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Sustainable Enterprise Architectureby Kirk Hausman
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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.
Book News Annotation:
This work addresses network enterprise architecture processes and issues; it does not address specific technologies or vendor products. It is intended for anyone charged with coordinating enterprise architectural design in a small, medium, or large organization, including enterprise architects, technology managers, chief information officers, project managers, instructors and trainers for IT architectural practices, and students of technology trades. The book begins with coverage of common considerations for all enterprises. Coverage then progresses from the impact of enterprise architecture though enterprise planning, managing identity, sharing and storing information, mobile and remote access, making connections, virtualization, security, and recovering from disaster. The book also briefly examines emerging enterprise network technologies and strategies, such as green computing and grid and cluster computing. Hausman specializes in enterprise architecture and IT governance at Texas A&M University. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Providing guidance that can be applied to an enterprise of any scale, this book supplies IT practitioners with the tools needed to present enterprise architecture concepts to non-technical stakeholders. Rather than focusing on a single governance framework, the text explains how to develop successful and sustainable enterprise deployments in any setting. Coverage includes general security practices, common threats, storage mechanisms, and the impact of virtualization. The author presents functional considerations for developing and maintaining extended enterprise networks using practices tested in large scale enterprise settings.
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