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Enterprise Architecture and New Generation Information Systems - Dimitris N. Chorafas

Enterprise Architecture and New Generation Information Systems

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9781574443172
Number Of Pages: 384

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Based on an extensive research project done by the author in the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Switzerland, Sweden, and Austria from December 1999 to June 2001, Enterprise Architecture and New Generation Information Systems focuses on four main themes:

  • Next Generation Information Technology
  • The Likely Technologies of this Decade
  • Enterprise Computing
  • The Internet as the 21st Century's Answer to Merchandising

    While the majority of books presently available on information systems are written from the viewpoint of system analysis, programming, or common applications, this text:

  • Brings to the reader's attention the importance of organization and infrastructure
  • Presents a wealth of case studies to explain the need for reengineering and restructuring
  • Details the latest advances which influence the implementation of advanced technology

    Written in a simple, comprehensive manner without specific prerequisites and data processing jargon, with concepts and case studies properly explained, this book addresses itself to practitioners in computer technology, telecommunications and software development, who are interested in acquiring skills through knowledge of the most advanced applications, tools, and methods, both present and coming. Enterprise Architecture and New Generation Information Systems will prove appealing to every person charged with planning, developing, applying, and delivering advanced information systems, architectural solutions, and programming products.
  • Next Generation Information Systems Technology
    Benefits and, Challenges Expected from an Enterprise Architecturep. 3
    Introductionp. 3
    The Market Rewards Companies That Have a Cogent Enterprise Strategyp. 5
    The Introduction of Opportunity Costs Changes the Rules of the Gamep. 8
    Reengineering Means Being Ready to Exploit Business Opportunitiesp. 11
    An Enterprise Architecture Must Care Particularly for the Customerp. 15
    Revamping Business Strategy after 10 Years of Technological Innovationp. 18
    Technology Costs Are Dropping, but Technology Risks Are Increasingp. 20
    Referencesp. 24
    Defining the Right Enterprise Architecture for the Companyp. 25
    Introductionp. 25
    The Difference between an Enterprise Architecture and a Systems Architecturep. 26
    Functions That the Systems Architecture Is Expected to Performp. 30
    Working within the Confines of an Architectured Solutionp. 33
    Benchmarking the Functionality Supported by the Enterprise Architecturep. 36
    The Conceptual Model Should Be Based on Open Architectural Principlesp. 39
    A Financial Services Architecture and Example of a Successful Implementationp. 42
    Referencesp. 44
    Technology and Organization Reposition the Company in a Competitive Marketp. 45
    Introductionp. 45
    The Aftermath of Moore's Law and the Law of the Photonp. 47
    Wealth Creation, Span of Attention, and Span of Controlp. 50
    Rethinking Information Technology along Lines of Cultural Changep. 55
    Policy Formation, Command and Control, and Infrastructural Basep. 58
    Technology Helps in Policy Formation and in Command and Controlp. 62
    Referencesp. 65
    Information Technology Strategies Established by Leading Organizationsp. 67
    Introductionp. 67
    Software Is the High Ground of an Enterprise Architecturep. 68
    Establishing and Maintaining a New Software Methodologyp. 72
    Search for Increased Effectiveness through Information Technologyp. 77
    Formulating Alternatives Is Prerequisite to Making the Best Choicep. 80
    Providing Sophisticated Services to the Professional Workerp. 83
    Lessons Learned from an Enterprise Architecture Design at National Manufacturingp. 85
    Referencesp. 88
    Revamping the Technological Infrastructure of a Modern Industrial Companyp. 91
    Introductionp. 91
    The Changing Nature of the Infrastructure as a Result of Technologyp. 92
    General Electric Recasts Its Infrastructure for Better Cost Controlp. 96
    An Enterprise Architecture for Alliances and Supply Chain Solutionsp. 99
    Flexibility and Ability to Lead through Innovative Applicationsp. 102
    Interactive Real-Time Visualization Is Part of the Enterprise Architecturep. 105
    Global Solutions Will Upset Many Current Notions about the Architecturep. 108
    Referencesp. 110
    Leading Edge and Bleeding Edge in Information Technology Projectp. 111
    Introductionp. 111
    A Project That Failed: Cutting Down the Paper Junglep. 112
    The Questionable Immediate Future: Breaking Even with the Pie in the Skyp. 116
    UMTS Licenses: The Bleeding Edge of a Telecommunications Architecturep. 120
    The Debacle of the Telecoms' 3G Mobile Will Impact Enterprise Solutionsp. 124
    The Extended Future: Nanoscale Engineering Projectsp. 127
    What Can Be Expected from Quantum Mechanics?p. 129
    Referencesp. 132
    Present Best Applications and Future Developments in Technology
    A Look into Future Breakthroughs: The Intelligent Environment Project at MITp. 135
    Introductionp. 135
    Background and Foreground Needed to Promote Imaginative New Departuresp. 136
    Major Components of the Oxygen Projectp. 139
    Goals of an Intelligent Environmentp. 143
    Nuts and Bolts of the Intelligent Roomp. 146
    Options Available in Man-Machine Interactionp. 148
    Integrating the Notion of Context by Nokiap. 152
    Referencesp. 155
    The Use of Intelligent Environments within an Enterprise Architecturep. 157
    Introductionp. 157
    Applying the Facilities of an Intelligent Environment in Bankingp. 158
    Command and Control of Larger Scale Financial Operationsp. 162
    Self-Health Care, Telemedicine, and Computational Bioimagingp. 166
    Developing and Implementing Perceptual User Interfacesp. 168
    Design Decisions Affecting the Governance of a Technological Solutionp. 170
    Boundary Conditions Characterizing Systems Defined by the Enterprise Architecturep. 173
    Referencesp. 176
    Location Independent Computing and the Role of Agentsp. 177
    Introductionp. 177
    A Phase Shift in Thinking Is Necessary to Benefit from Knowledge Engineeringp. 179
    Answering the Need for Agents in Nomadic Computingp. 182
    When Commercial Markets Are On-Line, the Determinant Role Is Played by Intelligent Artifactsp. 184
    Information Filtering by Knowledge Artifacts and the Concept of Federated Databasesp. 188
    A Methodology for Observing Time-Critical Constraints of Enterprise Architecturesp. 192
    Design Principles for Planning and Controlling Artifacts from the Laboratory for International Fuzzy Engineeringp. 196
    Referencesp. 198
    Enterprise Data Storage and Corporate Memory Facilityp. 199
    Introductionp. 199
    Evolving Notions That Underpin Enterprise Data Storagep. 200
    The Shift of Information Technology Spending to Databases and Their Managementp. 204
    Rapid Growth in Data Storage Calls for an Intelligent Enterprise Architecturep. 207
    What On-Line, ad Hoc Database Mining Can Provide to the Userp. 212
    The Role of a Corporate Memory Facility in Knowledge Managementp. 215
    Practical Example of CMF: a Project Repository by Xeroxp. 218
    Referencesp. 220
    Advanced Technology and Engineering Design Must Be on a Fast Trackp. 221
    Introductionp. 221
    The Pace from Theoretical Discovery to Practical Application Acceleratesp. 223
    The Pivotol Point of Concurrent Engineering Is Effective Communicationsp. 226
    Concurrent Engineering and the Performance of Design Reviewsp. 230
    The Use of Objects and Frameworks in Engineering and Manufacturingp. 233
    A Higher-Level Technology for an Interdisciplinary Teamp. 236
    Fast Time-to-Market Solutions for Greater Profitabilityp. 239
    Referencesp. 241
    Is the Internet the 21st Century's Answer to an Enterprise Architecture?
    The Information Economy and the Internetp. 245
    Introductionp. 245
    Internet Economy and Responsibilities of the Boardp. 247
    Companies Must Reinvent Themselves to Survive in the Internet Worldp. 250
    The Internet as a Communications Philosophy of the Next Decadep. 253
    Internet-Intrinsic Business Models and Necessary Sophisticated Supportsp. 256
    Technical Factors That Characterize the New Economyp. 260
    Classes of Players on the Internet and Benefits They Expect to Gainp. 263
    Referencesp. 266
    Internet Time and Supply Chain as Agents of Changep. 267
    Introductionp. 267
    Internet Time Is a Strategic Factor in Modern Businessp. 269
    Far-Reaching Policies Are Necessary to Benefit from Internet Timep. 273
    The Internet Supply Chain Favors the Prepared Companyp. 276
    Supply Chain and the Challenge of On-Line Paymentsp. 279
    Small Business, Internet Time, and Personal Accountabilityp. 282
    DoubleClick: an Example of What It Takes to Make an Internet Companyp. 285
    Referencesp. 288
    Working End-to-End With the Internetp. 289
    Introductionp. 289
    End-to-End Connectivity Motivates Companies to Be on the Internetp. 290
    The Internet as Enabler of and Catalyst for Better Information Technology Solutionsp. 295
    Contributions of the Internet to Infrastructure, Globalization, and Native Applicationsp. 299
    Open Networks, Lack of Centralization, and the Establishment of Standardsp. 303
    The New Economy Enlarges the Applications Domain of the Internetp. 306
    Wing-to-Wing: a View of Big Firms Capitalizing on the Internetp. 308
    Referencesp. 311
    Intranets, Extranets, Mobile Agents, and Efficient Off-the-Shelf Communications Solutionsp. 313
    Introductionp. 313
    A Bird's Eye View of What Intranets Can Do: Examples from the Auto Industryp. 315
    An Expanding Horizon of Corporate Intranetsp. 319
    Intranets, Web Software, and the Effectiveness of Mobile Agentsp. 323
    Benefits Derived by Companies That Apply Web Software Standardsp. 325
    The Choice among Options Available with Technology's Advancesp. 328
    Reaching Factual Decisions Regarding the Evolving Enterprise Architecture and Its Servicesp. 330
    Referencesp. 333
    Why Security Assurance Should Influence the Enterprise Architecturep. 335
    Introductionp. 335
    Security Concerns and the Establishment of Valid Plansp. 336
    Security on the Internet Is a Moving Targetp. 340
    The Case of Intrusion Detection and the Browser's Double Rolep. 345
    Friend or Foe? The Case of Digital Signaturesp. 348
    Can Biometrics Help in Solving the Security Problem?p. 351
    Conclusionp. 353
    Referencesp. 355
    Indexp. 357
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    ISBN: 9781574443172
    ISBN-10: 1574443178
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 384
    Published: 1st January 2002
    Publisher: ST LUCIE PR
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 23.93 x 16.05  x 2.52
    Weight (kg): 0.67
    Edition Number: 1