Aligning IT and Business is the Key function of EA, thus becoming a corporate responsbility. Both Business unit and IT managers need to appreciate the value of EA as an integrative tool, although overstating the importance may turn out to be less frutiful.
The main aim of EA should be:
A)Addressing key business process, flows and IT aspects in tandem.
B)Effective Strategic Thinking & Planning
C)More Dynamic, Better Informed Executive Decision Making.
As long as EA improves business quality and efficiency, Organizations can afford to go any length in implememting this holistic framework.