1. Approach

The adopted strategy for developing the agile virtual enterprise support environment follows a holistic approach. Through a detailed analysis of the project objectives we can identify three main interacting pillars for the technical approach: (i) Organizational structures, (ii) Technological platform, (iii) Governance models. As also identified in the FInES roadmap, an Enterprise System, and thus an enterprise network, is a complex socio-technical system and thus GloNet addresses technology development at the same time that socio-organizational aspects are also considered.
The following figure illustrates the key concepts involved in GloNet and main relationships among these concepts. These key concepts are the services, which are offered in the cloud context: