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Textbook Problem

This chapter describes guidelines that an analyst can use when considering a system architecture. In your view, are all the items of equal weight and importance, or should some be ranked higher? Justify your position.

Program Plan Intro

The points mentioned in the guidelines system architecture can use when considering system architecture, provided in the books are equally important or can be ranked.

Program Explanation

Before making decision regarding system architecture the designer must consider the following points:

Culture of the organization: Analyst must consider the culture of the organization before making decision regarding system architecture. Sometimes it may seem like two organization are into same business process but there are huge differences depending on the culture of the company and their operating division. Therefore, it is necessary for the architecture to understand the culture of the organization such as understanding day to day business functions, communicate with users of the system and understand operation feasibility.

Enterprise resource planning: Most of the organization use ERP software these days and it is important for the analyst to understand the compatibility of the ERP which is used to the proposed system.

Final and initial cost of ownership: While considering system architecture the designer must consider the initial and final cost of ownership i.e. the cost which will be incurred for implementation of system to the organization. It should be taken care that initial cost is less and there is minimum difference between the initial and final cost.

Scalability: Another important thing to consider is the scalability of the system architecture...

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