99th Edition

NetCentric and Client/Server Computing
A Practical Guide

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ISBN 9780849399671
Published December 18, 1998 by Auerbach Publications
984 Pages

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Book Description

From Federal Express's package tracking Website, to Amazon.com, 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

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