NetCentric and Client/Server Computing: A Practical Guide
From Federal Express's package tracking Website, to Amazon.com, netcentric computing has been evolving, slowly-but-surely, one solution at a time, since the early 1990s. Over the past year or so, the trickle has grown into a torrent of netcentric innovations of wider and wider scope, developed in companies around the globe. Now, a new enterprise computing paradigm has sprung into being. Until now, there has been no comprehensive netcentric model, clearly defined netcentric system architecture, or established set of guiding principles to help you gear up for this next stage in the evolution of enterprise computing. written by the experts at Andersen Consulting, Netcentric and Client/Server Computing: A Practical Guide, offers you this and more.
Of course, a book can never take the place of experts who wrote it, but this revised, updated, and expanded edition of Andersen Consulting's noted guide is an important first step in acquiring the knowledge and skills you need to bring netcentric capabilities into your organization. You'll learn from 13 acknowledged world experts what netcentric computing is, how it works, and how you can use it to provide your organization with an unstoppable competitive edge.
Based upon their experiences with mission-critical netcentric implementations at 100 of the most successful business organizations on the planet, these experts explain how netcentric computing can help you enable new business capabilities. Using dozens of fascinating case examples, they show you how to seamlessly integrate computing, communications, and knowledge resources in order to forge solid links among your company's employees, units, customers, suppliers, and partners, regardless of time, location, device, or content. And, they provide priceless advice and guidance on how to exploit the endless array of possibilities provided by netcentric computing to develop exciting new customer services, identify new markets, cut costs, engineer internal processes for improved business performance, and more.
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The Evolution of Computing Frameworks and Architectures
Netcentric Computing and New Business Capabilities
Architecture Frameworks for ClientServer and Netcentric Computing
Netcentric Integration with Existing Systems 191
Interface Design 201
System Controls 211
Network Infrastructure Options for Netcentric Implementation 221
Management of Distributed Operations 231
Testing Implementation 241
Site Preparation and Installation 251
Project Management 261
Development Architecture 101
A Framework for Testing Netcentric Applications 111
Operations Architecture 121
Transition Frameworks for Netcentric Environments 131
Platform Architecture 141
A Framework for Netcentric Implementation 151
Design and Implementation of ClientServer and Netcentric Architectures 161
Overview of Data and Process Distribution 171
Finalizing the Distribution Strategy 181
Change Management 271
Netcentric Security 281
Knowledge Management 291
Collaborative Computing Solutions 301
Data Mining 311
Beyond Data Warehousing 321
Costs and Frameworks for Managing the ClientServer Environment 341
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