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FEAC™ Certified Enterprise Architect CEA Study Guide by Beryl Bellman, Ann Reedy, Prakash Rao

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3.7 Services Viewpoint

The world is changing at an ever-faster rate. Traditional methods of architecting both business functions and software functionality cannot keep up with the pace of this rapid rate of change.

In the area of business functions, vertically integrated enterprises that develop their own business functions are often outpaced by nimbler competitors who offload the functions to service providers and concentrate on managing the interfaces with these service suppliers. Enterprises are increasingly focused on their “core competencies” and offload mission support functions to business partners whose own core competency is providing that function. These offloaded business functions are deemed services, although any packaged business ...

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