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Lesson 4 Issues and concerns
Objective Top-level concerns/issues addressable by e-Business architecture process.
Understand the top-level concerns and issues addressable by the e-Business architecture process.
For each perspective, a variety of issues and concerns must be addressed. Architecture provides the means to address the concerns and issues associated with e-Business. For both new enterprises and existing ones, these issues are complex and far-reaching, affecting not only the enterprise's immediate prospects, but its long-range viability in international markets.
The biggest challenge faced by the architect is in the assessment of the potential for success and return on investment. That potential is affected by performance and scalability and presents a deliberate balance of investment in the face of loss vs. risk of failure to perform. The value of partnerships and alliances must be balanced with an organization's taste for stability.
Below are some of the major issues an architecture in e-space will contend with.
The framework presented in this course will enable you to understand the factors that influence answers to these questions as you propose and develop solutions for your clients.