IT Architecture Toolkit

Author: Jane A. Carbone

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131473799

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

View: 6959

* * 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
Posted in Business & Economics

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: 7469

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.
Posted in Business & Economics

Handbook of Enterprise Systems Architecture in Practice

Author: Saha, Pallab

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 159904191X

Category: Computers

Page: 500

View: 9839

"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.
Posted in Computers

Information Technology Strategy and Management: Best Practices

Best Practices

Author: Chew, Eng K.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599048051

Category: Computers

Page: 496

View: 914

Describes the principles and methodologies for crafting and executing a successful business-aligned IT strategy to provide businesses with value delivery.
Posted in Computers

The SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture

Author: Leon Kappelman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439857121

Category: Computers

Page: 330

View: 7600

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.
Posted in Computers

IT Architecture For Dummies

Author: Kalani Kirk Hausman,Susan L. Cook

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470926918

Category: Computers

Page: 364

View: 7556

A solid introduction to the practices, plans, and skills required for developing a smart system architecture Information architecture combines IT skills with business skills in order to align the IT structure of an organization with the mission, goals, and objectives of its business. This friendly introduction to IT architecture walks you through the myriad issues and complex decisions that many organizations face when setting up IT systems to work in sync with business procedures. Veteran IT professional and author Kirk Hausman explains the business value behind IT architecture and provides you with an action plan for implementing IT architecture procedures in an organization. You'll explore the many challenges that organizations face as they attempt to use technology to enhance their business's productivity so that you can gain a solid understanding of the elements that are required to plan and create an architecture that meets specific business goals. Defines IT architecture as a blend of IT skills and business skills that focuses on business optimization, business architecture, performance management, and organizational structure Uncovers and examines every topic within IT architecture including network, system, data, services, application, and more Addresses the challenges that organizations face when attempting to use information technology to enable profitability and business continuity While companies look to technology more than ever to enhance productivity, you should look to IT Architecture For Dummies for guidance in this field.
Posted in Computers

The IT Service Part 1 - The Essentials

Author: Pierre Bernard

Publisher: Van Haren

ISBN: 9087539177

Category: Education

Page: 370

View: 8769

Make it Simple and Keep it SimpleSince the early 2000s numerous external scenarios and drivers have added significant pressures upon the IT organisations. Among many, these include:Regulatory compliance: data privacy requirements and corporate scandals have focused a requirement for transparency with high impact on IT organisationsEconomic pressures: require IT organisations to more closely align with business imperatives.The outcome has been an explosion of standards and frameworks each designed to support the IT organisation as it demonstrates to the world that they are the rock of an organisation: strong, reliable, effective and efficient. Most of these standards and frameworks have great elements but no organisation can adopt them all and many were created without sufficient considerations for interoperability. The IT Service (in 2 parts) looks at the key and very simple goals of an IT organisation and clearly and succinctly presents to the reader the best rock solid elements in the Industry. It then shows how all the key elements can easily crystallise together with great templates and check-lists. In Part 1 (this book) the reader is presented with the simple objectives that the IT organisation really must address. The author uses his extensive expertise to present to the reader they key themes and processes that apply. In order to keep it simple the author strips down what appears to be complex standards into their basic components and demonstrates to the reader that these components are actually common sense. The author s independence means that the reader doesn t get one view of one or two approaches every aspect of the IT service is considered and presented to create a unique holistic view of the basic building blocks of a rock solid IT department. Topics included are:Designing The ServiceManagement Of RisksTransitioning The ServiceManaging The Service Day-To-DayImprovement EffortsUpcoming TrendsN.B.: In Part 2 (another book) the reader gains expert advice on how the components of IT Service are crystallised in a real environment.
Posted in Education

Enterprise Architecture A to Z

Frameworks, Business Process Modeling, SOA, and Infrastructure Technology

Author: Daniel Minoli

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420013702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 938

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.
Posted in Business & Economics

TCRP Report

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic commerce

Page: 139

View: 4588

Posted in Electronic commerce

VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit (vCAT)

Technical and Operational Guidance for Cloud Success

Author: VMware Press

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0133400298

Category: Computers

Page: 736

View: 9658

The complete vCAT printed reference: knowledge, tools, and validated designs for building high-value vCloud® solutions The vCloud Architecture Toolkit (vCAT) brings together validated designs, tools, and knowledge for architecting, implementing, operating, and consuming modern vCloud infrastructure based on the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). vCAT has already helped hundreds of VMware customers succeed with vCloud. Now, pioneering VMware architect John Arrasjid has integrated essential vCAT information into a definitive printed guide, adding even more context and examples for successful planning and deployment. To do so, Arrasjid has distilled contributions from more than 100 VMware architects, consultants, administrators, engineers, project managers, and other technical leaders. VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit (vCAT) is your complete roadmap for using virtualization to simplify data centers and related IT infrastructure. You’ll find up-to-the-minute, field-proven insights for addressing a wide spectrum of challenges–from availability to interoperability, security to business continuity. Coverage includes vCAT design guidelines and patterns for efficiently architecting, operating, and consuming VMware cloud computing solutions Software-defined datacenter services for storage, networking, security, and availability People, process, and technology issues associated with effective vCloud operation and maintenance Efficient service consumption: consumption models, service catalogs, vApps, and service provider interactions Workflows to coordinate and automate task sequences, which extend beyond vCloud VMware vCloud Director® Server Resource Kit software tools Advanced “cloud bursting” and autoscaling techniques to dynamically leverage additional computing resources Planning and management of capacity, security, compliance, and disaster recovery
Posted in Computers

How Architecture Works

A Humanist's Toolkit

Author: Witold Rybczynski

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429953322

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

View: 5734

An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday lives We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Buildings often overawe us with their beauty. Architecture is both setting for our everyday lives and public art form—but it remains mysterious to most of us. In How Architecture Works, Witold Rybczynski, one of our best, most stylish critics and winner of the Vincent Scully Prize for his architectural writing, answers our most fundamental questions about how good—and not-so-good—buildings are designed and constructed. Introducing the reader to the rich and varied world of modern architecture, he takes us behind the scenes, revealing how architects as different as Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, and Robert A. M. Stern envision and create their designs. He teaches us how to "read" plans, how buildings respond to their settings, and how the smallest detail—of a stair balustrade, for instance—can convey an architect's vision. Ranging widely from a war memorial in London to an opera house in St. Petersburg, from the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., to a famous architect's private retreat in downtown Princeton, How Architecture Works, explains the central elements that make up good building design. It is an enlightening humanist's toolkit for thinking about the built environment and seeing it afresh. "Architecture, if it is any good, speaks to all of us," Rybczynski writes. This revelatory book is his grand tour of architecture today.
Posted in Architecture

Solutions for Safer Communities

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 124

View: 8706

Posted in Criminal justice, Administration of

Informationweek

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computer service industry

Page: N.A

View: 3747

Posted in Computer service industry

IT Professional Bundle

Ideal for Those Responsible for Creating and Managing IT Infrastructures

Author: Harris Kern,Jane Carbone,Thomas DiPasquale,Robert Matthews,Mayra Muniz,Richard Schiesser,Anthony Tardugno

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131865570

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1232

View: 2390

Ideal for those responsible for creating and managing IT infrastructures, this bundle contains all four of these leading titles: IT Architecture Toolkit; IT Production Services: Building a Competitive Advantage; IT Systems Management: Designing, Implementing, and Managing World-Class Infrastructures; and IT Services: Costs, Metrics, Benchmarking and Marketing.
Posted in Business & Economics

UML 2 Toolkit

Author: Hans-Erik Eriksson,Magnus Penker,Brian Lyons,David Fado

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764555197

Category: Computers

Page: 552

View: 4804

Gain the skills to effectively plan software applications andsystems using the latest version of UML UML 2 represents a significant update to the UML specification,from providing more robust mechanisms for modeling workflow andactions to making the modeling language more executable. Now in itssecond edition, this bestselling book provides you with all thetools you'll need for effective modeling with UML 2. The authorsget you up to speed by presenting an overview of UML and its mainfeatures. You'll then learn how to apply UML to produce effectivediagrams as you progress through more advanced topics such asuse-case diagrams, classes and their relationships, dynamicdiagrams, system architecture, and extending UML. The authors takeyou through the process of modeling with UML so that you cansuccessfully deliver a software product or information managementsystem. With the help of numerous examples and an extensive case study,this book teaches you how to: * Organize, describe, assess, test, and realize use cases * Gain substantial information about a system by usingclasses * Utilize activity diagrams, state machines, and interactiondiagrams to handle common issues * Extend UML features for specific environment or domains * Use UML as part of a Model Driven Architecture initiative * Apply an effective process for using UML The CD-ROM contains all of the UML models and Java?TM code for acomplete application, Java?TM 2 Platform, Standard Edition, Version1.4.1, and links to the Web sites for vendors of UML 2 tools.
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