role of audit and compliance standards in EA and how the newly implemented software tool would facilitate informed decision-making among business stakeholders in FinCorp. FinCorp is a mid-size financial company. A couple of years ago FinCorp decided to establish a fullfledged EA practice to accommodate with the growing problems around non-transparency of its IT investments and poor business and IT alignment in general. In order to boost its EA initiative, the company decided to purchase a specialized software tool for enterprise architecture. For this purpose, its IT leaders studied the available offerings on the EA tool market, contacted most promising vendors, organized meetings with vendor representatives and listened to their presentations. As a result,

Write a report with 2000 word count that would be presented to FinCorp’s CIO that would address
the CIO concerns on the following:
1. The core concepts of data and information architecture and how the newly implemented EA
is the best option for FinCorp.
2. In your report discuss how the news installed specialized software tool for enterprise
architecture would support continuity plans in the context of EA
3. In your report discuss the role of audit and compliance standards in EA and how the newly
implemented software tool would facilitate informed decision-making among business
stakeholders in FinCorp.
4. Discuss how the newly installed tool would contribute to achieving the original objectives of
the EA initiative to improve business and IT alignment.

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Assessment 5: Report 2
Due date: Week 9
Group/individual: Individual
Word count / Time provided: 2000 words
Weighting: 30%
Unit Learning Outcomes: ULO-2, ULO-5, ULO-6
Course Learning Outcomes: CLO-1, CLO-2, CLO-4, CLO-7, CLO-9
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Assessment Details:
In this assessment, students are required to write a report. The report covers the topics covered
ULO-2, ULO-5 and ULO-6 from week 1 to week 10 inclusive. The students need to study the lectures
slides and the chapters associated for the weekly lecture along with the tutorial material. The aim of
this report is to assess the students’ understanding of the key concepts of the topics explained from
week 1 to week 10. The report will be submitted to moodle.
Report 2
FinCorp is a mid-size financial company. A couple of years ago FinCorp decided to establish a fullfledged EA practice to accommodate with the growing problems around non-transparency of its IT
investments and poor business and IT alignment in general. In order to boost its EA initiative, the
company decided to purchase a specialized software tool for enterprise architecture. For this purpose,
its IT leaders studied the available offerings on the EA tool market, contacted most promising vendors,
organized meetings with vendor representatives and listened to their presentations. As a result,
FinCorp had selected and acquired a rather powerful and expensive tool for enterprise architecture
from a well-known vendor. Then, the company had installed and configured the tool, established a
central repository for storing architectural information and sent its architecture team to a special
training supplied by the tool vendor. After the training, architects had documented most areas of the
organizational IT landscape and associated business processes in the EA repository and started to
update this information to keep it current. Architects were also impressed with the modeling,
visualization and analytical capabilities offered by their new EA tool.
However, FinCorp’s CIO is pretty skeptical towards the chosen EA tool. He believes that the company
is only wasting money on the tool as it is essentially nothing more than a sophisticated repository of
current-state information. Furthermore, the tool is used by only 4-5 people in the entire organization
(all architects), does not facilitate informed decision-making among business stakeholders in any
sense and does not contribute to achieving the original objectives of the EA initiative to improve
business and IT alignment.
Write a report with 2000 word count that would be presented to FinCorp’s CIO that would address
the CIO concerns on the following:
1. The core concepts of data and information architecture and how the newly implemented EA
is the best option for FinCorp.
2. In your report discuss how the news installed specialized software tool for enterprise
architecture would support continuity plans in the context of EA
3. In your report discuss the role of audit and compliance standards in EA and how the newly
implemented software tool would facilitate informed decision-making among business
stakeholders in FinCorp.
4. Discuss how the newly installed tool would contribute to achieving the original objectives of
the EA initiative to improve business and IT alignment.
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What to Submit
Submit one DOC or DOCX file to the OLS course site online submission portal for this course.
Submit this file with Portfolio.
Please name this file as Your ID_Report2.DOC or Your ID_ Report2.DOCX.
Marking Criteria and Rubric: The assessment will be marked out of 100% and will be weighted 30%
of the total unit mark
Marking Criteria Not satisfactory
(0-49%) of the
criterion mark)
Satisfactory
(50-64%) of the
criterion mark
Good
(65-74%) of the
criterion mark
Very Good
(75-84%) of the
criterion mark
Excellent
(85-100%) of the
criterion mark
The core concepts of
data and information
architecture and how
the newly
implemented EA is
the best option for
FinCorp. (25 marks)
Not identifying the core
concepts of data and
information
architecture and how
the newly implemented
EA is the best option for
FinCorp, provided
solution is very weak
and poorly examine the
core concepts
the core concepts of
data and information
architecture are
identified very briefly,
but details missing,
briefly examine the EA
Most of the core
concepts of data and
information
architecture are
identified, provide good
solutions, examine the
EA but major points are
missing
All the core concepts of
data and information
architecture are
identified, provides very
good solutions,
examines the EA clearly
All the core concepts
are clearly identified,
provided excellent
solutions and EA very
clearly
Continuity plans in
the context of EA (20
marks )
Continuity plans in the
context of EA is not
identified properly,
some information
missing
Continuity plans in the
context of EA is
identified but details
missing.
Continuity plans in the
context of EA is
identified adequately,
discussion presented in
detail, briefly examine
the relation of EA
Shows sound
knowledge on
Continuity plans in the
context of EA
Shows full knowledge
on Continuity plans in
the context of EA
identification,
comparison presented
in detail, very
comprehensively
examine the relation of
EA
Role of audit and
compliance
standards in EA and
how the newly
implemented
software tool would
facilitate informed
decision-making
among business
stakeholders in
FinCorp.
(25 marks)
Role of audit and
compliance standards in
EA and how the newly
implemented software
tool would facilitate
informed decisionmaking among business
stakeholders in FinCorp.
are not identified and
discussed.
Role of audit and
compliance standards in
EA and how the newly
implemented software
tool would facilitate
informed decisionmaking among business
stakeholders in FinCorp
are identified properly,
but missing points
Role of audit and
compliance standards in
EA and how the newly
implemented software
tool would facilitate
informed decisionmaking among business
stakeholders in FinCorp
are properly discussed
and presented.
Comprehensive analysis
of Role of audit and
compliance standards in
EA and how the newly
implemented software
tool would facilitate
informed decisionmaking among business
stakeholders in FinCorp
and Provide correct
solutions with
explanation.
Comprehensive analysis
of situation Role of
audit and compliance
standards in EA and
how the newly
implemented software
tool would facilitate
informed decisionmaking among business
stakeholders in FinCorp
and Provide correct
solutions with excellent
explanation.
Discuss how the
newly installed tool
would contribute to
achieving the original
objectives of the EA
initiative to improve
business and IT
alignment. (25
marks)
Poorly discussion of the
newly installed tool
would contribute to
achieving the original
objectives of the EA
initiative to improve
business and IT
alignment
Good discussion of the
newly installed tool
would contribute to
achieving the original
objectives of the EA
initiative to improve
business and IT
alignment but with
missing details
Good discussion of the
newly installed tool
would contribute to
achieving the original
objectives of the EA
initiative to improve
business and IT
alignment
Excellent discussion of
the newly installed tool
would contribute to
achieving the original
objectives of the EA
initiative to improve
business and IT
alignment
Excellent discussion of
the newly installed tool
would contribute to
achieving the original
objectives of the EA
initiative to improve
business and IT
alignment and with
excellent explanations
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Report Presentation
Style and Writing
(5 marks)
Work generally does
not follow the required
professional report
format.
Many departures from
the required
professional report
format.
Report format is
generally consistent
throughout including
heading styles, fonts,
margins, white space,
etc.
Report format is at least
80% consistent
throughout including
heading styles, fonts,
margins, white space,
etc.
Report format is
consistent throughout
including heading
styles, fonts, margins,
white space, etc.