January 21, 2009 – A new Forrester Research study finds that while information architecture is a cornerstone of enterprise architecture, only 43 percent of the architects surveyed have not or have only begun to implement it. The report, “Topic Overview: Information Architecture,” indicates that for the majority of established IA programs, expected value has yet to be realized.

Information architecture is a foundational framework providing a structured description of an enterprise's information assets, including structured data and unstructured or semistructured content, and the relationship of those assets to business processes, business management and IT systems. According to Forrester, enterprises that are positioned to exploit these capabilities can gain business value from their information assets.

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