Organizations that are able to integrate their applications and data sources have a distinct competitive advantage: strategic utilization of company data and technology for greater efficiency and profit. But IT managers attempting integration face daunting challenges--disparate legacy systems; a hodgepodge of hardware, operating systems, and networking technology; proprietary packaged applications; and more. Read on for the SDTimes "Book Watch" review .
"Enterprise Knowledge Management presents an easily adaptable methodology for defining data quality by laying out an economic framework and giving mapping-based approaches to consolidating enterprise knowledge...covers data warehousing, mining and discovery." --Fatbrain.com
Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM) is a set of interrelated techniques and/or activities, systematically applied to maximize a company's investment decisions. This involves a centralized view of all major projects within the organization, viewing them as one portfolio or a set of portfolios being led by functional departments (IT, HR, Finance, Marketing, etc.).
This unique guide and professional reference presents a structured framework for practitioners and students of project, program, and portfolio management to enhance their strategic and analytic capabilities in the evolving discipline of project portfolio management (PPM). It provides a practical, step-by-step approach to building competencies in categorizing, evaluating, optimizing, prioritizing, and managing an IT, pharmaceutical, biotech or other complex R&D-oriented portfolio of investments.
Entity relationship modeling enables us to describe business information (data) and its inherent structure. The entity relationship model is represented as a diagram, known as the entity relationship diagram (ERD). This diagram is used to show our understanding of data and is one of the components of the information architecture. This model is also used in later stages of business system design and development.
If you're afraid your organization is lagging in e-commerce, you're actually in good company. While the media seems to abound in Internet business success stories, the reality is that few companies have made the transition. Even fewer have done it profitably. Nonetheless, sales through e-commerce are predicted to grow to $1.2 trillion by 2002. To capture your share of the action, the time to implement your strategy is now. This book provides a uniquely practical blueprint - one focused on measurable return on investment.