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Model-driven Architecture (MDA)

Model-driven architecture or MDA is an infrastructure concept created by the Object Management Group (OMG), a technology standards development organization. Its premise is to base the functionality of business apps or software on standards rather than technical details. The model of the business app should be the primary focus rather than the underlying technology that makes the model work. In theory, this means that the apps can constantly evolve regardless of the underpinning technological platforms.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Model-driven Architecture (MDA)

Small businesses that adopt MDA could experience greater flexibility and the ability to move beyond specific platforms or operating systems with ease. Specifically, code for apps and software remains stable despite infrastructure changes. This can increase ROI over the life of the software by reducing the cost of software and hardware upgrades.

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