TOGAF: Physical and Logical - Some Metamodel Musings

Published: 2017-02-20

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In this free TOGAF article, Roger Everden takes a look at the ‘physical’ and ‘logical’ definitions of computer science and the impact that they have on our understanding of enterprise architecture.

There are some words that we use in enterprise architecture that we’ve inherited from earlier generations... and they don’t always make as much sense as they should. "Logical" and "Physical" are two of these words.

Although we still use them, they come from an earlier period of computer science, information engineering and data modelling.

Do they still have a place in our vocabulary? How can we eliminate the confusion that they often cause? Read our article to find out to find out more...