IT Architecture Toolkit

Author: Jane A. Carbone

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131473799

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

View: 8739

* * This 'toolkit' defines all the critical parts of sound IT architecture * Learn the skills necessary to effectively create IT architecture within AND throughout the corporation * Thorough coverage walking the reader through all aspects from data inputs to framework outputs
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Strategic IT Management

A Toolkit for Enterprise Architecture Management

Author: Inge Hanschke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642050343

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

View: 4604

For you as an IT manager, changes in business models and fast-paced innovation and product lifecycles pose a big challenge: you are required to anticipate the impact of future changes, and to make rapid decisions backed up by solid facts. To be successful you need an overall perspective of how business and IT interact. What you need is a toolkit, enabling you to manage the enterprise from a helicopter viewpoint while at the same time accommodating quite detailed aspects of processes, organization, and software lifecycles. Strategic IT management embraces all the processes required to analyze and document an enterprise’s IT landscape. Based on the experience of many projects and long discussions with both customers and academic researchers, Inge Hanschke provides you with a comprehensive and practical toolkit for the strategic management of your IT landscape. She takes a holistic view on the management process and gives guidelines on how to establish, roll out, and maintain an enterprise IT landscape effectively. She shows you how to do it right first time – because often enough there’s no second chance. She tells you how to tidy up a IT patchworks – the first step towards strategic management – and she gives you advice on how to implement changes and maintain the landscape over time. The book’s structure reflects the patterns that exist in strategic IT management from strategic planning to actual implementation. The presentation uses many checklists, guidelines, and illustrations, which will help you to immediately apply the content. So, if you are a CIO, an IT manager, a business manager, or an IT consultant, this is the book from which you’ll benefit in most daily work situations.
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Guide to Enterprise IT Architecture

Author: Col Perks,Tony Beveridge

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387224319

Category: Computers

Page: 447

View: 4329

An up-to-date and comprehensive overview of information and database systems design and implementation. The book provides an accessible presentation and explanation of technical architecture for systems complying with TOGAF standards, the accepted international framework. Covering nearly the full spectrum of architectural concern, the authors also illustrate and concretize the notion of traceability from business goals, strategy through to technical architecture, providing the reader with a holistic and commanding view. The work has two mutually supportive foci. First, information technology technical architecture, the in-depth, illustrative and contemporary treatment of which comprises the core and majority of the book; and secondly, a strategic and business context.
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How Architecture Works

A Humanist's Toolkit

Author: Witold Rybczynski

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374211744

Category: Architecture

Page: 355

View: 1858

Provides tools to understanding the beauty, art, and function in architecture through descriptive visits to opera houses, museums, war memorials, and a private retreat.
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Handbook of Enterprise Systems Architecture in Practice

Author: Saha, Pallab

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 159904191X

Category: Computers

Page: 500

View: 7213

"This book is a valuable addition to the reading list of executives, managers, and staff in business, government, and other sectors who seek to keep their enterprises agile and efficient as they manage change, implement new business processes and supporting technologies, and pursue important strategic goals"--Provided by publisher.
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Building an Enterprise Architecture Practice

Tools, Tips, Best Practices, Ready-to-Use Insights

Author: Martin van den Berg,Marlies van Steenbergen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402056060

Category: Computers

Page: 206

View: 784

This book provides practical advice on how to develop an enterprise architecture practice. The authors developed different tools and models to support organizations in implementing and professionalizing an enterprise architecture function. Coverage applies these tools and models to a number of different organizations and, as a result, will help readers avoid potential pitfalls and achieve success with enterprise architecture.
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Handbook of Enterprise Systems Architecture in Practice

Author: Saha, Pallab

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 159904191X

Category: Computers

Page: 500

View: 8182

"This book is a valuable addition to the reading list of executives, managers, and staff in business, government, and other sectors who seek to keep their enterprises agile and efficient as they manage change, implement new business processes and supporting technologies, and pursue important strategic goals"--Provided by publisher.
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The SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture

Author: Leon Kappelman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439857121

Category: Computers

Page: 330

View: 8950

Enterprise architecture is leading IT’s way to the executive boardroom, as CIOs are now taking their place at the management table. Organizations investing their time, money, and talent in enterprise architecture (EA) have realized significant process improvement and competitive advantage. However, as these organizations discovered, it is one thing to acquire a game-changing technology but quite another to discover ways to use it well. A project of the Society for Information Management’s Enterprise Architecture Working Group and edited by Leon A. Kappelman, The SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture provides insights from leading authorities on EA, including John Zachman, Larry DeBoever, George Paras, Jeanne Ross, and Randy Hite. The book supplies a solid understanding of key concepts for effectively leveraging EA to redesign business processes, integrate services, and become an Information Age enterprise. Beginning with a look at current theory and frameworks, the book discusses the practical application of enterprise architecture and includes a wealth of best practices, resources, and references. It contains the SIM survey of IT organizations’ EA activities, which provides important metrics for evaluating progress and success. Successful businesses exploit synergy among business functions and push the boundaries of process design. IT’s cross-functional position uniquely qualifies it to lead process innovation. EA lets CIOs integrate technology with business vision and is the roadmap for implementing new systems, changing behavior, and driving value. This book explores the vision, foundation, and enabling technology required to successfully transform organizations with enterprise architecture.
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Information Technology Strategy and Management: Best Practices

Best Practices

Author: Chew, Eng K.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599048051

Category: Computers

Page: 496

View: 4603

Describes the principles and methodologies for crafting and executing a successful business-aligned IT strategy to provide businesses with value delivery.
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Dojo: The Definitive Guide

The Definitive Guide

Author: Matthew A. Russell

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 059655172X

Category: Computers

Page: 488

View: 3343

Of all the Ajax-specific frameworks that have popped up in recent years, one clearly stands out as the industrial strength solution. Dojo is not just another JavaScript toolkit—it's the JavaScript toolkit—and Dojo: The Definitive Guide demonstrates how to tame Dojo's extensive library of utilities so that you can build rich and responsive web applications like never before. Dojo founder Alex Russell gives a foreword that explains the "why" of Dojo and of this book. Dojo provides an end-to-end solution for development in the browser, including everything from the core JavaScript library and turnkey widgets to build tools and a testing framework. Its vibrant open source community keeps adding to Dojo's arsenal, and this book provides an ideal companion to Dojo's official documentation. Dojo: the Definitive Guide gives you the most thorough overview of this toolkit available, showing you everything from how to create complex layouts and form controls closely resembling those found in the most advanced desktop applications with stock widgets, to advanced JavaScript idioms to AJAX and advanced communication transports. With this definitive reference you get: Get a concise introduction to Dojo that's good for all 1.x versions Well-explained examples, with scores of tested code samples, that let you see Dojo in action A comprehensive reference to Dojo's standard JavaScript library (including fundamental utilities in Base, Dojo's tiny but powerful kernel) that you'll wonder how you ever lived without An extensive look at additional Core features, such as animations, drag-and-drop, back-button handling, animations like wipe and slide, and more Exhaustive coverage of out-of-the-box Dijits (Dojo widgets) as well as definitive coverage on how to create your own, either from scratch or building on existing ones An itemized inventory of DojoX subprojects, the build tools, and the DOH, Dojo's unit-testing framework that you can use with Dojo—or anywhere else If you're a DHTML-toting web developer, you need to read this book—whether you're a one-person operation or part of an organization employing scores of developers. Dojo packs the standard JavaScript library you've always wanted, and Dojo: The Definitive Guide helps you transform your ideas into working applications quickly by leveraging design concepts you already know.
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The Data Model Toolkit

Simple Skills To Model The Real World

Author: Dave Knifton

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 1782224734

Category: Computers

Page: 348

View: 1521

Adopting the latest technological and data related innovations has caused many organisations to realise they don’t have a firm grasp on their basic operational data. This is a problem that Logical Data Models are uniquely qualified to help them solve. The realisation of the need to define a Logical Data Model may be driven by any number of reasons including; trying to link Big Data Analytics to operational data, plunging into Digital Marketing, choosing the best SaaS solution, carrying out a core Data Migration, developing a Data Warehouse, enhancing Data Governance processes, or even just trying to get everyone to agree on their Product specifications! This book will provide you with the skills required to start to answer these and many similar types of questions. It is not written with a focus on IT development, so you don’t need a technical background to get the most from it. But for any professional working in an organisation’s data landscape, this book will provide the skills they need to define high quality and beneficial data models quickly and easily. It does this using a wealth of practical examples, tips and techniques, as well as providing checklists and templates. It is structured into three parts: The Foundations: What are the solid foundations necessary for building effective data models? The Tools: What Tools are required to enable you to specify clear, precise and accurate data model definitions? The Deliverables: What processes will you need to successfully define the models, what will they deliver, and how can we make them beneficial to the organisation? “In this data-rich era, it is even more critical for organisations to answer the question of what their data means and the value it can bring. Those who can, will gain a competitive advantage through their use of data to streamline their operations and energise their strategies. Core to revealing this meaning, is the data model that is now, more than ever, the lynchpin of success. The Data Model Toolkit provides the essential knowledge and skills that will ensure this success.” – Reem Zahran, Global IT Platform Director, TNS “We work with many enterprise customers to help them transform their technology and it always starts with data. The key is a clear definition of their data quality, completeness and governance. This book shows you step by step how to define and use Data Models as powerful tools to define an organisation’s data and maximise its business benefit.” – John Casserly, CEO, Xceed Group
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Web Services Research for Emerging Applications: Discoveries and Trends

Discoveries and Trends

Author: Zhang, Liang-Jie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 161520685X

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 6064

"This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the latest developments in Web services research, focusing on composing and coordinating Web services, XML security, and service oriented architecture, and presenting new and emerging research in the Web services discipline"--Provided by publisher.
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Architecture and Patterns for IT Service Management, Resource Planning, and Governance: Making Shoes for the Cobbler's Children

Author: Charles T. Betz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 008048834X

Category: Computers

Page: 424

View: 5814

Architecture and Patterns for IT Service Management, Resource Planning, and Governance: Making Shoes for the Cobbler's Children provides an independent examination of developments in Enterprise Resource Planning for Information. Major companies, research firms, and vendors are offering Enterprise Resource Planning for Information Technology, which they label as ERP for IT, IT Resource Planning and related terms. This book presents on-the-ground coverage of enabling IT governance in architectural detail, which can be used to define a strategy for immediate execution. It fills the gap between high-level guidance on IT governance and detailed discussions about specific vendor technologies. It provides a unique value chain approach to integrating the COBIT, ITIL, and CMM frameworks into a coherent, unified whole. It presents a field-tested, detailed conceptual information model with definitions and usage scenarios, mapped to both process and system architectures. This book is recommended for practitioners and managers engaged in IT support in large companies, particularly those who are information architects, enterprise architects, senior software engineers, program/project managers, and IT managers/directors.
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Architecture Principles

The Cornerstones of Enterprise Architecture

Author: Danny Greefhorst,Erik Proper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642202797

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 197

View: 5215

Enterprises, from small to large, evolve continuously. As a result, their structures are transformed and extended continuously. Without some means of control, such changes are bound to lead to an overly complex, uncoordinated and heterogeneous environment that is hard to manage and hard to adapt to future changes. Enterprise architecture principles provide a means to direct transformations of enterprises. As a consequence, architecture principles should be seen as the cornerstones of any architecture. In this book, Greefhorst and Proper focus on the role of architecture principles. They provide both a theoretical and a practical perspective on architecture principles. The theoretical perspective involves a brief survey of the general concept of principle as well as an analysis of different flavors of principles. Architecture principles are regarded as a specific class of normative principles that direct the design of an enterprise, from the definition of its business to its supporting IT. The practical perspective on architecture principles is concerned with an approach to the formulation of architecture principles, as well as their actual use in organizations. To illustrate their use in practice, several real-life cases are discussed, an application of architecture principles in TOGAF is included, and a catalogue of example architecture principles is provided. With this broad coverage, the authors target students and researchers specializing in enterprise architecture or business information systems, as well as practitioners who want to understand the foundations underlying their practical daily work.
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Enterprise Integration Patterns

Designing, Building, and Deploying Messaging Solutions

Author: Gregor Hohpe,Bobby Woolf

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0133065103

Category: Computers

Page: 735

View: 4612

Enterprise Integration Patterns provides an invaluable catalog of sixty-five patterns, with real-world solutions that demonstrate the formidable of messaging and help you to design effective messaging solutions for your enterprise. The authors also include examples covering a variety of different integration technologies, such as JMS, MSMQ, TIBCO ActiveEnterprise, Microsoft BizTalk, SOAP, and XSL. A case study describing a bond trading system illustrates the patterns in practice, and the book offers a look at emerging standards, as well as insights into what the future of enterprise integration might hold. This book provides a consistent vocabulary and visual notation framework to describe large-scale integration solutions across many technologies. It also explores in detail the advantages and limitations of asynchronous messaging architectures. The authors present practical advice on designing code that connects an application to a messaging system, and provide extensive information to help you determine when to send a message, how to route it to the proper destination, and how to monitor the health of a messaging system. If you want to know how to manage, monitor, and maintain a messaging system once it is in use, get this book.
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Building Your I.T. Career

A Complete Toolkit for a Dynamic Career in Any Economy

Author: Matthew Moran

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132978237

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 8280

Building Your I.T. Career A Complete Toolkit for a Dynamic Career in Any Economy Second Edition Break in. Move up. Earn more. Stay on top. Get the I.T. career edge you need right now! “They” say it’s tougher now to build a great career in I.T. “They” complain about outsourcing, cutbacks, and the tough economy. Don’t complain: act! Right this minute, outstanding I.T. jobs and careers are out there: You just have to know how to get them! This 100% I.T.-focused, up-to-the-minute toolkit delivers all the insider skills and insights you need to get your next great tech job now—and build lifelong success in the industry. It will help you plan your career, set achievable goals, organize them into practical action items, and make it happen! Totally updated for today’s newest hiring trends, Building Your I.T. Career, Second Edition is packed with examples from real I.T. pros and hiring decision-makers, it will help you get in, get promoted, get raises, and stay in demand—one easy step at a time! -- Focus on the I.T. careers you'll be happiest and most successful in -- Discover what opportunity looks like today—and how to take advantage of it -- Adopt the proactive attitudes associated with I.T. career success -- Master the personal communication skills you need to get a job—and succeed when you have it -- Develop more effective cover letters and resumes, and interview brilliantly -- Break in to I.T. for the first time -- Build your social media and offline networks, and use them to supercharge your job search -- Negotiate salary and employment agreements that get you what you deserve -- Learn (and do) what it takes to get promoted -- Take advantage of telecommuting and consulting options -- Move into management (if that's what you want) -- Use mentors and career coaches effectively -- Become a high-priced hourly consultant -- Gain the personal financial discipline that liberates you to choose your best career options -- Make yourself nearly indispensable
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The DevOps 2.0 Toolkit

Author: Viktor Farcic

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785280317

Category: Computers

Page: 462

View: 5028

Automating the Continuous Deployment Pipeline with Containerized Microservices About This Book First principles of devops, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, microservices Architect your software in a better and more efficient way with microservices packed as immutable containers Practical guide describing an extremely modern and advanced devops toolchain that can be improved continuously Who This Book Is For If you are an intermediate-level developer who wants to master the whole microservices development and deployment lifecycle using some of the latest and greatest practices and tools, this is the book for you. Familiarity with the basics of Devops and Continuous Deployment will be useful. What You Will Learn Get to grips with the fundamentals of Devops Architect efficient software in a better and more efficient way with the help of microservices Use Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Ubuntu, Docker Swarm and more Implement fast, reliable and continuous deployments with zero-downtime and ability to roll-back Learn about centralized logging and monitoring of your cluster Design self-healing systems capable of recovery from both hardware and software failures In Detail Building a complete modern devops toolchain requires not only the whole microservices development and a complete deployment lifecycle, but also the latest and greatest practices and tools. Victor Farcic argues from first principles how to build a devops toolchain. This book shows you how to chain together Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Ubuntu, and other tools to build the complete devops toolkit. Style and approach This book follows a unique, hands-on approach familiarizing you to the Devops 2.0 toolkit in a very practical manner. Although there will be a lot of theory, you won't be able to complete this book by reading it in a metro on a way to work. You'll need to be in front of your computer and get your hands dirty.
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