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Framework for Information System Architecture
Reviews an article by J.A. Zackman, 'A Framework for Information Systems Architecture', which explains the conceptual and practical underpinnings of the framework for information system architecture.
# 153403 | 1,445 words | 2 sources | APA | 2013 | US

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This paper explains that the article by J.A. Zackman, 'A Framework for Information Systems Architecture', relates that a new ways of hypothesizing or designing architectural representations for information systems can be discovered by exploring systems in other fields unrelated to this architecture or engineering. Next, the author describes Zackman's work as a schema, which shows how two historical classifications that professionals have been using for many years, are related. The paper concludes that Zackman's rigorous and scientifically credible framework provides a structured format for defining an enterprise but does not present a methodology. Quotations are included.

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"He noted that having the framework will help the people involved in the project to design and utilize new and practical approaches that can be easily applied in producing various forms of architectural representations, as well as brainstorm on how to upgrade the application development process. According to him, in addition to understanding the rationale for choosing the development of one architectural representation over another, a framework for information system architecture can be very valuable in forming a harmonious alignment between the tools and the methodology used for building complex engineering structures.
"Much of the materials he discussed in this paper resonate with two key facts. First, when putting together a complex engineering product, the architects or building professionals produce various types of architectural representations to depict the perspectives of all key individuals who are involved in the project. These architectural representations include the bubble charts, architect's drawings, architect's plans, contractor's plans, shop plans, and the building or engineering structure itself. To provide a direct insight into architectural representations used for describing data, Zackman presented some illustrative diagrams and five different architectural perspectives - ballpark perspective, owner's perspective, designer's perspective, builder's perspective and out-of context perspective."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Zackman J.A., Inmon W.H., & Geiger, J.G.(1997): Data Stores, Data Warehousing and the Zachman Framework: Managing Enterprise Knowledge. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill
  • Zackman J.A.(1997): Concepts of Framework for Enterprise Architecture. Retrieved April 22, 2011 from

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"Framework for Information System Architecture" 29 May 2013. Web. 18 August. 2022. <>