Information Technology Architect

What Does Information Technology Architect Mean?

An IT architect is an individual that architects and designs information technology solutions and services for organizations. They posses a strong business and IT background to architect software, hardware, network or any IT solution that gives the best results to the business.

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An IT architect is also known as an enterprise architect.

Techopedia Explains Information Technology Architect

An IT architect primarily posses technical skills in planning, architecting and implementing enterprise-class IT solutions and services. They usually develop IT architectures using methodical diagrams that define the specifications, business/IT models, implementation road map and other guidelines. An IT architect also ensures that the underlying IT architecture delivers the capabilities that address current and future business needs. Based on the requirements and/or environment, an IT architect can create:

  • Software architectures
  • Network architectures
  • Enterprise application/ IT architectures
  • Security architectures
  • Database architectures
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