Table of Contents：
I. AUTONOMIC BEGINNINGS.
1. Autonomic Attributes and The Grand
Introduction. Definitions. A Quick Guide to the
Human Autonomic Nervous System. E-Business on Demand. Autonomic Computing
Elements. Self-Configuring. Self-Optimizing. Self-Healing. Self-Protecting. Open
Standards. Autonomic Computing-Why Now? Is Autonomic Computing New? What Happens
if It Does Not Change? Creating the Autonomic Culture. Why Is a Culture
Important? Is Autonomic Computing Working Today? Same Soup-Different Flavor.
Summary and Conclusions. Notes.
2. Complexity-In All Its Forms.
Introduction. Some Examples of Our Complex
Society. Cartoons Are Simple. Software Complexity and Disasters. What Is
Complexity? A Complexity Case Study-IBM. IBM Transformation-A Summary of
Results. Complexity in It. Simplifying the It Infrastructure. Autonomic
Computing: One Answer to Complexity. Complexity-The Enemy of CIOS. It Complexity
Transformation. The Cost of It Complexity. Corporate Complexity Assessment.
Goals. Infrastructure Assessments. Summary and Conclusions. Recommended Reading.
3. Autonomic Products and
Introduction. IBM'S DB2 Database Management
System. DB2 Today. Future Autonomic Functionality in DB2 Releases. Autevo from
Intamission. Autonomic Space Systems. Summary and Conclusions.
II. INDUSTRY DEMAND.
4. The It Industry-An Engine Of Growth and
Introduction. A Snapshot Introduction. It
Industry Segment Fundamentals. The Software Generations. The Fifth
Generation-Almost. The Internet-From Whence It Came. Slower Economy-Smaller It
Budgets. Software Predictions. Predictions for 2004 and Beyond. IBM and on
Demand. Summary and Conclusions. Notes.
5. Fast and Faster.
Introduction. Life at Internet Speed. No
Patience? Moore's Law. Speed In Business. Summary and Conclusions. Notes.
6. Human Capital.
Introduction. U.S. Population Growth and
Employment Trends. Occupation Growth. The Dynamics of the It Labor Market.
Origins of It Staff Shortages. High-Tech Visas and Legislation. Costs Of the It
Recruitment Crisis. Current It Unemployment. It Skills Development. Keys To a
Successful Skills Management Endeavor. Skills Management for Autonomic
Computing. Summary and Conclusions. Notes.
7. The New Agenda-E-Business on Demand.
Introduction. E-Business on Demand Challenges.
E-Business on Demand Operating Environment. The Emergence of the E-Business on
Demand Enterprise. A Brief History of E-Business on Demand. E-Business on
Demand, A Case Study-Teinos. The New Reality: E-Business on Demand Is Here To
Stay. What the New Agenda Requires. Summary and Conclusions.
III. AUTONOMIC COMPUTING-MORE DETAIL.
8. AC Architectures.
Introduction. Control Loops. Autonomic Component
Description. Autonomic Manager Collaboration. Autonomic Manager Development.
Architectures-As Is And To Be. Summary and Conclusions.
9. Autonomic Computing and Open Standards.
Introduction. A Brief History of Open Standards.
A Case for Open Standards-Department of Homeland Security. Types Of
Standards-Proprietary versus Open. Web Services Interoperability Standards
Organization. Important Standards for Autonomic Computing. New Standards for
Autonomic Computing. Open Standards and the IBM Portfolio. The E-Business on
Demand Service Provider Business. NGOSS as a Framework. Summary and Conclusions.
10. Autonomic Implementation Considerations.
Introduction: Take Action-Be Prepared. It Staff
Obstacles to Acceptance. Who Is Using Autonomic Computing Today? Evolution, Not
Revolution. Autonomic Assessment. Autonomic and Metrics. Development Software.
Summary and Conclusions. Note.
11. Grid Computing-An Enabling Technology.
What Is a Grid? Grid Is in Use Today. Benefits
Of Grid Computing. Underutilized Resources Can Be Exploited. What Applications
Run on a Grid? Grid Types. Software and Licenses. Grid and Open Standards. Grid
and Autonomic Computing. Recommended Reading.
12. Autonomic Development Tools.
Introduction. The IBM Emerging Technologies
Toolkit. Autonomic Computing and Open Source. The IBM Commitment to Open Source.
Autonomic Computing With Open Source. Problem Determination-A Log and Trace
Analyzer for Autonomic Computing. Heterogeneous Workload Management: Business
Workload Manager Prototype. The Solution Enabler. Software Agents. Autonomic
Agent Technology. Summary and Conclusions. Note.
13. Independent Software Vendors.
Challenging Times For Software Vendors. The New
ISV Agenda. ISVS Drive the Autonomic Marketplace. Early Adopters and IBM. A
Sample List of ISVS. Tools and Templates. Autonomic Computing Business Partner
Initiative. Autonomic Alliance with Cisco. The Acquisition of Think Dynamics.
Summary and Conclusions. Notes.
14. Other Vendors.
Introduction. Sun-N. Microsoft-Dynamic Systems
Initiative. Microsoft, HP, and the Dynamic Data Center. Trustworthy Computing.
HP-The Adaptive Enterprise. Intel-Proactive Computing. Autonomic Alliance with
Cisco. Other Management Software. Summary and Conclusions. Note.
15. The Tivoli Management Suite-Autonomic
Introduction. Self-Configuring. Self-Healing.
Self-Optimizing. Self-Protecting. Tivoli Case Studies and Success Stories. HSBC
Trinkaus & Burkhardt Kgaa. Santix AG. Summary and Conclusions. Notes.
IV. AC MARKETS AND THE FUTURE.
16. Small Business and Personal Computing.
Introduction. The Role of Small Businesses in
the Economy. The Growth of Small Business Technology. IBM and Small Business.
SMBS and Autonomic Computing. Autonomic Personal Computing. Autonomic Computing
Beyond The It Industry. Summary and Conclusions. Notes.
17. Autonomic Research Challenges.
Introduction. Research Challenges. The Life
Cycle of an Autonomic Element. Relationships among Autonomic Elements.
Scientific Challenges. Research Projects in Autonomic Computing. University
Research Projects in Autonomic Computing. Summary and Conclusions. Notes.
18. Final Thoughts.
Introduction. It's All About Speed. The State of
Autonomic Computing Today. Then and Now. Future Recommendations. Conclusions.
Glossary of Autonomic Terms.