Microsoft Backoffice is an integrated family of server applications that was designed to be the core of an information network in much the same way that Microsoft Office provides PC users with a suite of applications designed to work together.
This book gives technical managers and network administrators a foundation for making benefits of technology understandable to Line-of-Business Leaders. It also provides CFO's, LOB leaders and MIS Managers an overview of what business problems Microsoft BackOffice can solve. If you can tell LOB leaders how your technical solution will solve their business problem, then you will get the budget you need to implement technology. It is that simple.
In this book, we show you how to take a business perspective to analyzing requirements, designing a technical architecture and implementing technology. If you want to lead the charge to Microsoft Windows 2000, then you MUST LEARN the strategies and soft skills described in this book. Technical skills will not be enough for you to succeed! If you need to know how to configure something , read the Microsoft Resource Kits, or get Microsoft Certified training at a CTEC with real-world experience like ours. Learning technology is easy... dealing with the realities of enterprise technical architecture isn't, but we give you the tools and processes to make it easier.
Plan, deploy, manage, and optimize Microsoft BackOffice®-enterprise-wide!
Finally, there's a practical guide to solving real business problems with Microsoft BackOffice! In this book, three top consultants walk you step-by-step through planning, implementing, and optimizing Microsoft BackOffice in the enterprise. Start with a close look at the challenges of planning enterprise architectures-including aligning technology with business goals and avoiding client/server development pitfalls. Next, review unique issues facing Microsoft BackOffice architects, such as:
You'll find comprehensive coverage of Microsoft BackOffice system and network management and testing. You'll preview the future of Windows NT-including highly-robust, cost-effective Windows NT-based virtual private networks. Best of all, you'll gain invaluable insight into the critical staffing, skills assessment, change management, teamwork, and political skills Microsoft BackOffice demands. Never before has so much independent Microsoft BackOffice experience been squeezed into one book!
The accompanying CD-ROM includes comprehensive tools for Microsoft BackOffice technical architecture planning-many of them exclusive to this book!