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Controlling the Chaos by Robert Fox

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Chapter 6 The Technology Domain

Technology is the foundation upon which all of the rest of your infrastructure depends. The business depends on information, information depends on applications, and applications depend on technology. Poorly managed information domain functions will kill a company within a few years. Poorly managed application domain functions will kill a company within a few months. Poorly managed technology functions can kill a company within hours.

I’ve mentioned several times in this book the precedence of the architectural domains: Business, Information, Application, and then Technology. That makes it sound as if the architectural process should be managed as a traditional “waterfall” workflow, where each domain completes ...

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