ITANA is focused on developing the skills, tools and a suite of resources to assist institutions with their enterprise, business and technical architectural needs. ITANA serves higher education while drawing from other architecture groups (The Open Group, Microsoft, etc.) and vendors as needed. ITANA also acts to help architects build their peer-group and find a mentor or become a mentor.
What does ITANA Stand for?
When ITANA was first formed in 2007, the focus was on IT Architecture in Academia (IT Architect iN Academia – ITANA). In 2012, we expanded the focus to include Enterprise Architects and Business Architects in Academia. We didn’t change the name to EBITANA because it is hard to say and the name ITANA was well known. So ITANA moved from standing for something to being just a name. I guess I should change the spelling to Itana now but I kind of like it all caps ITANA.
NOTE WELL: All ITANA activities are governed by the Internet2 Intellectual Property Framework. Participation in ITANA is separate and distinct from membership in Internet2 and EDUCAUSE. ITANA is not a marketing opportunity. We believe that if vendor products are well architected, they will be easier to sell to higher educations institutions. We do want participation from vendors and open discussions about their products’ architectures.