architecte vs urbaniste

09:25 Aug 27, 2010
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology)
French term or phrase: architecte vs urbaniste
Hi everyone,

Context: a report on a company's information systems.

It is unfortunately a bullet (ie next to no context) of individuals concerned by one of the company's IS security directives.

"les architectes et urbanistes SI" (système d'information).

As I understand it, the first term is broader here, while the second is more detailed. I thought of translating it by the "information and system architects".

On the other hand, this may be a distinction that is made in French but not so much in English, encompassed by the term of "IS architect".

Any expert advice most appreciated!
Thanks in advance,

Summary of answers provided
4architect vs town planner
Oliver Walter
3IT architect vs IT landscape manager
B D Finch



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architect vs town planner

architecture and town planning are not quite the same, so you can say "architects and town planners"

Oliver Walter
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Asker: Thanks for taking the time to answer, but that is the wrong field. I am translating a document on information systems, ie. computers.

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IT architect vs IT landscape manager

Not my field, but this looks likely to me.

"IT Landscape Management can be defined as the understanding created by a transparent view across infrastructure, applications, business IT Landscape ..."

"The new IT landscape manager builds the interface between the four different processes and takes care of the synchronization between the processes. ..."

"Or can we say with absolute certainty that the IT architect is a role no IT organization should be without? Would you be delighted to have ..." -

Note added at 3 hrs (2010-08-27 13:00:10 GMT)

"Don't breathe on it: Architect spends 44 days creating world's biggest house of cards. By Mail Foreign Service ..."

Note added at 2 days2 hrs (2010-08-29 12:18:45 GMT)

In case you were wondering, the previous note was just something that Google turned up for "IT architect" and that I found amusing.

B D Finch
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Asker: Thanks so much for your input.

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