Planning for Enterprise Realignment
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Defining the enterprise
Information technology (IT) is everywhere in the business world, and you’d be hard pressed to find a business larger than a sole proprietorship that does not utilize some type of IT. When an IT decision is made, its effect can be felt throughout the organization. Poor decisions, such as those made without consideration of the impact on other elements of the enterprise, can create both immediate and long-term problems.
In this book you focus on enterprise architecture strategies and mechanisms that support both immediate and long-term (three to five years) planning. These strategies are used successfully in all types of enterprises, including small to mid-sized offices, educational institutions, and global commercial enterprises.
Defining an Enterprise