In an extended definition , the logical definition is elaborated on by various means, all of which are used to make the concept clearer in the reader’s mind. It’s up to you to determine which ones you use, and in what order, taking into account what it is you are defining, what you think your readers know already, whether you think they are simply unfamiliar with the concept, or have got it mixed up with other, somewhat similar concepts, and whether they are already disposed to see things as you see them, or will need convincing.
Today, an extended enterprise is driven not only by the need to share data, but also by IT consumerization , the blurring of lines between personal and work-related use of technology. Forrester Research Inc. uses the term quite broadly to define a business that functions rarely, if ever, as a self-contained workflow within the confines of an enterprise's infrastructure. Forrester proposes that IT decision-makers are shifting spending away from traditional infrastructure towards third-party suppliers that facilitate mobile collaboration, real-time customer analytics and cloud-enabled scaling. In the 1990s, Chrysler purposely set about to make their suppliers business partners. Forrester proposes that today's CIO will need to do the same.