Architectures in context: on the evolution of business, application software, and ICT platform architectures

  title={Architectures in context: on the evolution of business, application software, and ICT platform architectures},
  author={A. T. M. Aerts and Jan Goossenaerts and Dieter K. Hammer and Hans Wortmann},
  journal={Information & Management},
This paper distinguishes between the business domain, the application software domain, and the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) platform domain. It analyses historical developments in each of these three domains and shows that they experienced parallel development. The parallelism can be explained by mutual influence and alignment. Innovation in one domain may enable or drive developments in another. In order to be able to analyse alignment patterns, the notions of business… CONTINUE READING


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