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Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture, A by Elias K. Jo, Vikas Sharan, James Linn, Michael E. Stevens, Scott W. Ambler, James McGovern

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The Business Problem

Kello James, the CTO of Canaxia, has enlisted us to form a data architecture strategy that is closely aligned with his company's business objectives. Kello has asked the team to look at the following:

  • Use of current databases for data mining of customer and competitor information

  • Protocols used for EDI and XML-based Web services for integration with Canaxia's business partners

  • Providing a unified view of customer information to all points within the organization

  • Ensuring that the organization's data maintains integrity and is not exposed to misuse by hackers, business partners, or other parties

The organizational context (Figure 11-1) provides input into the data architecture and is the primary tool for the management and sharing ...

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