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Network-Centric Service-Oriented Enterprise


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About this book


There is a major effort underway in the area of network-centric operations that promises to redefine networking applications. These applications have the potential to raise Enterprise operational efficiency to a whole new level. Following the successful invention of TCP/IP and the Internet, which have tremendous economic impacts on our society, the Department of Defense (DoD) is initiating a new IT revolution, based on Global Information Grid (GIG) model, with a focus on performance outcomes of organizational adaptation, survival, and competence. To ignore this technological trend of converging business and process management would be to jeopardize our competitive edge.

The emergence of Enterprise services has triggered a major paradigm shift in distributed computing: from Object-Oriented Architecture (OOA) to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). As the need grows to incorporate and exchange information across wire-line and wireless networks, so grows the necessity to establish an infrastructure for high-distribution communities in a timely and safe manner. Network-Centric Service-Oriented Enterprise (NSCOE) is seen as heralding the next generation of mainstream Enterprise-business information collaboration solution that can enforce information and decision superiority in the decentralized, loosely-coupled, and highly interoperable service environments. Network-Centric Service Oriented Enterprise establishes a system-of-systems (SoS) view of information technologies, offering a synergistic combination of data and information-processing capacity upon an innovative networked-management framework.


E-Business Enterprise Information Management Global Information Grid (GIG) Monitor Network Centric Operations (NCO) SOA Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Service Oriented Enterprise (SOE) System of Systems (SoS) architecture distributed computing knowledge management quality management

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.AcuMaestro, Inc.USA

About the authors

William Y. Chang, co-author of "Service Assurance for Voice over WiFi and 3G Networks," is a founder of AcuMaestro, Inc., and has over twenty years of consulting, engineering, and development experience in telecommunications, financial, and defense industries.

Mr. Chang’s credentials reflect a career of blending leading-edge solution quality with system engineering, deep-information management, telecommunications technologies, mobile-service creation and operation, and commercial software-product development. Currently, he serves as a Lead System Integrator and Technical Consultant in the Future Combat System (FCS) Division at Boeing. His affiliations include: Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where he was Principal Systems Engineer with the Tactical Systems and Solutions business unit; AcuMaestro, as their Chief Technology Officer; Bell Communications Research (now Telcordia), where he was the Principal Systems Engineer of the Next Generation Network OSS Engineering Group; Bell Laboratories, as a software-architecture consultant for the AT&T Customer Network Management solution and federal government network management system (FTS2000); Tandem Computer Corporation, where he provided engineering consultation for a distributed-banking solution; and Unisys Corporation, where he was a firmware engineer in the intelligent-terminal development group. He holds a Master of Arts in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and is pursuing a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering.

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