Episode 10 — Short History of Enterprise Architecture (Part 1)

This is the first part in a short series on the history of enterprise architecture. In this episode, I describe the introduction of the computer into the enterprise, and along with it the birth of what would become enterprise architecture. 


Computers Changed History — An article by Book Your Data founder and CEO Gary Taylor.

How the Computer Changed the Office Forever BBC Article, published in 2013.

A Complete History of Computers: From the 1800s to Now An article by Mara Calvello, published in 2019.

50 years of business computing: 1978-2028 An article by Evan Koblentz, published in 2018.

Six Eras of IT: Observing Patterns in Technology and Platform Cycles An article by Zorawar Biri Singh, published in 2018.

A Concise History of EA Wikipedia Article.

COBOL Trends An article by AJ Salussolia, published in 2020.

The History of Enterprise Architecture: An Evidence-Based Review Paper by Svyatoslav Kotusev, published in 2016.

“Inventing Information Systems: The Systems Men and the Computer, 1950-1968, Business History Review, 2001. Paper by Thomas Haigh. I purchased the article from Cambridge University Press.