System Architecture Review


The System Architecture Review, or SAR, is a process that brings sponsors, administrators and technologists together to help ensure that technology solutions for the State of New Jersey are conceived, designed, developed, and deployed in an effective and efficient manner, to maximize the benefits and functionality of the technology and align IT investments with business needs at the Enterprise level, while minimizing its cost and risk. The SAR ensures compliance with existing standards and practices, controlled introduction of new technologies and services, and appropriate reuse of existing technology, to increase returns on investment and decrease total costs of ownership.

The SAR incorporates the following criteria:

Cybersecurity and privacy

Interagency interoperability

Data sharing and reuse

Opportunities for economies of scale

Impact on existing infrastructure

Resource prioritization

Disaster recovery and business continuity

SAR Resources

SAR Process Steps:

SAR Policy and Procedure

Number Description Date Published Last Reviewed
16-05-NJOIT System Architecture Review (SAR) Policy 2016/12/12 2016/12/12
16-05-P1-NJOIT System Architecture Review Procedure 2016/12/12 2016/12/12