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China Summary Translation: The 12 Principles of Application Architecture for Digital Business and IoT

Published: 28 May 2015

ID: G00278114

Analyst(s): Yefim Natis , Roger Sheng


Digital business and the Internet of Things demand a new level of excellence in enterprise architecture principles and practices. Strategic application architects and other IT strategists must arm their organizations for business and technology innovation.

Table Of Contents



The 12 Principles of Application Architecture for Digital Business and IoT

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • No. 1: Start With Services
  • No. 2: Virtualize Your Application Services
  • No. 3: Control Service Access by Policy
  • No. 4: Adapt to the Blurred Application Boundaries
  • No. 5: Protect Data Integrity Through Privileged Data Services
  • No. 6: Think Cloud When Designing Back-End Application Services
  • No. 7: Think Mobile When Designing User-Facing Front-End Software
  • No. 8: Design Your Data Model With the CAP Theorem in Mind
  • No. 9: Use Separation of Concerns to Foster Agility, Efficiency and Resilience
  • No. 10: Use Event Processing in the Eventful World
  • No. 11: Automate Context Discovery
  • No. 12: Use In-Memory Data Grids and DBMS

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