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REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE PAPER:
The idea of Net-Centric computing is a relatively recent formulation, although in many ways it revisits the old architecture of mainframes and terminals. The WikiPedia definition is short and to the point:
"A net-centric environment is one in which users and local applications depend upon common services for functionality and data. Users can access applications and data through web services. This provides an information
environment that comprises interoperable computing and communication components. A net-centric environment exploits advancing technology to move from an application-centric to a data-centric paradigm."
It is clear that this perspective commands a lot of interest and has some powerful forces behind it, not the least of which is the US Department of Defense. But it is also clear that like many powerful concepts, it is capable of being interpreted in so many different ways that its functional meaning is frequently obscure. To say, as one analyst has described it, that "the underlying principle of net-centric computing is that of an intelligent distributed environment where applications and data are available on demand" is to promise a great deal, but none of it particularly specific.
As in so many other areas, the problem is that systems have to be to be used by people. James Robertson has written a provocative article on 10 principles of effective information management
(KM. 1 November 2005), that cogently describes what might be described as "people-centric" concerns, that constitute the day-to-day preoccupations of IT managers.
Your task in this module is to bring net-centric ideas to these people-centric problems. When you have reviewed the material in the background information
regarding Net-Centric computing and related issues, and consulted any other material that seems helpful to you, please write a 3-5 paper discussing the question:
Are Robertson's 10 principles easier or harder to apply in the context of a network?
Case assignment expectations:
from the modular background readings as well as any good quality resource you can find. Please cite all sources and provide a reference list at the end of your paper.
LENGTH: 3-5 pages typed and double-spaced.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
1.Your ability to demonstrate your understanding of information management
within net-centric systems;
2.Some in-text references to modular background readings (APA formatting not required)
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