IT Architecture For Dummies

IT Architecture For Dummies

by Kalani Kirk Hausman, Susan L. Cook


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IT Architecture For Dummies by Kalani Kirk Hausman, Susan L. Cook

A solid introduction to the practices, plans, and skillsrequired for developing a smart system architecture

Information architecture combines IT skills with business skillsin order to align the IT structure of an organization with themission, goals, and objectives of its business. This friendlyintroduction to IT architecture walks you through the myriad issuesand complex decisions that many organizations face when setting upIT systems to work in sync with business procedures.

Veteran IT professional and author Kirk Hausman explains thebusiness value behind IT architecture and provides you with anaction plan for implementing IT architecture procedures in anorganization. You'll explore the many challenges that organizationsface as they attempt to use technology to enhance their business'sproductivity so that you can gain a solid understanding of theelements that are required to plan and create an architecture thatmeets specific business goals.

  • Defines IT architecture as a blend of IT skills and businessskills that focuses on business optimization, businessarchitecture, performance management, and organizationalstructure
  • Uncovers and examines every topic within IT architectureincluding network, system, data, services, application, andmore
  • Addresses the challenges that organizations face whenattempting to use information technology to enable profitabilityand business continuity

While companies look to technology more than ever to enhanceproductivity, you should look to IT Architecture For Dummiesfor guidance in this field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470554234
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/09/2010
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 364
Sales rank: 631,323
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kalani Kirk Hausman is a specialist in enterprisearchitecture, security, information assurance, business continuity,and regulatory compliance.

Susan L. Cook is a Senior IT Policy and Security ProgramsAdministrator and a former compliance auditor. Both are employed byTexas A&M University.

Table of Contents


Part I: Developing the Architecture.

Chapter 1: Planning for Enterprise Realignment.

Chapter 2: Exploring Tasks, Roles, and Tools.

Chapter 3: Pondering Platform Pros and Cons.

Part II: Defining the Role of IT Architecture.

Chapter 4: Reducing Complexity through Standardization andConsolidation.

Chapter 5: Planning Enterprise Information Security.

Chapter 6: Complying with Mandates and Managing Risk

Part III: Creating an Enterprise Culture.

Chapter 7: Developing Identity and Access ManagementStrategies.

Chapter 8: Developing a Network Culture through CollaborationSolutions.

Chapter 9: Reviewing Communication Methods.

Part IV: Developing an Extended Network Enterprise.

Chapter 10: Managing Data Storage.

Chapter 11: Managing Application Development.

Chapter 12: Planning for the Mobile Enterprise.

Part V: Obtaining Value beyond the Basic Enterprise.

Chapter 13: Virtualizing Enterprise Systems.

Chapter 14: Facilitating High-Performance Computing.

Chapter 15: Enabling Green IT.

Part VI: Protecting the Enterprise.

Chapter 16: Planning Technology Updates.

Chapter 17: Planning Security Strategies.

Chapter 18: Planning Business Continuity and DisasterRecovery.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Challenges for Redesigning an ExistingEnterprise.

Chapter 20: Ten “Low-Hanging Fruit”Opportunities.



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