To deliver effective EA, many users have to collaborate. It then becomes equally important to have proper "Visibility" to all users to avoid "reinventing of wheel". However at the same time it opens the doors for accidental modifications from inexperienced users creating inconsistency in the system. The after-effects are hard to imagine/foresee and sometimes unexpectedly destructive.
Now in this critical environment where "Visibility" and "Security" form two faces of the same coin, how do you manage effective delivery of EA? While there are many tools which allow creation of EA, IBM Rational System Architect (SA) comes bundled with answers to many more questions than just EA. While Rational System Architect gives you the platform and also forms the tool to design the EA, the Catalog Manager with its "Instance Level" and "Type Level" access Control capabilities complements, completes and addresses the key requirements of "Visibility" and "Security". There is more that catalog manager helps you with. Rational System Architect also offers a thin client known as System Architect XT (Extended Team) which helps sharing EA through browser. For an encyclopedia that contains EA artifacts to be made accessible by Rational System Architect XT, it must be an Enterprise encyclopedia controlled by Rational System Architect Catalog Manager.
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