Enterprise Metadata for Reliable Web Applications

Enterprise Metadata for Reliable Web Applications

R.Todd Stephens (BellSouth Corporation, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 49
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-183-4.ch002
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Abstract

This chapter examines the critical task of governing the Web application environment with enterprise metadata methodologies. As organizations move to higher levels of maturity, the ability to manage and understand the entire environment is one of the most critical aspects of the architecture. Metadata can be defined as information pertaining to the Web application environment that the organization defines as critical to the business. Successful metadata management requires a comprehensive strategy and framework which will be presented through historical, current-state, and future perspectives The author expects that by understanding the role of metadata within the Web application environment, researchers will continue to expand the body of knowledge around asset management and overall architecture governance.

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