Journal of Systems Integration, Vol 7, No 2 (2016)

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Interface-based enterprise and software architecture mapping

Aziz Ahmad Rais

Abstract


Information technology (IT) becomes more and more complex because of various technologies, methodologies, techniques and practices. Even though the goal of all technologies, methodologies, practices and techniques is to facilitate construction, to simplify, and to increase the reusability of information systems, in practice integrating all these becomes a challenge. This challenge can be met by creating more abstract levels in the information systems in question. Higher-level abstraction simplifies different views of complex problems, but at the same time it generates a knock-on issue regarding how actually to implement such an abstract-level view, and/or how to map it back to the lower levels of abstraction.
The goal of this article is to simplify the implementation of enterprise architecture and map it to software architecture using an interface-based analysis technique.
In order to achieve this goal, service-oriented architecture (SOA), which is composed of multiple concepts, will be used. The concepts are flexible, so they can be applied in enterprise architecture as well as in software architecture.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20470/jsi.v7i2.253

ISSN: 1804-2724

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