Aligning Business and IT with Metadata: The Financial Services Way
John Wiley & Sons, 20 août 2007 - 310 pages
Financial services institutions like international banks andinsurance companies frequently need to adapt to changes in theirenvironments, yet manage risk and ensure regulatory compliance.
The author Hans Wegener reveals how metadata can be used toachieve a successful and technological evolution.
This unique approach is divided into three parts to:
Wegener firstly illustrates the peculiarities of both metadatamanagement and the financial services industry. He combines both,puts them into context of use, and explains where and how thismakes life difficult, as well as where and how value is created.This enables the reader to understand the impact of metadatamanagement on his/her organization, its typical side effects,necessities, and benefits.
The book then goes onto reveal how different crosscuttingconcerns managed in large financial corporations (change, risk, andcompliance management) can revolutionize business by supportingthem with metadata management. This provides a blueprint to be usedin strategic planning. Finally, the mechanics of three importantpractical areas are discussed in-depth, namely managing evolution,quality, and sustainability. This provides helpful scripts forpractitioners to be used in real-life.