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The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture: A Systems-Based Approach for Unlocking Business Insight 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 007-6092045878
ISBN-10: 0137035713
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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

About the Author

Mario Godinez, Executive IT Architect and IBM Senior Certified IT Architect (SCITA) within IBM’s Worldwide Information On Demand Architecture team, has spent 15+ years helping IBM customers architect and implement complex enterprise solutions.

Eberhard Hechler is an IBM Executive IT Architect and SCITA within the IBM Information Management Advanced Engagement Team and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.

Klaus Koenig, an IBM Distinguished Engineer, leads major IBM initiatives in Cloud Computing, Green IT, service lifecycle management, and IT process automation.

Steve Lockwood works in the IBM Software Group as an Executive Architect and IBM SCITA and has 20 years experience in building information-related solutions.

Martin Oberhofer works in the IBM Software Group as an Architect for Enterprise Information Architecture with clients worldwide.

Michael Schroeck, a partner and the Global Business Intelligence (BI) and Information on Demand (IOD) Leader for IBM, Global Business Services, specializes in designing and implementing large, complex BI/IOD solutions.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: IBM Press; 1 edition (April 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0137035713
  • ISBN-13: 978-0137035717
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #928,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is one of the most confusing books about EA that I have ever read or purchased. The book is full of jargons about the jargons. It's repetitive and IBM centric. There is nothing unlocking on Business Insight about this book. It's probably a good reference material on terminologies and concept interpretation of IBM's way of EA. Not a book I will recommend for a novice or someone interested in grasping the entire meaning of Enterprise Architecture. It's not worth the price in my opinion. STAY AWAY from it.
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This book is a mature book on Enterprise Information Architecture. By mature I mean thorough and packed with wisdom gained through experience. I am a member of the Microsoft camp. I have been for a long time now, and I have no intention of switching to IBM, but I wish Microsoft would be producing books like this that included their technology. Microsoft may able to in a few years, but they are no where close to being this mature with their Enterprise Architecture tools now. The Microsoft MDM tools are showing signs of improvement with Denali, but they still have a way to go before the product is a competitor to the IBM MDM stack.

This is one of the best real world Enterprise Information Architecture books I have read. It starts off with a few chapters that go into great detail introducing and defining Enterprise Information Architecture. It then has individual chapters that detail the individual topics. They include A Conceptual and Logical View, Component Model, Operational Model, New Delivery Models: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Information Integration, Intelligent Utility Networks, Enterprise Metadata Management , Master Data Management , Web 2.0 World, Dynamic Warehousing, and New Trends in Business Analytics and Optimization.

This book does an excellent job of making the case for architecture in the enterprise. The concept of architecture is hard enough to sell on individual software development projects, but on an enterprise level it is usually treated as a four letter word and the word is not "good". So many places today have what they call an Enterprise Architecture group, but rarely do they do anything that has to do with Enterprise Architecture. If you curious as to what they should be doing, read this book.

The book references maturity models frequently.
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I had to purchase this book for a course. Perhaps the book is meant for those more experienced in EA. As a novice to EA this book was confusing and a painful read. I gave up reading the chapters and used other books on EA to complete the course. If you're a novice to EA there are other books available that explain this subject better.
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Was required to purchase this book for a Master's level course. Having read through the first five chapters, I am no more impressed with IBM as an organization, as I was before I started reading it. I personally find the style of writing employed by these authors to be rather painful. Similar to my own experiences working with IBM global services, over the last several years as a client, they seem to say a lot of nothing...repeatedly. I'd suggest saving your money and pickup another book on the subject, but there really aren't any...
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Incredibly difficult book to read. The books is obsessed and frequently over uses adjectives and needless words to explain topics yet somehow still manages to be abstract and provides very little examples. The kindle version uses locations instead of pages and it was easily tens of thousands of locations long. Made it incredibly difficult to find things. In all of my 6 years of college. This was the worst textbook to read so far.
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I gave the "5-star" rating not that I love the book, but that it met my expectations for a class I am taking. This is required text and was cheaper and certainly faster on delivery than any other store.
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A colleague made the comment in a meeting recently that people at IBM seem to have substituted acronyms for thinking. To whatever extent this is true, this book can be used as evidence. It is as though the authors had a stack of index cards with acronyms written on them and kept moving them around in patterns that made some vague sense at a high level. Whenever a meaningful phrase can be reduced to a meaningless acronym, they do it. In other words, it sounds like it was written by their sales force. Not useful for serious hands-on systems architects.
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