Published in 1992. Business information has evolved from typewriter/card index (decentralized) through the era of DP Department and mainframe (centralized) to present mix with PCs and networks (distributed). This book demonstrates how data distribution can function in the best interests of organizations, through a managed environment. It looks at what is needed from the systems professionals to support current methods; reporting actual experience, defining techniques, and examining the opportunities and challenges.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Richard Williams & Simon Holloway Part 1: Defining Distribution 2. Distribution: Myth or Reality? Simon Holloway and Tim Warren 3. Distribution: Solution or Problem? Tim Bourne Part 2: Data Access Issues 4. International Data Distribution Richard Williams 5. Security in a Distributed Environment Rodney Clarke Part 3: Client Server Architectures 6. The Client-Server Architecture in a Mixed Database Environment Nigel Geary 7. The Client-Server Architecture in Large Distributed Business Processing Activities Colin Calder Part 4: Dictionaries and Distribution 8. The Role of Dictionaries in Open Distributed Systems William Olle 9. Central Repository Control of a Distributed Development Environment Philippe Turner-Loisel Part 5: Vendor Developments 10. Developing Products to Support Distributed Data Processing Carlos Miguens 11. Distributing Data Across an Enterprise Lilian Hobbs Part 6: Research in Distribution 12. SSADM and Distribution: So What’s the Problem? A. Jenkins and G.R. Hidderley 13. Distributed Data Research Anthony Law, Morris Sloman and Johathan Moffet Part 7: Conclusions 14. Strategic Data Planning in a Distributed Environment David Gradwell