Enterprise Architecture and Service-Oriented Architecture Fad or Foundation? Part 4

Enterprise Architecture and Service-Oriented Architecture Fad or Foundation? Part 4

Integrating the software and wetware (the information and human components of the system) while maintaining and extending the existing IT investments of the organization.

Isn’t “maintaining and extending” the same as “preserve”?

Doesn’t the goal of preserving the investment blind us to the possibility that it should be abandonded?