Chapter 36. Centralization Recommendations

In this chapter we take a number of IT responsibilities and make general recommendations about using centralized or decentralized structures for each. The examples will focus on areas related to architecture, security, infrastructure, IT support, and other services.

36.1 Architecture

For site architecture we recommend the strictly centralized service model. Site architecture involves determining how services should be deployed within a company, how various systems should interact with each other, how the network and datacenters should be designed, and so on.

With the centralized approach the company has a unified architecture, and all services are built the same way in all regions and all divisions ...

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