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Modeling Enterprise Architecture with TOGAF by Gilbert Raymond, Philippe Desfray

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Chapter 12

SOA, Processes, and Information

Abstract

Beyond the context of TOGAF, this chapter looks at three major themes of enterprise architecture and information systems: the SOA approach, business processes, and information.

The first theme concerns information system agility and reuse. Even though Service-Oriented Architecture is no longer perceived today as being the universal solution, it does provide a set of good practices that should be taken into account.

Mastering business processes is a key element in enterprise architecture, at the very heart of changes made within organizations. Identification, modeling, and governance also widely influence architecture work.

Information constitutes the raw material of operations carried out ...

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