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open architecture

Open system architecture Informatics An information system design that uses a network manager–a centralized electronic 'clearinghouse' to retrieve data and send it back to the requester. See Computer, Hospital information system, LAN.
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Closed architecture fully encloses the rack, or a group of racks.
style open architecture, in which a large array of third-party funds are sold; closed architecture, in which only proprietary products are sold; and a mixed system known as guided architecture, in which a limited number of outside funds is included on a product platform.
They limit IT managers' vendor options because of their proprietary closed architecture.
Furthermore, it is all based on a closed architecture system which prevents future growth.
The crucial distinction between open and closed architecture is virtually ignored.
Whether an ACO relies on an open or closed architecture, is hospital-centric or physician group-centric, USI's ACO Shield offers a meaningful solution for important risk issues impacting these healthcare organizations.
Another cornerstone of the SoftCOM architecture is NFV, which Huawei strives to leverage to break the closed architecture of traditional networks, shorten innovation cycles, reduce network O&M costs, and build an open ecosystem.
Several systems on the market have had a closed architecture," says Reaction Systems' Travioli, a proponent of so-called open architecture.
Sourcefire has plugged a hole in IPS-laden technologies, which often create an exorbitant number of security events and feature a closed architecture that forces users to accept default rules," said Charles Kolodgy, research vice president, IDC.
Past supply chain solutions were limiting due to their expense, closed architecture, lack of mobility, and inability to share information with trading partners.