Distributed Enterprise Systems
“Advances in computing technology and the rapid evolution of mobile technologies are changing the way today’s computing systems are being used to meet ever more demanding business needs. Existing models of managing computing resources are quickly evolving to cloud computing- and service oriented-based architectures.
A variety of new opportunities and competitive pressures are driving the trend toward these technologies. Corporate restructuring—mergers, acquisitions, and consolidations—requires the integration of disparate systems. Applications are being downsized from expensive mainframes and dedicated data centers to both public and private cloud-based architectures that are much more cost effective, scalable, and manageable. The explosion of electronic and mobile commerce is today’s biggest driver for developing new types of systems. How systems are designed can significantly influence system performance, usability, and maintenance.”
Valacich, J. S., & George, J. F. (2017). Modern systems analysis and design (8th ed.). Boston: Pearson.
- Read: Chapter 12 in Modern Systems Analysis and Design
- Participate in this week’s class and online discussions
- Complete written assignment 13.1 (WA-13.1)
- Complete practical assignment 13.1 (PA-13.1)
- Complete Quiz 13
- Distinguish between file server and client/server environments, contrasting how each is used in a LAN.
- Describe cloud computing and other current trends that help organizations address IS infrastructure-related challenges.
- Describe standards shaping the design of Internet-based systems, options for ensuring Internet design consistency, site management issues influencing customer loyalty, trustworthiness, and security.
- LAN / Client-Server Systems
- Cloud Computing
- Designing Internet Systems