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Introduction to Business Architecture by Chris Reynolds

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Chapter 7. The Business Entities View

Businesses manipulate many types of information in the process of their operations. As businesses become more focused on using information, it becomes more important to understand what information they will be manipulating. Business entities are the information “things” that get manipulated, stored, and acted upon by the business. Consider the following definition:

Entity: Something that has a real existence; thing: corporeal entities. (From Merriam-Webster Online: www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entity.)

Businesses need to manipulate things all the time. Understanding the definition of the things, as well as the relationships between them, is the core of the Business Entities view of the business architecture ...

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