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Continuous Computing Technologies for Enhancing Business Continuity

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Continuous Computing Technologies for Enhancing Business Continuity provides an in-depth and scientific-based explanation of business continuity (BC), business continuity management (BCM), and continuous computing technologies (CCT). This authoritative reference source identifies a methodological framework, implementation strategies, and guideline for managers for integrating BCM into organizational management.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Dedication
  3. Foreword
  4. Preface
  5. Acknowledgment
  6. Business Computing in the Internet Era
    1. CHAPTER OVERVIEW
    2. BUSINESS AND BUSINESS COMPUTING
    3. BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
    4. BUSINESS PRESSURES AND ORGANIZATION IT-BASED RESPONSES
    5. BUSINESS RISKS IN INTERNET ERA
    6. CHAPTER SUMMARY
  7. REFERENCES
    1. REAL WORLD CASES: EXAMPLES OF IT-RELATED BUSINESS RISKS
    2. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  8. Economics of Downtime
    1. CHAPTER OVERVIEW
    2. DOWNTIME AND UPTIME
    3. PLANNED AND UNPLANNED DOWNTIME
    4. CHAPTER SUMMARY
  9. REFERENCES
    1. REAL WORLD CASE STUDY
    2. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  10. Business Continuity and Business Continuity Drivers
    1. CHAPTER OVERVIEW
    2. BUSINESS CONTINUITY: INTRODUCTION
    3. MAIN FRAMEWORK FOR THE BOOK
    4. BUSINESS CONTINUITY DRIVERS AND CONTINUOUS COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES: MAIN FRAMEWORK
    5. CHAPTER SUMMARY
  11. REFERENCES
    1. REAL WORLD CASES
    2. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  12. Information Architectures for Business Continuity
    1. CHAPTER OVERVIEW
    2. INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE
    3. NEW INFORMATION ARCHITECTURES AND COMPUTING PARADIGMS
    4. CHAPTER SUMMARY
  13. REFERENCES
    1. REAL WORLD CASES
    2. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  14. Server Operating Environment and Business Continuity Drivers
    1. CHAPTER OVERVIEW
    2. ENTERPRISE SERVERS
    3. SERVER CONFIGURATIONS OF MAJOR SERVER VENDORS
    4. PC-LIKE INTEL/AMD PROCESSORS-BASED SERVERS
    5. APPLE MACINTOSH SERVERS
    6. CHOOSING A SERVER FOR BUSINESS CONTINUANCE
    7. CHAPTER SUMMARY
  15. REFERENCES
    1. REAL WORD CASES
    2. SABRE BIDS MAINFRAME ADIEU WITH UNIX MOVE
    3. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  16. Server Operating Systems
    1. CHAPTER OVERVIEW
    2. THE BASICS OF SERVER OPERATING SYSTEMS
    3. SERVERWARE
    4. INTEGRATED APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT AND WEB PROGRAMMING TOOLS
    5. INTEGRATED DRIVERS: AVAILABILITY, RELIABILITY, SCALABILITY, AND HIGH-PERFORMANCE DRIVERS
    6. INTEGRATED COMPATIBILITY, CONNECTIVITY, AND INTEROPERABILITY DRIVERS
    7. INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY DRIVERS
    8. INTEGRATED BUNDLED SERVERS AND DBMS-BASED SERVERWARE FEATURES
    9. CHAPTER SUMMARY
  17. REFERENCES
    1. REAL WORLD CASES
    2. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    3. ENDNOTE
  18. Advanced Server Technologies for Business Continuity
    1. CHAPTER OVERVIEW
    2. FAULT TOLERANCE AND DISASTER TOLERANCE TECHNOLOGIES
    3. SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
    4. SERVER MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
    5. CHAPTER SUMMARY
  19. REFERENCES
    1. REAL WORLD CASES
    2. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  20. Choosing the Server Operating Platform for Business Continuity
    1. CHAPTER OVERVIEW
    2. FRAMEWORK FOR SELECTION
    3. SERVER OPERATING SYSTEMS' MAIN ATTRIBUTES
    4. SELECTION CRITERIA
    5. SOME EMPIRICAL STUDIES ON THE PERFORMANCES OF SERVER OPERATING SYSTEMS
    6. CHAPTER SUMMARY
  21. REFERENCES
    1. REAL WORLD CASES
    2. METHODOLOGY
    3. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  22. System Administration and System Administrator's Role in Business Continuity
    1. CHAPTER OVERVIEW
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION ON UNIX (HP-UX)1
    4. NETWORK CONFIGURATIONS AND SETTINGS
    5. CONFIGURING THE GATEWAY
    6. GUI-BASED SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION ON HP-UX
    7. ADVANCED SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION TOOLS AND ROUTINES ON HP-UX FOR HIGH AVAILABILITY
    8. OTHER IT-PROFESSIONALS FOR BUSINESS CONTINUITY
    9. CHAPTER SUMMARY
    10. REAL WORLD CASES
    11. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    12. ENDNOTE
  23. Backup and Recovery Technologies for Business Continuity
    1. CHAPTER OVERVIEW
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKUP AND RECOVERY: CONCEPTS AND TECHNOLOGIES
    4. TAPE-BASED BACKUP
    5. INTEGRATED BACKUP SOLUTIONS FOR BUSINESS CONTINUITY
    6. APPLICATION SOFTWARE FOR BACKUP AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS
    7. CHAPTER SUMMARY
  24. REFERENCES
    1. REAL WORLD CASES
    2. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  25. Advanced Storage Technologies for Business Continuity
    1. CHAPTER OVERVIEW
    2. DAS, SAN, AND NAS
    3. RAID TECHNOLOGY
    4. MIRRORING AND DATA REPLICATION
    5. DATA VAULTING
    6. CONTINUOUS DATA PROTECTION
    7. CLUSTERING
    8. DATA RECOVERY
    9. CHAPTER SUMMARY
  26. REFERENCES
    1. REAL WORLD CASES
    2. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  27. Networking Technologies for Business Continuity
    1. CHAPTER OVERVIEW
    2. NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE AND NETWORK DOWNTIME
    3. NETWORKED BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, VIRTUAL BUSINESS
    4. NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES (DATA COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES)
    5. CHAPTER SUMMARY
  28. REFERENCES
    1. REAL WORLD CASES
    2. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  29. Business Continuity Management
    1. CHAPTER OVERVIEW
    2. THE SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE OF BUSINESS CONTINUITY: EXTENDED CHURCHMAN'S DEFINITION
    3. INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT (BCM)
    4. BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN AND DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN
    5. CERT (COMPUTER EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM)
    6. STANDARDS AND LEGISLATION RELATED TO RISK MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT
    7. STANDARDS FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY MANAGEMENT
    8. THE BASEL II REGULATIONS1
    9. THE GARTNER'S BASEL II APPLICATION SOFTWARE MAGIC QUADRANT
    10. CHAPTER SUMMARY
  30. REFERENCES
    1. REAL WORLD CASES
    2. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    3. ENDNOTE
  31. Business Continuity for Business Agility
    1. CHAPTER OVERVIEW
    2. INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS AGILITY
    3. INFORMATION ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES AND BUSINESS AGILITY
    4. AGILITY DRIVERS
    5. MANAGER'S COMPUTING DEVICES, DATA ACCESS TECHNOLOGY, AND BUSINESS AGILITY
    6. CHAPTER SUMMARY
  32. REFERENCES
    1. REAL WORLD CASES
    2. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  33. About the Author
  34. Index