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List of Issues – An Example

                 The lead investors of the three companies began merger talks after they noticed that lower-cost
                 competitors were entering their markets, that there were new opportunities in high-growth
                 regions, and that each company required significant new IT investments to remain competitive.
                 They realized that only a larger, combined company could simultaneously control its costs,
                 maintain its customer satisfaction, invest in new technology, and take advantage of emerging
                 markets with high growth potential. The merger negotiations and regulatory approvals took 18
                 months, but two years ago the papers were signed and the merger was complete. The new
                 company offers all the insurance products of the three pre-merger companies, and intends to
                 frequently adjust its offerings in response to changing market conditions. Like its three
                 predecessors, ArchiSurance sells directly to customers via web, email, telephone, and postal mail
                 channels, and indirectly via intermediaries.

        An important technique that may be used at various stages of the enterprise architecture,
        principally the Architecture Vision and the Business Architecture phase.

                                             They are used to help identify and to understand business needs, and thereby to derive the
                                             business requirements that the architecture development has to address.

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