What kind of hardware & software environment exists at company Foo and how do they handle similar challenges? How will organization Foo evolve over time? Few organizations publish their enterprise architecture specifications; after all, a refined purposeful architecture is a competitive asset. But some organizations publish such information. If you search for MS Word or PDF documents for keywords such as “Enterprise Architecture principles”, “enterprise standards”, “to-be EA”, you will find a few valuable resources. One example is an IT Standards document for the US state of Kentucky. The freshness of the resources will vary, but discovering and learning from other organizations is a good way to gain new perspective and judge your organization’s software and enterprise architecture approaches.Constantin K.