Writers' First Review Draft:    (2VBA)

Term    (2XTF)

Platform    (2XTG)

Origin/Source for Inclusion of the Term    (2XTH)

OMB Enterprise Architecture Assessment Framework Version 1.5    (2XTI)

OMB Context Definition    (2XTJ)

Reference/URL OMB Context Definition    (2XTK)

Business Definition    (2XTL)

A term that refers to generic groupings of like computers and their operating systems.    (2XTM)

Reference/URL for Business Definition    (2XTN)

Composite Definition developed from multiple sources by Steven C. Decker, Chief Architect, Healthcare Mission Area, Center for Enterprise Management, MITRE Corporation, sdecker@mitre.org, 703.983.7151, created July 20, 2005    (2XTO)

Technical Definition    (2XTP)

The underlying architecture of hardware and software configurations constituting the computing environment hosting specific services, components, and applications. In its simplest form, a platform constitutes a specific hardware/operating system combination. More complex platforms might include layered operating environments on top of a basic OS/hardware combination, such as a virtual machine, programming language runtime, or application server.    (2XTQ)

Reference/URL Technical Definition    (2XTR)

OMB Enterprise Architecture Assessment Framework Version 1.5    (2XTS)

Context Definition 1    (2XTT)

Reviewer Comment: In computing, a platform describes some sort of framework, either in hardware or software, which allows software to run. Typical platforms include a computer's architecture, operating system, or programming languages and their runtime libraries.    (2XTU)

Reference/URL Context Definition 1    (2XTV)

Reviewer Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platform_%28computing%29    (2XTW)

Context Definition 2    (2XTX)

Reference/URL for Context Definition 2    (2XTY)

Context Definition 3    (2XTZ)

Reference/URL for Context Definition 3    (2XU0)

See Also Related Terms    (2XU1)