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The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture: A Systems-Based Approach for Unlocking Business Insight by Martin Oberhofer, Eberhard Hechler, Mario Godinez, Klaus Koenig, Michael Schroeck, Steve Lockwood

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Chapter 2. Introducing Enterprise Information Architecture

Chapter 1 elaborates on the information-intense business challenges of the next years to come, and it describes the business value context of tomorrow’s intelligent enterprise. This chapter defines the terms Information Architecture and Enterprise Information Architecture (EIA). It positions EIA in the context of Enterprise Architecture. We define the term Reference Architecture. Understanding the concept of a Reference Architecture and its typical description with its various work products, views, and aspects is vital to be able to follow this book.

We discuss how the concept of a Reference Architecture is applied to the Information domain in order to arrive at the most important term ...

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