Zachman Framework

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Zachman was an IBM researcher who developed a framework that describes business and software architectures. On the vertical axis he describes levels of generality and specificity. On the horizontal axis he originally described three viewpoints, Data, Function and Network. He has since set up his own company and added three more viewpoints: People, Time, and Motivation. Many regard this as a definitive overview of a business architecture. In fact, it is not a business architecture, as such, but a description of the types of concepts that a business architecture might include and explain. For more information, check www.zifa.com

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