Enterprise Knowledge Clouds: Architecture and Technologies



This chapter outlines the architectural foundations of Enterprise Knowledge Clouds (EKC) (Delic & Riley, describing the underlying technological fabrics and then pointing at the key capabilities of the (hypothetical) intelligent enterprise operating in constantly evolving, dynamic market conditions. Our aim is to give readers of this chapter a better understanding of knowledge cloud architectural aims and practical insights into EKC technological components. Thanks to knowledge, the enterprise will know more, will act better and react sooner in changing environment conditions, ultimately improving its performance and enabling it to show better behaviour and measurable improvements.


Cloud Computing Business Enterprise Enterprise Architecture Public Cloud Private Cloud 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hewlett-Packard Co.New YorkUSA

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