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Solution architecture may incorporate non-software related concepts and processes, thus defining the role of solution architect broader than role of software architect and requiring bigger set of skills (e.g. when some process should be implemented without software via manual labor, you‘ll need certain understanding of human psychology to evaluate its efficiency). As a solution architect you solve a business problem, using software as necessary. As software architect you focus only on those business problems, which require software. That’s the difference, as it should be (but quite often it’s just one or another marketing tag, as you correctly suggest).



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