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Reference Architecture Principles

Published: 24 July 2010

ID: G00205728

Analyst(s): Drue Reeves , Lyn Robison , Paul DeBeasi , Anne Thomas , Guy Creese , Bob Blakley, Eric Maiwald, Chris Howard


An organization's architecture principles provide guidance from senior information technology (IT) management for technology infrastructure planning and decision making. Principles also represent the foundation for decision points and templates.

Table Of Contents


  • Reference Architecture Principles
    • Principles: The Foundation for Developing an IT Architecture
    • Principles Framework
    • Principles Construction
    • Management Principles
    • Vendor Principles
    • User Principles

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