Enterprise architecture requires an understanding of all technologies, strategies, and data consumption throughout the enterprise. To this end, one must strive to always broaden knowledge of existing, as well as emerging trends and solutions. As a trade, this role demands an understanding beyond the specificities of technologies and vendor products. An enterprise architect must be versatile with the design and arrangement of elements in an extended network enterprise.
Intended for anyone charged with coordinating enterprise architectural design in a small, medium, or large organization, Sustainable Enterprise Architecture helps you explore the various elements of your own particular network environment to develop strategies for mid- to long-term management and sustainable growth. Organized much like a book on structural architecture, this one starts with a solid foundation of frameworks and general guidelines for enterprise governance and design.
The book covers common considerations for all enterprises, and then drills down to specific types of technology that may be found in your enterprise. It explores strategies for protecting enterprise resources and examines technologies and strategies that are only just beginning to take place in the modern enterprise network. Each chapter builds on the knowledge and understanding of topics presented earlier in the book to give you a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities in managing enterprise resources within a well-designed architectural strategy.
Emphasizing only those strategies that weather change, Sustainable Enterprise Architecture shows you how to evaluate your own unique environment and find alignment with the concepts of sustainability and architecture. It gives you the tools to build solutions and policies to protect your enterprise and allow it to provide the greatest organizational value into the future.
Table of Contents
The Impact of Enterprise Architecture. Enterprise Planning. Enterprise Architecture Challenges. Finding Value. Managing Identity. Sharing Information. Storing Information. Making Connections. Anytime/Anywhere Computing. Virtualization. Enterprise Sustenance. Enterprise Security. Recovering from Disaster. Future Computing. Index.
Kirk Hausman is employed as an Assistant Commandant at Texas A&M University and specializes in project management, enterprise architecture, IT governance, security and business continuity, information assurance, and regulatory compliance. He has a background that includes digital forensics, WMD/wide-area disaster response planning, pandemic response planning, and technology audit practices in higher education, corporate, and health care venues. His experience includes application design, data resource management, network architecture, server and storage virtualization, strategic technology modernization, network and backup centralization, research computing, and large-network business continuity/disaster recovery planning.
With a Master’s degree in Information Technology, Mr. Hausman has served as a senior research scientist in the fields of cyber terrorism, cybercrime, and cyber security. He lectures regularly on the uses of technology in education, solutions for persons with disabling conditions, and strategic architectural planning to improve enterprise efficiencies. Mr. Hausman has served as a subject-matter expert before both Houses of the Texas State Legislature and has more than 20 books currently in print, together with numerous articles and white papers addressing enterprise architecture, cyber terrorism, and IT governance. His professional certifications include the CISSP, CGEIT, CRISC, CISA, CISM, and CCP, together with a wide assortment of technology- and regulatory-specific designations.