Experts from Andersen Consulting show you how to combine computing, communications, and knowledge to deliver a uniquely new-and entirely indispensable-competitive advantage.
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Your company's ability to sustain a competitive advantage is in jeopardy. Your competitors can imitate and improve faster than ever. You need to find ways to help your company discover and deliver and astounding solution, control its costs, and move on the next astounding solution.
Web-based computing is the vital technology enabler for today's most important business opportunities, like E-Commerce. It is also the flexible foundation for future solutions. However, because of the complexities and difficulties it represents, it can be critical hurdle for IT shops and for an entire business.
Enterprise Systems Architecture: Building Client/Server and Web-Based Systems is your guide through these complexities as you integrate your technology capabilities with your strategy, people, and processes to deliver astounding solutions. It
Introduces you to basic principles and concepts, provides an overview of state-of-the-art in client/server and Web-based computing models, and develops a solid business case for implementation.
Acquaints you with various technologies involved and describes a comprehensive network computing architecture.
Details crucial analysis, design, and implementation issues, including design specifics for architectures, applications, and network; rollout strategies; and ongoing management of distributed operations.
Explores emerging technologies and their likely impact on the future of netcentric computing.
Here you'll find detailed information on the architectures and frameworks for network-based computing … strategies for designing and implementing solutions … strategies and methods for security. It also provides a full framework for testing applications, and in-depth discussion of transition frameworks for these environments, detailed costs and frameworks for managing the client/server environment, and much more.
Table of Contents
Section I Overview of Netcentric Computing Solutions
I-1 Netcentric: The Evolution of Computing, Frameworks, and Architectures
I-2 Netcentric Computing and New Business Capabilities
Section II Architectures and Frameworks for Netcentric Computing
II-1 Architecture Frameworks for Client/Server and Netcentric Computing
II-2 Presentation Services
II-3 Information Services
II-4 Communications Architectures
II-5 Transaction Services
II-6 Environment Services
II-7 Base Services
II-8 Development Architecture
II-9 A Framework for Testing Netcentric Applications
II-10 Operations Architecture
II-11 Transition Frameworks for Netcentric Environments
II-12 Platform Architecture
Section III Designing and Implementing Netcentric Solutions
III-1 A Framework for Netcentric Implementation
III-2 Design and Implementation of Client/Server and Netcentric Architectures
III-3 Overview of Data and Process Distribution
III-4 Finalizing the Distribution Strategy
III-5 Netcentric Integration with Existing Systems
III-6 Interface Design
III-7 System Controls
III-8 Network Infrastructure Options for Netcentric Implementation
III-9 Management of Distributed Operations
III-10 Testing Implementation
III-11 Site Preparation and Installation
III-12 Project Management
III-13 Change Management
Section IV Special Topics
IV-1 Netcentric Security
IV-2 Knowledge Management
IV-3 Collaborative Computing Solutions
IV-4 Data Mining
IV-5 The Information Delivery Facility: Beyond Data Warehousing
IV-7 Costs and Frameworks for Managing the Client/Server Environment
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