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Building Enterprise Information Architectures: Reengineering Information Systems


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  • Provides the easy to use Zachman Framework to develop the business views of an architecture.
  • Discusses Plato's Classification Theory as used for information processing.
  • Data to Process Affinity helps segment the architecture into components.
  • Describes how DBMS, Data Dictionaries and Distributed Computing were intended to be used to control the architecture in companies.
  • Shows that Data Modelling based on classification theory needs to be used by business people to understand their information needs.


  • Copyright 1996
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 224
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-440256-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-440256-7

The manager's guide to building a business-oriented information systems architecture. KEY TOPICS: Written for IS and corporate management, CIOs, and consultants. Provides a practical, easy-to-use framework for developing and implementing an enterprise information architecture aligned with business requirements. Learn to eliminate redundancy, control costs, and deploy new technology in an orderly way.

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Table of Contents

 1. Historical Perspective.

 2. Gaining Support for an Enterprise Information Architecture.

 3. The Business Aproach to Enterprise Information Architecture Design.

 4. The Ballpark View of Process.

 5. The Ballpark View of Data.

 6. The Business Owner's View.

 7. Enterprise to Data Models.

 8. Warehousing Versus Operational Systems.

 9. Making It Happen.

10. Architecture Dependancies.

11. Architecture Investments.

12. What the Future May Hold.


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