NetCentric and Client/Server Computing: A Practical Guide, 99th Edition (Hardback) book cover

NetCentric and Client/Server Computing

A Practical Guide, 99th Edition

By Anderson Consulting, Craig Mindrum

Auerbach Publications

984 pages

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Hardback: 9780849399671
pub: 1998-12-18
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From Federal Express's package tracking Website, to, netcentric computing has been evolving, slowly-but-surely, one solution at a time, since the early 1990s. Over the past year or so, the trickle has grown into a torrent of netcentric innovations of wider and wider scope, developed in companies around the globe. Now, a new enterprise computing paradigm has sprung into being. Until now, there has been no comprehensive netcentric model, clearly defined netcentric system architecture, or established set of guiding principles to help you gear up for this next stage in the evolution of enterprise computing. written by the experts at Andersen Consulting, Netcentric and Client/Server Computing: A Practical Guide, offers you this and more.

Of course, a book can never take the place of experts who wrote it, but this revised, updated, and expanded edition of Andersen Consulting's noted guide is an important first step in acquiring the knowledge and skills you need to bring netcentric capabilities into your organization. You'll learn from 13 acknowledged world experts what netcentric computing is, how it works, and how you can use it to provide your organization with an unstoppable competitive edge.

Based upon their experiences with mission-critical netcentric implementations at 100 of the most successful business organizations on the planet, these experts explain how netcentric computing can help you enable new business capabilities. Using dozens of fascinating case examples, they show you how to seamlessly integrate computing, communications, and knowledge resources in order to forge solid links among your company's employees, units, customers, suppliers, and partners, regardless of time, location, device, or content. And, they provide priceless advice and guidance on how to exploit the endless array of possibilities provided by netcentric computing to develop exciting new customer services, identify new markets, cut costs, engineer internal processes for improved business performance, and more.

Netcentric and Client/Server Computing is divided into four,

self-contained sections for ease of reference.

  • Section I introduces you to basic netcentric principles and concepts, provides an overview of state-of-the-art in netcentric computing models, and develops a solid business case for netcentric computing.

  • Section II acquaints you with the various technologies involved and describes a comprehensive netcentric architecture.

  • Section III is devoted to crucial analysis, design, and implementation issues, including design specifics for architectures, applications, and networks; rollout strategies; and ongoing management of distributed operations.

  • Section IV explores emerging technologies and their likely impact on the future of netcentric computing.
  • Table of Contents


    Section I: Overview of Netcentric Computing Solutions

    I-1 Netcentric: The Evolution of Computing, Frameworks, and


    I-2 Netcentric Computing and New Business Capabilities

    Section II: Architectures and Frameworks for Netcentric


    II-1 Architecture Frameworks for Client/Server and Netcentric


    II-2 Presentation Services

    II-3 Information Services

    II-4 Communications Architectures

    II-5 Transaction Services

    II-6 Environment Services

    II-7 Base Services

    II-8 Development Architecture

    II-9 A Framework for Testing Netcentric Applications

    II-10 Operations Architecture

    II-11 Transition Frameworks for Netcentric Environments

    II-12 Platform Architecture

    Section III Designing and Implementing Netcentric Solutions

    III-1 A Framework for Netcentric Implementation

    III-2 Design and Implementation of Client/Server and Netcentric


    III-3 Overview of Data and Process Distribution

    III-4 Finalizing the Distribution Strategy

    III-5 Netcentric Integration with Existing Systems

    III-6 Interface Design

    III-7 System Controls

    III-8 Network Infrastructure Options for Netcentric Implementation

    III-9 Management of Distributed Operations

    III-10 Testing Implementation

    III-11 Site Preparation and Installation

    III-12 Project Management

    III-13 Change Management

    Section IV Special Topics

    IV-1 Netcentric Security

    IV-2 Knowledge Management

    IV-3 Collaborative Computing Solutions

    IV-4 Data Mining

    IV-5 The Information Delivery Facility: Beyond Data Warehousing

    IV-6 Componentware

    IV-7 Costs and Frameworks for Managing the Client/Server


    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    COMPUTERS / Information Technology
    COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General