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Enterprise Architecture Framework for Windhoek Smart City Realisation

Enterprise Architecture Framework for Windhoek Smart City Realisation
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Author(s): Irja N. Shaanika (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 19
Source title: Empowering Businesses With Collaborative Enterprise Architecture Frameworks
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Tiko Iyamu (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8229-8.ch005

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Abstract

Many cities are adopting information and communication technologies (ICT) to add value to business process. This has led to the realisation of smart cities making them dependable on ICT. In Namibia, the focus is to transform Windhoek into a smart city. However, it is not easy as Windhoek continues to face many challenges, for example lack of collaboration among stakeholders. The challenges could be attributed by lack of approaches such as enterprise architecture (EA). As a management and design approach, EA provides a system view of all components and their relationship. In the absence of EA, realisation of Windhoek smart city will continue to be challenging, impeding the city from providing smart services. The study's aim was to develop EA framework for Windhoek smart city realisation. A qualitative case study approach was employed. Data was interpretively analysed to enable a deeper understating of the influencing factors. Based on the findings, a conceptual EA framework was developed. The framework aims to guide and govern Windhoek city transformation towards its smart objectives.

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