1. A Systems-Architecture usually applies across a division or an entire organization.
2. A Systems-Architecture varies in its Level of detail depending on its maturity and what is required of it. Different organizational cultures will require different things. The main point is that a Systems-Architecture should be cost-effective.
3. The aims of a Systems-Architecture could include:
• imparting technical Strategy
• sharing best practices
• ensuring specific Standards are adhered to (for example, security)
• avoiding duplication of effort
• reducing Risk by promoting tried and trusted information
• encouraging recognition and use of Standard interfaces
• promoting reuse
• ensuring compatibility of data structures amongst Systems
• achieving economies of Scale through Standard platforms (especially for training, support and maintenance)
is a link with a great many opinions about the meaning of software Architecture. Nov 22 2007 tg
This Concept entered by Kay Dudman.