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Software Fortresses: Modeling Enterprise Architectures by Janet Van Sickler, Roger Sessions

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Chapter 1. Introduction

If you are one of those people who ignore prefaces and start with the first chapter, not so fast! Go back and start with the preface. It contains important background information.

If you have read the preface and you are still reading, you are probably doing so because you believe that your software IT structure is a mess. If it weren't a mess, you would have no reason for learning about software fortresses. The primary goal of the software fortress model is to bring order to the IT mess.

I have some good news for you. Your IT structure is probably not as bad as you think. One of the benefits of the software fortress model is that you have probably been following it fairly closely all along. You just haven't been following ...

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