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The area of enterprise analysis is in its formative stages. As the technology continues to mature and as industry evolves to later stages of learning with regard to managing data, the demand for greater levels of sophistication in enterprise ananlysis will increase. Enterprise-level dependencies will have to be identified and protected to provide for systems and data integration. Limited information systems resources will have to be effectively allocated. Short-term and long-term trade-offs will have to be made in determining the information system resource investment strategies. Holistic models of the business will be required to support the management planning and control apparatus. These issues will become more pressing over time and will precipitate substantial increases in the body of knowledge concerning enterprise analysis.
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