Designing Distributed and Cooperative Information Systems

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International Thomson Computer Press, 1997 - Computers - 548 pages
This book discusses one of the most difficult problems of modern information systems engineering. With many organizations downsizing or rightsizing, this book outlines the real benefits that can be obtained by the use of distributed cooperative information systems that are responsive to the end-user requirements of distributed business organizations.

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Contents

Case studies illustrating the issues in different
23
Part Two Data Communications
51
capacity and performance
72
reliability accuracy and security
97
layers and standards
124
LANs and WANs
152
Part Three Styles and Themes in Distributed and Cooperative
177
Transaction processing
215
Part Four A Design Methodology for Distributed and Cooperative
299
Aligning the information strategy to the business
321
Preparing a technical architecture plan
352
Network design
382
Designing shared data
416
Design within an individual system or subsystem
444
Outsourcing the design
470
Glossary of terms
484

Clientserver processing
234
Distributed and federal databases
257
Message passing
280
Bibliography
520
Index
529
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