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Issue 3 • Date Jan.-Feb. 2006

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  • [Front cover]

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  • IEEE Computer Society Celebrates Two 60-Year Anniversaries

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  • IT Professional 2006 Editorial Calendar

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  • Table of contents

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  • Masthead

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  • Correlation and diamonds used to confound intrusion

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  • Transitional architectures for enterprise evolution

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    Most IT architecture projects start with long, expensive effort to define the current state followed by the production of an abundant set of future-state blueprints. This paper introduced the idea of change within the architecture process. By following this approach, you will quickly learn which areas you need to focus on before moving forward with the architecture models and blueprints. The method also yields several important benefits, including a focus on delivering architecture features that matter most to the business; effective mitigation, expectation management, and requirements traceability; and lower costs View full abstract»

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  • IT finds its calling: leading corporate productivity

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    The role of the corporate IT has steadily evolved over the past 25 years. Unfortunately, most executives know neither where IT fits in their organization nor what it should be doing. To maximize corporate productivity, IT departments must recast themselves to do what they were meant to do: Understand all factions (including customers) within a company and how they should interact, ensure that all required information is available exactly when and where it is needed, make it easy for customers to do business with the company, and take a proactive role in implementing this vision throughout the company View full abstract»

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  • Empowering the content experts

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    This paper describes an innovative IT platform, called Locosp, that is the result of an ongoing industrial research project that involves several multidisciplinary partners from automotive manufacturing, software engineering, distributed systems, and business process management. The platform is essentially an IT infrastructure modeled after service-oriented architecture principles, which enforce the loose coupling of software agents and help close the gap between an enterprise's newer models and its legacy IT systems. This paper focuses on Locosp's overall architecture and the services offered to the main contractor's project manager through an extension of GanttProject, an open source project management client View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Information

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  • An intelligent service layer upgrades environmental information management

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    A service-oriented architecture has been developed that addresses the shortcomings of the typical environmental management information system (EIMS). Called AISLE, it is an adaptive intelligent service layer for environmental information management that mediates between existing environmental data providers and actual end-user applications that require preprocessed data streams from the sources. AISLE uses agent-oriented software engineering with service-oriented primitives to deliver on-time, enriched information ot its end without human intervention. The AISLE approach paves the way for environmental institutes to incorporate dissemination services and shows the potential of service-oriented architectures in operational decision making, data fusion, and dissemination of environmental information View full abstract»

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  • Secure-system design methods: evolution and future directions

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    It is important for IT professionals to realize that employing information security solutions requires careful and systematic planning. To aid in the planning process, researchers and practitioners have proposed several secure-systems design methods. This paper describes the evolution of these methods and their respective strengths and weaknesses View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Distributed Systems Online - Information

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  • Voluntary employee turnover: why IT professionals leave

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    A study was conducted to determine the reasons for the steady rise in voluntary employee turnover, particularly in the US IT industry. The study focused on the potential differences between Generation X IT workers and others. The study found that many employees leave mainly because of distrust between management and employees. To fix this problem and counter voluntary turnover, open two-way communication must flow between IT employees and senior management. Leaders must listen to the concerns of valued employees about new technologies and provide a voice for employees to contribute to the organization's future. Without these improvements, an organization risks considerable costs that it can ill afford in highly competitive business environments View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Digital Library Packages for Institutions

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  • Resources

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  • Security and Privacy Subscription Information [advertisement]

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  • SEOnline Software Engineering Online Information

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  • IEEE Computer Society Membership [advertisement]

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  • 2006 IEEE Computer Society Professional Membership/Subscription Application

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  • Call for Award Nominations: Help Us Recognize Computing's Most Prestigious Contributors

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  • CIOs Discuss the Role of IT in Organizational Change

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    Once looked upon as a back-ffice enabler, IT now is an important part of the business and stratetgic plan of many companies. View full abstract»

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