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I saw it in the title of a book.

My guess would be "on an enterprise level", is that correct or does it convey something more than that?

Edit: I can understand what an enterprise is, but why is it used with a definite article and in singular form? Why isn't the book called "Starting and Scaling DevOps in enterprises"? The book is definitely not written about a specific enterprise.

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An "enterprise" is generally a business or other endeavor, especially a money-making endeavor.

In technology, it takes on a specific meaning: the hardware, software, and practices associated with running the IT backbone of a business, especially a large business. This is in contrast to software and practices associated with home users.

edit: "in the enterprise" means in the enterprise environment. There is only one enterprise environment, though there may be many enterprises.

  • Added an edit to reflect on your answer. – user3738870 Sep 27 '18 at 19:01
  • Thank you for providing more information about the specific phrase. Can this kind of phrasing only be used with the word "enterprise" or in other cases too? – user3738870 Sep 27 '18 at 19:21
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    There are other cases too. The first example that come to mind is also IT related. Such as "working in the cloud," referring to a cloud environment, not a particular cloud. – farnsy Sep 27 '18 at 19:29
  • Yes, indeed. I have seen that example many times, but not the one in my question. Thanks again, I will remember this pattern. – user3738870 Sep 27 '18 at 19:32

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