CyberStrategies: How to Build an Internet-Based Information System

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Wiley, Nov 20, 1995 - Business & Economics - 286 pages
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CyberStrategies How to Build an Internet-Based Information System Michael L. Carroll Although most businesses recognize the necessity of installing Internet applications and information delivery mechanisms, it’s quite another challenge for them to integrate the Internet into their existing information system. CyberStrategies shows you how to reengineer your company’s system—maximizing its power, connectivity, and cost-effectiveness! It provides you with in-depth, comprehensive guidelines for designing a distributed system based on the Internet paradigm. Also included is a detailed analysis of the challenges and rewards of various Internet system features. Caroll’s extensive, hands-on experience as the chief architect for a Fortune 500 company’s corporate Internet clone, makes him uniquely qualified to guide you through the creation of a successful system that achieves the ultimate goal—satisfying the end-user. This book takes you step-by-step through the building process—from identifying your fundamental business goals and outlining a customized strategy, to implementing and maintaining a full-scale Internet-based information system. It contains all the information you need, so you won’t have to pay a consultation fee. CyberStrategies offers alternative, practical guidance on how to:
  • Harmonize your system requirements and business process reengineering goals
  • Conduct an inexpensive pilot project to explore and experiment with Internet technologies
  • Migrate legacy systems using available information and free resources
  • Apply sound system management principles to cure and prevent tool deficiencies, functionality limitations, and the "infoglut"
  • Empower your users with client/server architecture that frees data from incompatatible applications
  • Recognize current trends affecting the evolution of Internet technologies

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