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Architecture-Centered Information Systems In The Manufacturing Domain - Part II - The Architecture Process
Architecture bridges the semantic gap between the requirements and software. Application software systems must be architected in order to deal with the current

hardware architecture  make changes to the hardware and software components without influencing availability. Methodology for the TSD The Technical System Design (TSD) develops a detailed description of the system in terms of the multiple views. Each of the views is a refinement of the functionality of the COTS products laid over the business processes. Enterprise view - describes the scope and policies of business systems across the enterprise. This view considers all the users of the system in an attempt to normalize the

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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Architecture-Centered Information Systems In The Manufacturing Domain - Part III - Steps in the Architecture Process


Architecture bridges the semantic gap between the requirements and software. Application software systems must be architected in order to deal with the current and future needs of the business organization. Managing software projects using architecture–centered methodologies must be an intentional step in the process of deploying information systems – not an accidental by–product of the software acquisition and integration process.

hardware architecture  multiple concurrent projects involving hardware, software, multiple sites and legacy business systems integration. Mr. Alleman has deep technical and architectural knowledge of a variety of system paradigms including: client/server, CORBA, and web-based systems. He is the Principal Consultant for Niwot Ridge Consulting, Niwot, Colorado, www.niwotridge.com. References - Part III [Abow95] Formalizing Style to Understand Descriptions of Software Architecture, G. Abowd, G. Allen and D. Garland, ACM Read More

How Does Your ERP System Architecture Address Change?


In today’s competitive market, businesses are living in a constant state of change—especially in the services sector, which has to contend with a more fluid “people resource” factor. Yet most installed ERP solutions are falling short. Why are nearly half of all businesses essentially blowing their annual ERP budgets to support change? And what are software vendors doing about it? Find out now, in TEC’s 2008 Market Comparison Report.

hardware architecture  for integration of the hardware environment with application hardware). Usually these integration points address workflow according to service level agreements (SLA) for BPEL standards. In other words, BPEL integrates to a common workflow SLA. Oracle's approach for companies that merge or acquire one another is to integrate the companies' systems using its middleware tools and APIs. The more standard an architecture is, the easier it is to integrate. For example, suppose Company A acquires Company B and Read More

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hardware architecture  integrates data from the hardware layer with existing systems. Source : Infosys Technologies Resources Related to RFID Architecture Strategy : Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) (Wikipedia) RFID Architecture Strategy Architecture Strategy is also known as : Application Architecture Strategy , Architecture Design Strategies , Architecture Marketing Strategies , Brand Architecture Strategy , Data Architecture Strategy , Enterprise Architecture Strategy , Application Architecture Strategy , Information Read More

Tentative Unification in Server I/O Architecture Battle


The Next Generation I/O (NGIO) and Future I/O groups have agreed to unify their efforts to develop the next I/O architecture.

hardware architecture  Unification in Server I/O Architecture Battle Tentative Unification in Server I/O Architecture Battle R.A. Krause - September 3rd, 1999 Event Summary The Next Generation I/O (NGIO) and Future I/O (FIO) groups announced on August 31st, 1999, that they intend to merge their specifications into one, to be used by server and peripheral vendors throughout the industry. The unified architecture will be called System I/O. (NGIO includes Intel, Dell, Sun, Hitachi, NEC and Siemens; FIO was founded by Read More

The Egenera Processing Area Network (PAN) Architecture


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hardware architecture  Egenera Processing Area Network (PAN) Architecture The past decade saw the emergence of the storage area network as a way to centralize, consolidate, and virtualize deployment and management of storage resources. This architecture was developed to address complex problems that arose as storage moved from a central point (the mainframe-based data center) to a distributed model due to growth in departmental systems and applications. Read More

Extending COBOL to SOA, Web Services, and Beyond: A Look at the Architecture with a Mainframe Perspective


In the rush to explore the “next big thing” in software technology, it’s easy to forget the huge investment you’ve already made in mainframe assets. These assets have performed the business functions that they were designed for, but it’s OK to remain open to new solutions too. By leveraging existing assets while moving to a service-based architecture, you can extend your existing business resources while saving money.

hardware architecture  COBOL to SOA, Web Services, and Beyond: A Look at the Architecture with a Mainframe Perspective In the rush to explore the “next big thing” in software technology, it’s easy to forget the huge investment you’ve already made in mainframe assets. These assets have performed the business functions that they were designed for, but it’s OK to remain open to new solutions too. By leveraging existing assets while moving to a service-based architecture, you can extend your existing business Read More

Compaq, HP, IBM, Intel and Microsoft Create New PC Security Alliance


Five key vendors, Compaq, HP, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft have allied together to develop a new hardware and software specification for personal computer security. The alliance has set a goal of publishing a specification proposal by the second half of 2000. It remains to be seen what impact this will have on the rapidly increasing number of information security attacks.

hardware architecture  of developing a new hardware and software specification to enable technology companies to use a more trusted and secure personal computer platform based on common standards. Alliance Chairman, David Chan of Hewlett-Packard says, This workgroup was formed to define the necessary set of capabilities for a security subsystem that would allow a system integrator and solution provider to establish trust on a hardware platform. The Alliance also stated that personal computers lack a standard set of system Read More

7 Steps to Service-oriented Architecture


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hardware architecture  Steps to Service-oriented Architecture Before an organization can truly realize the cost and agility benefits of enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA), there are a few concepts it should know about. By understanding the various stages of SOA adoption and by knowing what technologies are available, an organization will stand a better chance of succeeding in its SOA initiatives. With these seven steps, effective SOA can be realized. Read More

Product Architecture for Product Endurance?


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SOA as a Foundation for Applications and Infrastructure


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hardware architecture  PowerEdge M1000e Modular Enclosure Architecture This white paper details a breakthrough in enterprise server architecture. The enclosure and its components incorporate the latest advances in power, cooling, I/O, and management technologies. These technologies are packed into a highly available rack-dense package that integrates into standard 1000mm-depth racks. This enterprise-class server design is optimized to maximize flexibility and longevity while lowering your total cost of ownership. Read More

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hardware architecture  Based Architecture of Software Configuration Management (SCM) Most software configuration management (SCM) systems rely on metadata annotations to support basic system operations, such as computing the contents of software configurations. With AccuRev, configurations are first-class objects called streams, whose contents aren't defined in terms of metadata annotations at all. AccuRev relies on the chronology of SCM operations, enabling users to leverage the incremental nature of the process. Read More

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