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Manager's Handbook of Client/Server Computing in Business and Finance

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ISBN-10: 0538726962

ISBN-13: 9780538726962

Edition: 2003

Authors: Joel G. Siegel, Jae K. Shim

List price: $86.95
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This book covers all phases of client/server technology management for the business environment. It provides both breadth and depth of coverage. It focuses not only on the technology aspects of client/server computing, but also on management and business issues. Both technology and business managers will find the book useful in meeting the needs of their organizations. It addresses many of the concerns that business managers and computer professionals encounter in building and maintaining a client server computer environment.
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Book details

List price: $86.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 12/19/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

About the Authors
What This Book Will Do for You
Introduction to Client/Server Computing
What is Client/Server Computing
Defining Client/Server Computing
Client/Server Applications
Examples of Client/Server Computing
Client/Server Technical Issues
Client/Server Business Issues
Client/Server Management Issues
Benefits of Client/Server Computing
Potential Business Applications
Expectations of the Information Technology Department (ITD)
Business Process Reengineering (BPR)
Building and Managing Client/Server Systems
Client/Server Tools
The Software Evaluation Workplan
Why Client/Server Financial Software is Different
Evaluating Vendors and Software
Evaluate the Short List
The Next Step
Network Operating Systems (NOSs)
Characteristics of a NOS
Related Issues
Local Area Networks (LANs)
Wide Area Networks (WANs)
NOS Evolution
Client/Server Architecture
Infrastructure Architecture
Layered Architectures
The Enterprise Network
Distributed Computing
Characteristics of Client/Server Architecture
Client/Server Arrangement in a Post-Scarcity World
Fat Servers and Clients
Presentation-Application-Data Architecture
Client Process
Client/Server Arrangement for Intergalactic Companies
Server Type and Process
Server-to-Server Middleware
Client/Server Model for a One-Person Business
Two-Tier Architecture
Three-Tier Architecture
Two-Tier Versus Three-Tier
Where Three-Tier is N-Tier
Client/Server Business Issues
Vendors of Client/Server Products
What is Middleware?
Middleware Services Required for System Integration
Middleware Classifications
Corba, Com (DCOM), and EJB
Database Access Middleware Architecture
Middleware, TCP/IP, and the Internet
The Rise of Metadata
Choosing Middlware
Critical Middleware Issues
The Future of Middleware
Implementing a Client/Server System
Project Management
Project Planning
Connectivity Pitfalls and Counter-Strategies
Integrating Legacy Systems
Team Management
Allocating Data and Processing Functions
Cooperative and Distributed Processing
Site Preparation
Planning for Snags
Revising the Project Plan
When the System is Completed
Distributed Databases
Distributed Processing
Effect of Network Bandwidth
Mobile and Parallel Computing
Distributed Database Design
Transaction Management
Concurrency Controls
Internet, Intranet, and Extranet
Client/Server and the Internet
Client/Server and Intranets
Web Security
Web Client/Server
Integrating Internet, Intranet, and Extranet
Employee Productivity and Demand for System Resources
Java Essentials
Java Applications and Applets
Data Variables and Calculations
Logic and Loops
Java Class Library
Processing Data in Windowed Applications
Structured Programming
Object-Oriented Programming
Organizational Support and Management
The Client/Server Pilot Project
Enterprise-Wide Client/Server Architecture
Client/Server and Business Reengineering
Client/Server Responsibilities
Protecting Client/Server Networks
Client/Server Security
Vulnerability Testing
Network Security
Secure Sockets Layer