Welcome to the I.T. Architects in Academia (ITANA) wiki.

ITANA is a professional organization of I.T. Architects (Enterprise Architects, Infrastructure Architects et al) who work in higher education. This group is focused on:

  • professional development
  • tools and tricks of the trade
  • forming working groups on topics of interest
  • producing common frameworks, diagrams, whitepapers
  • increasing the understanding about the role of architects in the enterprise and
  • providing support and outreach

You can see our charter here:ITANA Charter.  For more information about how to join ITANA, see our document here: How To Join ITANA.  IMPORTANT: Please Join the Educause CG to take part in the email discussions and to get the news and hear about upcoming events.

For editing access to this wiki space, see the Spaces Instructions 

Follow-on Activities: What's your idea? Add them to theFuture Activities page

Next Face 2 Face: EDUCAUSE Octoboer 2007 in Seattle

Calls, Agendas and Meeting Information

Next Call
Minutes from previous calls
Face2Face Meetings

Next Face 2 Face:  EDUCAUSE 2007 - October in Seattle.

Past Face 2 Face Meetings:

Face-to-face meeting at Columbia University in New York, NY on May 22nd, 2007.


Future Activities Planning

See the Future Activities page for laundry list of possible next steps.

Top of the list:


Taxonomy of Pain - what are the EA Pain Points and how different groups have addressed them.

Enterprise Architecture Facets

  • study of architecture implementations and maturity in various higher education
  • effectiveness of EA on the enterprise (see EA Facets)
  • Peer directory

Data Management issues and best practices

EDUCAUSE Presentation on Enterprise Architecture: What is it and why you should care

Organizational Activities

ITANA Charter
How To Join ITANA
Getting Started with the Shibboleth-enabled Wiki

Hot Topics
  • Architectural Principles in an academic environment
  • Mellon ESB Analysis - role, input?
  • Security Middleware - Sample RFPs, Case Studies of Vendor Solutions

Latest News and Changes


Other Web Sites




EDUCAUSE Constituent Group