Case for an explicit co-ordination layer in modern business information systems architectures

B. C. Warboys, R. M. Greenwood, P. Kawalek

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Abstract

Modern business information systems need to support the co-ordination of people and existing software tools in addressing organizational goals. This must be done in an adaptable manner to cope with the inevitable changes of organizational goals, and in the ways of achieving them. An explicit co-ordination layer in a systems architecture embodies this notion of loose integration. It provides a component which models the current state of organizational processes, and manages the interaction between other components. This provides integration on an as-needed basis and encourages the co-evolution of the organization and its information systems. The potential of a co-ordination layer is illustrated through scenarios from the healthcare domain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-166
Number of pages6
JournalIEE Proceedings: Software
Volume146
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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