For my two books, I have two audiences in mind:
- potential and current I/T architects, and
- those who would hire them
For the I/T architect I will provide them a way of integrating business, economics and law into computing system designs. I will teach them a little about legal theory, contract theory and transaction cost economics in a concrete way they can incorporate into their models. In the end, the I/T architecture will be in a better position to predict business impact than they have traditionally been.
For those who would hire the I/T architect, this will be a book recap a little business theory and the role of computer systems in relation to transaction economics. Nothing new here, but the twist will be to educate that employer on how to discuss these important business issues with the I/T architect in a way that is mutually understandable for the both of them. I will also introduce “I/T thinking” to the employer who hasn’t a clue. There is a great cultural divide between the “business” and “technology” worlds which I believe can be breached by thinking in terms of concepts every human can relate to, that is the ethics of architecture.