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Read the Case Study 6-1, Enterprise Architecture at American Express. Answer the following questions:
- What are the key components of the architecture American Express has created?
- Why was it important to standardize so much of the architecture? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a standard EA for American Express?
- Describe how the new architecture supports the goals and strategy of American Express.
- What types of future payment products and services should be anticipated and prepared for by the EA group? What is your vision of how payments might work?
- If you were advising the CIO of American Express, what would you suggest his group prepare for?
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