Re Robertsons 10 principles easier or harder to apply in the context of a network?

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 demandis 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-centricconcerns, that constitute the day-to-day preoccupations of IT managers.

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Re Robertsons 10 principles easier or harder to apply in the context of a network?

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 demandis 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-centricconcerns, that constitute the day-to-day preoccupations of IT managers.

Your task in this essay is to bring net-centric ideas to these people-centric problems. When you have reviewed material in Net-Centric computing and related issues, and consulted any other material that seems helpful to you, please write a 3 paper discussing the question:

Are Robertsons 10 principles easier or harder to apply in the context of a network?