Enterprise Architecture A to Z: Frameworks, Business Process Modeling, SOA, and Infrastructure Technology

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CRC Press, Jun 19, 2008 - Business & Economics - 504 pages
Driven by the need and desire to reduce costs, organizations are faced with a set of decisions that require analytical scrutiny. Enterprise Architecture A to Z: Frameworks, Business Process Modeling, SOA, and Infrastructure Technology examines cost-saving trends in architecture planning, administration, and management.

To establish a framework for discussion, this book begins by evaluating the role of Enterprise Architecture Planning and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) modeling. It provides an extensive review of the most widely deployed architecture framework models. In particular, the book discusses The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and the Zachman Architectural Framework (ZAF) in detail, as well as formal architecture standards and all four layers of these models: the business architecture, the information architecture, the solution architecture, and the technology architecture.

The first part of the text focuses on the upper layers of the architecture framework, while the second part focuses on the technology architecture. In this second section, the author presents an assessment of storage technologies and networking and addresses regulatory and security issues. Additional coverage includes high-speed communication mechanisms such as Ethernet, WAN and Internet communication technologies, broadband communications, and chargeback models.

Daniel Minoli has written a number of columns and books on the high-tech industry and has many years of technical hands-on and managerial experience at top financial companies and telecom/networking providers. He brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to these pages. By reviewing the strategies in this book, CIOs, CTOs, and senior managers are empowered by a set of progressive approaches to designing state-of-the-art IT data centers.


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Enterprise Architecture and Technology Trends
Chapter 2 Enterprise Architecture Goals Roles and Mechanisms
Chapter 3 The Open Group Architectural Framework
Chapter 4 The Zachman Architectural Framework
Chapter 5 Official Enterprise Architecture Standards
Chapter 6 Enterprise Architecture Tools
Chapter 7 Business Process Modeling
Chapter 8 Architecture Fulfillment via ServiceOriented Architecture Modeling
Chapter 10 Evolving MANWAN Technologies
Chapter 11 Networking in SOA Environments
Chapter 12 ServerStorage Virtualization and Grid Computing for Commercial Enterprise Environments
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Chapter 9 Evolving SAN GbE10GbE and Metro Ethernet Technologies

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About the author (2008)

Daniel Minoli has been a network consultant to Teleport, DVI Communications, and Bellcore. recently played a key role in the foundation of two networking companies: Global Nautical Networks, a provider of mobile Internet and data services to marinas, and InfoPort Communications Group, an optical and Gigabit Ethernet metropolitan carrier. He has also taught at New York University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Carnegie-Mellon University, and Monmounth University. An author of best-selling books on telecommunications and data communications, he has written columns for ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld, and Network Computing. He is the author of Telecommunications Handbook, Second Edition, also published by Artech House.

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