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Data Model Patterns: A Metadata Map by David C. Hay

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LOCATIONS

Network—Any thing reticulated, or decussated, at equal distances, with interstices between the intersections.

SAMUEL JOHNSON [1755]

ABOUT LOCATIONS

The Locations column of the architecture framework is concerned with where the enterprise does business.

– The planner sees a simple set of enterprise locations, typically by city.

– The business owner sees a set of offices, factories, and warehouses that constitute the enterprise’s logistics network.

– The architect sees the roles played by each location in the processing of information and communications.

– The designer sees the potential distribution of hardware and software and the design of communications networks.

– The builder is concerned with the details of communications ...

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