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  • Copyright 2010
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 480
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-703571-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-703571-7

Architecture for the Intelligent Enterprise: Powerful New Ways to Maximize the Real-time Value of Information

Tomorrow’s winning “Intelligent Enterprises” will bring together far more diverse sources of data, analyze it in more powerful ways, and deliver immediate insight to decision-makers throughout the organization. Today, however, most companies fail to apply the information they already have, while struggling with the complexity and costs of their existing information environments.

In this book, a team of IBM’s leading information management experts guide you on a journey that will take you from where you are today toward becoming an “Intelligent Enterprise.”

Drawing on their extensive experience working with enterprise clients, the authors present a new, information-centric approach to architecture and powerful new models that will benefit any organization. Using these strategies and models, companies can systematically unlock the business value of information by delivering actionable, real-time information in context to enable better decision-making throughout the enterprise–from the “shop floor” to the “top floor.”

Coverage Includes

  • Highlighting the importance of Dynamic Warehousing
  • Defining your Enterprise Information Architecture from conceptual, logical, component, and operational views
  • Using information architecture principles to integrate and rationalize your IT investments, from Cloud Computing to Information Service Lifecycle Management
  • Applying enterprise Master Data Management (MDM) to bolster business functions, ranging from compliance and risk management to marketing and product management
  • Implementing more effective business intelligence and business performance optimization, governance, and security systems and processes
  • Understanding “Information as a Service” and “Info 2.0,” the information delivery side of Web 2.0

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The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture: A Conceptual and Logical View

The Imperative for a New Approach to Information Architecture

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Ron Tolido  xix

Foreword by Dr. Kristof Kloeckner  xxi

Preface  xxiii

Acknowledgments  xxix

About the Authors  xxxi

Chapter 1 The Imperative for a New Approach to Information Architecture  1

1.1 External Forces: A New World of Volume, Variety, and Velocity  3

1.1.1 An Increasing Volume of Information  3

1.1.2 An Increasing Variety of Information  4

1.1.3 An Increasing Velocity of Information  4

1.2 Internal Information Environment Challenges  5

1.3 The Need for a New Enterprise Information Architecture  5

1.3.1 Leading the Transition to a Smarter Planet  6

1.4 The Business Vision for the Information-Enabled Enterprise  7

1.5 Building an Enterprise Information Strategy and the Information Agenda  12

1.5.1 Enterprise Information Strategy  13

1.5.2 Organizational Readiness and Information Governance  15

1.5.3 Information Infrastructure  16

1.5.4 Information Agenda Blueprint and Roadmap  17

1.6 Best Practices in Driving Enterprise Information Planning Success  19

1.6.1 Aligning the Information Agenda with Business Objectives  19

1.6.2 Getting Started Smartly  19

1.6.3 Maintaining Momentum  20

1.6.4 Implementing the Information Agenda  20

1.7 Relationship to Other Key Industry and IBM Concepts  20

1.8 The Roles of Business Strategy and Technology  22

1.9 References  22

Chapter 2 Introducing Enterprise Information Architecture  23

2.1 Terminology and Definitions  23

2.1.1 Enterprise Architecture  25

2.1.2 Conceptual Approach to EAI Reference Architecture  27

2.2 Methods and Models  36

2.2.1 Architecture Methodology  36

2.2.2 Information Maturity Model  38

2.3 Enterprise Information Architecture Reference Architecture in Context  41

2.3.1 Information On Demand  41

2.3.2 Information Agenda Approach  42

2.3.3 The Open Group Architecture Framework  44

2.3.4 Service-Oriented Architecture and Information as a Service  47

2.4 Conclusion  50

2.5 References  51

Chapter 3 Data Domains, Information Governance, and Information Security  53

3.1 Terminology and Definitions  53

3.2 Data Domains  55

3.2.1 Classification Criteria of the Conceptual Data Model  56

3.2.2 The Five Data Domains  60

3.2.3 Information Reference Model  63

3.3 IT Governance and Information Governance  64

3.4 Information Security and Information Privacy  67

3.4.1 Information Security  67

Appendix

Appendix A: Software Product Mapping

Appendix B: Standards and Specifications

Appendix C: Regulations

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