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Capturing the Organization Organism: An Outside-In Approach to Enterprise Architecture by John Alexander

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CHAPTER 7

Non-Obvious Cases

Throughout this book we have discussed organizations, and the examples given have largely been commercial organizations. The new enterprise architecture applies to other types of organizations as well as commercial ones. However, it may not be obvious how it applies to some of these other types of organizations. In this chapter we will discuss and give some examples of these “non-obvious” cases.

In Chapter 2 we compared organizations to organisms. Both need to operate within their chosen environment, with the help of their internal organs for organisms, and their IT infrastructure for organizations. We also examined data, staying at the subject area level, which the IT portfolio of applications use, dividing those ...

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