• Business & Economics

Enterprise architecture planning

developing a blueprint for data, applications, and technology
Author: Steven H. Spewak,Steven C. Hill
Publisher: QED Information Sciences
ISBN: 9780894354366
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 359
View: 7450
Enterprise Architecture Planning (EAP) is a high-level blueprint for data, applications, and technology that is a cost-effective long-term solution. The authors give you a common-sense approach to EAP, supported by examples of architectures, procedures, checklists, and useful guidelines.

    • Computers

Enterprise Architecture Planning

Developing a Blueprint for Data, Applications, and Technology
Author: Steven H. Spewak
Publisher: *A Wiley-QED Publication
ISBN: 9780471599852
Category: Computers
Page: 392
View: 4731
About This Book Praise for Enterprise Architecture Planning-- ". the book has given me a wealth of good, fresh ideas about every facet of the architecture process . makes a substantive contribution to the body of IS planning knowledge." --John A. Zachman Zachman Information Systems Enterprise Architecture Planning is more advanced than traditional system planning approaches because you: * define a stable business model independent of organizational boundaries, systems, and procedures, * define data before application, and * let data determine the sequence for implementing applications systems. Here the authors give you a common-sense approach to Enterprise Architecture Planning. You'll find dozens of examples of architectures, procedures, checklists, and useful guidelines to support these techniques. This is the best guide available to help you ensure a cost-effective, long-term solution.

    • Business & Economics

Building Enterprise Information Architectures

Reengineering Information Systems
Author: Melissa A. Cook
Publisher: Pearson P T R
ISBN: 9780134402567
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 193
View: 5329
In this book, noted expert Melissa A. Cook shows you how to put business management back in charge of processes and information, using easy-to-understand principles that have worked since antiquity. Whether you are an executive manager or a technical professional, you can use these principles to integrate the enterprise with information systems that are more flexible, less complex, less expensive, and fully supportive of your business process reengineering efforts. Building Enterprise Information Architecture is, in short, field guide for taking control of information technology and making it serve your bidding - instead of the other way round.

    • Business & Economics

How to Survive in the Jungle of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks

Creating Or Choosing an Enterprise Architecture Framework
Author: Jaap Schekkerman
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781412016070
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 222
View: 785
The first Enterprise Architecture book that compares the 14 most popular Enterprise Architecture Frameworks in the world. A unique book for CIO's, Enterprise Architects and all others interested in EA.

    • Computers

Enterprise Architecture Using the Zachman Framework


Author: Carol O'Rourke,Neal Fishman,Warren Selkow
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 716
View: 4543
This text introduces The Zachman Framework, a tool to guide you through the comprehensive process of thinking, reasoning, and communicating effectively about even the most complex business problems. Using lessons from history, psychology, business and information technology, the authors use the framework to build a foundation of enterprise architecture concepts. Alignment, integration and flexibility are the core goals for delivering today's complex business solutions. It illustrates these themes and shows tomorrow's business and technology professionals how to organize, design and construct a solution for any type or size of problem.

    • Business & Economics

Enterprise Architecture

Creating Value by Informed Governance
Author: Martin Op't Land,Erik Proper,Maarten Waage,Jeroen Cloo,Claudia Steghuis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540852328
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 145
View: 7370
This book is positioned as a rst in a series of books on enterprise architecture needed for a Master of Enterprise Architecture program, and is targeted both at university students and practitioners with a drive to increase their understanding of these elds. As an introductory book, this book aims to explore the concept of enterprise architecture. At rst glance, writing such an introductory book might seem as a straight forward task of setting up a structure and lling in “the blanks. ” However, writing this book turned out to be a pleasant journey of discovery. Based on our past experiences, each of us had a clear understanding of enterprise architecture, based on several years of experience and insight in the eld. However, when we started writing this book, and each of us exposed our individual understandings, it became apparent that our understanding of the eld differed in several ways. This prompted several discussions leading to an abundance of new insights. Without exception, thesediscussionstookplaceina pleasantandopenatmosphere,fueledbyourshared driveforunderstandingandincreasedinsight. Wearenowevenmoreconvincedthan before, that the eld enterprise architecture is a true multi-disciplinary profession. In the resulting book, we would like to share our insights, while also hoping to continue our discussions, now also involving you as a reader. We also realise that the journey is still far from complete. While this introductory book provides an overview of the eld of enterprise architecture from the perspective of our insights, many aspects need further re nement.

    • Business enterprises

Reaching the Pinnacle


Author: Samuel B. Holcman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615669878
Category: Business enterprises
Page: 268
View: 9293
"Reaching the Pinnacle: A Methodology of Business Understanding, Technology Planning, and Change (Implementing and Managing Enterprise Architecture)" by Samuel B. Holcman explains the detailed process of building an enterprise architecture. Samuel B. Holcman brings his strategic business plans to business and technology professionals with "Reaching the Pinnacle: A Methodology of Business Understanding, Technology Planning, and Change (Implementing and Managing Enterprise Architecture)." In order to bring a method to the madness that can often be today's business structure, Holcman uses "Reaching the Pinnacle" to introduce the process of building an enterprise architecture. Holcman uses his 40 years of experience as a leading trainer and consultant in enterprise architecture in writing "Reaching the Pinnacle." He explains enterprise architecture as the rethinking of how business planning and information technology work together in order to achieve strategic goals. "Reaching the Pinnacle" explains how an organization and its important departments can achieve their goals through a series of project initiatives. Holcman offers a simple, easy-to-understand way to implement an enterprise architecture project into one's organization. "While the approach is not quick - it may take up to a few years to transform an organization - my methodology provides an effective means for moving the organization from its as-is state to its desired state in an iterative manner," says Holcman. Holcman's methods and approach have been used by numerous Fortune 500 companies and have led him to be the top consultant on the topic. He believes the 'for practitioners, by practitioners' approach of "Reaching the Pinnacle" will make the book a crucial resource among business and technology personnel everywhere. "Reaching the Pinnacle: A Methodology of Business Understanding, Technology Planning, and Change (Implementing and Managing Enterprise Architecture)" is available for sale online at Amazon.com, directly from the author at www.PinnacleBusGrp.com, and other channels. REVIEW COPIES AND INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE

    • Business & Economics

Enterprise Architecture Good Practices Guide

How to Manage the Enterprise Architecture Practice
Author: Jaap Schekkerman
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781425156879
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 387
View: 7424
This Enterprise Architecture Good Practices Guide is the "Must Read" primer on theory, terminology, good practices and implementation methods of Enterprise Architectures.

    • Computers

Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise

A Step-by-Step Guide
Author: David S. Linthicum
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321670939
Category: Computers
Page: 264
View: 5265
Massive, disruptive change is coming to IT as software as a service (SaaS), SOA, mashups, Web 2.0, and cloud computing truly come of age. Now, one of the world’s leading IT innovators explains what it all means—coherently, thoroughly, and authoritatively. Writing for IT executives, architects, and developers alike, world-renowned expert David S. Linthicum explains why the days of managing IT organizations as private fortresses will rapidly disappear as IT inevitably becomes a global community. He demonstrates how to run IT when critical elements of customer, product, and business data and processes extend far beyond the firewall—and how to use all that information to deliver real-time answers about everything from an individual customer’s credit to the location of a specific cargo container. Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise offers a clear-eyed assessment of the challenges associated with this new world—and offers a step-by-step program for getting there with maximum return on investment and minimum risk. Using multiple examples, Linthicum Reviews the powerful cost, value, and risk-related drivers behind the move to cloud computing—and explains why the shift will accelerate Explains the technical underpinnings, supporting technologies, and best-practice methods you’ll need to make the transition Helps you objectively assess the promise of cloud computing and SOA for your organization, quantify value, and make the business case Walks you through evaluating your existing IT infrastructure and finding your most cost-effective, safest path to the “cloud” Shows how to choose the right candidate data, services, and processes for your cloud computing initiatives Guides you through building disruptive infrastructure and next-generation process platforms Helps you bring effective, high-value governance to the clouds If you’re ready to begin driving real competitive advantage from cloud computing, this book is the start-to-finish roadmap you need to make it happen.

    • Computers

Requirements Analysis

From Business Views to Architecture
Author: David C. Hay
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 9780130282286
Category: Computers
Page: 458
View: 6415
Written clearly, without jargon, for an audience of people who do not necessarily know any of the techniques before picking up the book, this is a compendium of the various analysis techniques that have developed over the last 30 years, organized in terms of an architectural framework.

    • Business & Economics

An Introduction to Enterprise Architecture

Third Edition
Author: Scott A. Bernard
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781477258019
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 340
View: 5071
An Introduction to Enterprise Architecture is the culmination of several decades of experience that I have gained through work initially as an information technology manager and then as a consultant to executives in the public and private sectors. I wrote this book for three major reasons: (1) to help move business and technology planning from a systems and process-level view to a more strategy-driven enterprise-level view, (2) to promote and explain the emerging profession of EA, and (3) to provide the first textbook on the subject of EA, which is suitable for graduate and undergraduate levels of study. To date, other books on EA have been practitioner books not specifically oriented toward a student who may be learning the subject with little to no previous exposure. Therefore, this book contains references to related academic research and industry best practices, as well as my own observations about potential future practices and the direction of this emerging profession.

    • Computers

Security Architecture

Design, Deployment, and Operations
Author: Christopher M. King,Curtis E. Dalton,T. Ertem Osmanoglu
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media
ISBN: 9780072133851
Category: Computers
Page: 481
View: 5431
New from the official RSA Press, this expert resource explains how to design and deploy security successfully across your enterprise--and keep unauthorized users out of your network. You'll get full coverage of VPNs and intrusion detection systems, plus real-world case studies.

    • Business & Economics

Enterprise Architecture

A Practitioner's Handbook
Author: Gopala Krishna Behara,Sameer S. Paradkar
Publisher: Meghan-Kiffer Press
ISBN: 9780929652566
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 174
View: 4444
A bicycle shed is a building, but the Lincoln Cathedral is a piece of architecture. -Nicholaus Pevsner, architectural historian ______________________________________________________________ Traditional building architecture and enterprise architecture use similar processes for developing their respective end products. The architect calls upon architecture's first principles and combines them with the experience of doing architecture in the real world. Experienced architects apply first principles and add practical experience to integrate fit, balance and compromise into the architectural process. Qualified enterprise architects possess applied first principles including the understanding that most architectural decisions are driven by business decisions, particularly business investment decisions. This book brings the reader the insights from two enterprise architects with decades of real-world experience. The book consolidates the examples and experiences of innovative uses of enterprise architecture in enhancing transformation initiatives. The book clearly fills a gap in the current literature, and amplifies the role of enterprise architecture in building future-ready enterprises, an essential trait of all successful enterprises. Read it, learn from it, and put it to work for the future of your enterprise."

    • Business & Economics

Enterprise Architecture at Work

Modelling, Communication and Analysis
Author: Marc Lankhorst
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642296513
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 338
View: 3747
An enterprise architecture tries to describe and control an organisation’s structure, processes, applications, systems and techniques in an integrated way. The unambiguous specification and description of components and their relationships in such an architecture requires a coherent architecture modelling language. Lankhorst and his co‐authors present such an enterprise modelling language that captures the complexity of architectural domains and their relations and allows the construction of integrated enterprise architecture models. They provide architects with concrete instruments that improve their architectural practice. As this is not enough, they additionally present techniques and heuristics for communicating with all relevant stakeholders about these architectures. Since an architecture model is useful not only for providing insight into the current or future situation but can also be used to evaluate the transition from ‘as‐is’ to ‘to‐be’, the authors also describe analysis methods for assessing both the qualitative impact of changes to an architecture and the quantitative aspects of architectures, such as performance and cost issues. The modelling language presented has been proven in practice in many real‐life case studies and has been adopted by The Open Group as an international standard. So this book is an ideal companion for enterprise IT or business architects in industry as well as for computer or management science students studying the field of enterprise architecture.

    • Business & Economics

Zoom Factor for the Enterprise Architect: How to Focus and Accelerate Your Career


Author: Sharon C. Evans
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780981260914
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 370
View: 4018
A career guide for aspiring, current Enterprise Architects or those leading EA teams or considering this role as a career change. This resource provides a step-by-step approach to gaining the hard and soft skills needed to be in the top 10 percent of all enterprise and IT architects.

    • Computers

Architecture and Patterns for IT Service Management, Resource Planning, and Governance: Making Shoes for the Cobbler's Children


Author: Charles T. Betz
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 008048834X
Category: Computers
Page: 424
View: 709
Architecture and Patterns for IT Service Management, Resource Planning, and Governance: Making Shoes for the Cobbler's Children provides an independent examination of developments in Enterprise Resource Planning for Information. Major companies, research firms, and vendors are offering Enterprise Resource Planning for Information Technology, which they label as ERP for IT, IT Resource Planning and related terms. This book presents on-the-ground coverage of enabling IT governance in architectural detail, which can be used to define a strategy for immediate execution. It fills the gap between high-level guidance on IT governance and detailed discussions about specific vendor technologies. It provides a unique value chain approach to integrating the COBIT, ITIL, and CMM frameworks into a coherent, unified whole. It presents a field-tested, detailed conceptual information model with definitions and usage scenarios, mapped to both process and system architectures. This book is recommended for practitioners and managers engaged in IT support in large companies, particularly those who are information architects, enterprise architects, senior software engineers, program/project managers, and IT managers/directors.

    • Computers

Handbook of Enterprise Systems Architecture in Practice


Author: Saha, Pallab
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 159904191X
Category: Computers
Page: 500
View: 6995
"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.

    • Computers

The Enterprise Data Model


Author: Andy Graham
Publisher: Koios Associates Limited
ISBN: 9780956582911
Category: Computers
Page: 160
View: 7827
Wouldn't it be great to understand all the data in your organisation? Just imagine being able to define, agree and manage information concepts that impact on business strategy? Then image that these information concepts can be linked to the physical database attributes that ultimately are used to create them. That's what this book is about. It focuses on the data model as the foundation for achieving this understanding. This book provides a framework for the enterprise data model, the business reasons behind it and the differences between conceptual, logical and physical data models. The question of how, and why, to use a data model artifact as part of the data governance toolkit for the whole enterprise is also addressed. This publication is not an in-depth manual on how to model data for a new database system or your next design project. It instead focuses at a level above these implementation projects and addresses the issues that organisations typical struggling with such as: * How do we provide a framework within which we can manage our data assets? * How do we develop applications that adhere to a set of data standards; without creating a nightmare of administration and governance that is both unwieldy and unusable? * How can we get business value from our enterprise data? Chapter headings are: * Chapter 1 - Introduction * Chapter 2 - Information and Data * Chapter 3 - Pillars of Value * Chapter 4 - An Overview of Data Modelling * Chapter 5 - Data Architecture * Chapter 6 - The Enterprise Data Model * Chapter 7 - Build the Model one Project at a Time * Chapter 8 - Master Data * Chapter 9 - Data Governance * Chapter 10 - The Enterprise Data Framework This 2nd edition revises the original text to add extra details around key areas such as the enterprise data model framework and the pillars of value. It also improves the quality of the original text.

    • Business & Economics

Enterprise Business Architecture

The Formal Link between Strategy and Results
Author: Ralph Whittle,Conrad B. Myrick
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420000209
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 3208
A critical part of any company's successful strategic planning is the creation of an Enterprise Business Architecture (EBA) with its formal linkages. Strategic research and analysis firms have recognized the importance of an integrated enterprise architecture and they have frequently reported on its increasing value to successful companies. Enterprise Business Architecture: The Formal Link between Strategy and Results explains the approach needed for the development of a formal but pragmatic EBA. Part I introduces EBA concepts and terms, and emphasizes the importance of architectures in reaching business goals. This section challenges you to research and analyze the architectural needs of your business. This analysis enables you to understand both your chosen architecture and the behaviors and discipline needed to maximize its potential. Part II illustrates a high-level approach for building the EBA. It provides you with a richly illustrated case study and guidance for relating the value of this approach to your enterprise. Part III provides suggestions derived from successful engagements that implemented the formal EBA approach with integrated enterprise architectures. This section demonstrates that success does not result from a one-time project, but instead emerges from a new EBA-based corporate behavior.

    • Business & Economics

Architecture Principles

The Cornerstones of Enterprise Architecture
Author: Danny Greefhorst,Erik Proper
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642202797
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 197
View: 4512
Enterprises, from small to large, evolve continuously. As a result, their structures are transformed and extended continuously. Without some means of control, such changes are bound to lead to an overly complex, uncoordinated and heterogeneous environment that is hard to manage and hard to adapt to future changes. Enterprise architecture principles provide a means to direct transformations of enterprises. As a consequence, architecture principles should be seen as the cornerstones of any architecture. In this book, Greefhorst and Proper focus on the role of architecture principles. They provide both a theoretical and a practical perspective on architecture principles. The theoretical perspective involves a brief survey of the general concept of principle as well as an analysis of different flavors of principles. Architecture principles are regarded as a specific class of normative principles that direct the design of an enterprise, from the definition of its business to its supporting IT. The practical perspective on architecture principles is concerned with an approach to the formulation of architecture principles, as well as their actual use in organizations. To illustrate their use in practice, several real-life cases are discussed, an application of architecture principles in TOGAF is included, and a catalogue of example architecture principles is provided. With this broad coverage, the authors target students and researchers specializing in enterprise architecture or business information systems, as well as practitioners who want to understand the foundations underlying their practical daily work.