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An Information Services Architecture Model Based on Data Processing Stages
January/February 2010 (vol. 12 no. 1)
pp. 46-50
Waleed Nema, Saudi Aramco
The author's simple model for an information services architecture is intended as a common frame of reference for both business and technical practitioners and groups various aspects of computing into four distinct layers based on data processing stages. These layers cover data life-cycle states from the time data is generated, stored, and analyzed, to when it's delivered and used. The model incorporates a link with typical enterprise architecture layers.

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2. J.A. Zachman, "A Framework for Information Systems Architecture," IBM Systems J., vol. 26, no. 3, 1987.

Index Terms:
enterprise information architecture, information services architecture, ODIS
Citation:
Waleed Nema, "An Information Services Architecture Model Based on Data Processing Stages," IT Professional, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 46-50, Jan.-Feb. 2010, doi:10.1109/MITP.2010.22
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