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Praise for Lessons in Grid Computing: The System Is a Mirror "You should not overlook the potential genius in this concept." --Geoffrey Moore, consultant and author, Dealing with Darwin "Since he first identified 'information systems as mirrors of the people who build them' for me, I have seen it operate in many ways. It is a fascinating idea, and a completely new way of thinking about technology." --Sean Moriarty, Chief Operating Officer, Ticketmaster "This book makes for compelling reading--it's easy to become immersed in the stories, and the insights gradually grow in the reader's mind as…mehr

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Praise for Lessons in Grid Computing: The System Is a Mirror "You should not overlook the potential genius in this concept." --Geoffrey Moore, consultant and author, Dealing with Darwin "Since he first identified 'information systems as mirrors of the people who build them' for me, I have seen it operate in many ways. It is a fascinating idea, and a completely new way of thinking about technology." --Sean Moriarty, Chief Operating Officer, Ticketmaster "This book makes for compelling reading--it's easy to become immersed in the stories, and the insights gradually grow in the reader's mind as they take root in the character's minds. This is quite a useful work. The ideas presented here could be quickly put to practical use in any organization." --Mohamed Muhsin, VP and CIO, The World Bank A breakthrough exploration of information systems as mirrors of the people who build them. Packed with truer-than-life stories, stimulating characters, and unique IT analysis, Lessons in Grid Computing: The System Is a Mirror finally declares: * Our systems will not "talk to each other" if our people are not talking to each other * We must transform ourselves to the same degree that we want to transform our systems * To correct problems in our information systems, we must first address the problems between the people that build and support them Discover how to adjust your management style to enable the next generation of technologies with the help of Lessons in Grid Computing: The System Is a Mirror.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Wiley & Sons; Wiley
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 14679010000
  • Seitenzahl: 363
  • Erscheinungstermin: August 2006
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 228mm x 161mm x 32mm
  • Gewicht: 705g
  • ISBN-13: 9780471790105
  • ISBN-10: 0471790109
  • Artikelnr.: 20894591
Autorenporträt
STUART ROBBINS, a senior management consultant and lecturer, is the founder and Executive Director of The CIO Collective, a not-for-profit association of technology executives providing strategic guidance to emerging institutions and initiatives, including Yahoo!, Macromedia, The World Bank, the Federal CIO Council, and numerous venture capital firms on the west coast. Stuart has served on advisory boards for Encentuate, Netscaler/Citrix, DataArt, Morgan Stanley, and Ziff Davis Media, and held senior IT management positions at Cadence Design Systems, Synopsys, Inc., EMC Documentum, and Jamcracker where he served as the company's first CIO. He is a contributing author to CIO Wisdom: Best Practices from Silicon Valley's Leading IT Experts and serves on the editorial board for ISM Journal, a quarterly IT magazine in which he also writes a column entitled "Sustainable Knowledge." He holds a master's degree in fine arts from Warren Wilson College and lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, his son Max, three cats, and a golden retriever.
Inhaltsangabe
Foreword by Geoffrey Moore.Foreword by Thornton May.Acknowledgments.Chapter 1: The Prime TheoremInformation Systems Mirror the People that Build Them.Chapter 2: InterfacesHow They Work and What Happens When They Are Broken.Chapter 3: Relationship ManagementWe Can No Longer Manage the Systems as Single Nodes.Chapter 4: VirtualizationA Natural Stage in the Maturity Cycle of TechnologiesChapter 5: OrchestrationFinding a Sensible Order amid too Many Complications to Count.Chapter 6: ComplexityDatabases, Passwords, Collaboration, Funding, Smashed Atoms, and a Professor.Chapter 7: Distributed ResourcesTwo Types of Diffusion--Compute Resources and Human Capital.Chapter 8: Flash TeamsAnalysis of New Organizational Groups from Several Perspectives.Chapter 9: Network as Narrative FormBasic Building Blocks Connected to Create Various Structures.Chapter 10: IdentityFinding the Needle in the Haystack and Giving It a Name.Chapter 11: Organizational ArchitectureHow We Organize Ourselves Is as Important as What We Say and Do.Chapter 12: (Theory of) Resonant UsabilityEverything Is Moving to the Presentation Layer, Where Humans Interact.Chapter 13: TurbulenceCreating Stability in the Face of Chaotic Disruption.Chapter 14: LibrariesTwo Lives, Two Windows, and the Search for Information.Chapter 15: AbstractionLift Yourself above the Conflicting Details and Look for Similarity.Chapter 16: Insubordination as an AssetWhy You Must Allow Employees to Disagree with Your Decisions.Chapter 17: The ConsortiumThe Multisourced IT Organization and a Software Commons--Our Future.Chapter 18: The EverysphereAn Example of Synchronous Events between "Unrelated" Objects.Chapter 19: Q NarrativesUnderstand the Story and You Will Understand the Business Process.Chapter 20: Leaving FlatlandTo Adjust Somehow after Learning That Your World Has Another Dimension.Chapter 21: We Are the PlatformSome Final Observations about the System and the Mirror.Index.