Cost-Effective Strategies for Client/Server Systems

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Wiley, 1996 - Computers - 232 pages
This book is for the IT manager who is migrating to client/server or who would like to, but must first win the support of corporate management. Author Bernard H. Boar debunks the latest anti-client/server myths being propagated by the small number of gurus, pundits, and pedants he dubs the "Mainframe Preservation Society." Boar analyzes a broad range of IT reengineering issues—core competencies, internal economy, processes, human resource architecture, vendor relationships, IT architecture, and organizational structures. He clearly outlines client/server's myriad technical and strategic advantages for business organizations and offers tips for successfully presenting your recommendations to corporate management. He also provides far-reaching advice on a host of system design, planning, and implementation issues as he:
  • Helps you evaluate the feasibility of client/server computing in your organization
  • Shows how to maximize the value of moving to client/server computing
  • Develops a model for making the most cost-effective database placement and partitioning decisions
  • Provides a rigorous framework within which to plan, implement, and support a world-class client/server system
  • Supplies cost/benefit templates guaranteed to persuade the most skeptical mainframer
  • Describes a methodology for ongoing assessment of client/server's impact on your business

Cost-Effective Strategies for Client/Server Systems is must reading for IT managers, CIOs, systems planners and administrators, and all those involved with the planning, design, and implementation of business information technology.

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BERNARD H. BOAR is an IT business strategist with AT&T. He is a well–known speaker on IT planning issues and has spoken at such conferences as Software Development and DB EXPO. His books include Practical Steps for Aligning Information Technology with Business Strategies, The Art of Strategic Planning for Information Technology, and Implementing Client/Server Computing. Mr. Boar can be reached at:

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