The Solution Designer's Guide to IBM On Demand Business Solutions

An IBM Redbooks publication


In a few short years, On Demand Business has gone from a simple concept to an undeniable reality, and for good reason. It works for everyone: consumers, businesses, and governments.

This IBM Redbooks publication addresses the topic of designing the On Demand Business solutions that have become so central to our clients' business success. It is intended to be a resource – but not a prerequisite - for the technical professional who is preparing to take Test 817, IBM Certified for On Demand Business - Solution Designer.

This publication offers sample test questions for Test 817. The information provided is designed to help the reader prepare for the test, including helpful tips for taking it.

Beyond being a reference for Test 817, this book will be helpful to understand the IBM On Demand Business strategy and to design solutions that support it. The book helps you design On Demand Business solutions using proven methodologies and patterns, explains key On Demand Business concepts and technologies, describes what the On Demand Business solution design process entails, and shares experiences that others have had designing On Demand Business solutions. It also provides information about resources and tools related to On Demand Business solution design.

Table of contents

Part 1. Solution Designer fundamentals
Chapter 1. Start here for Solution Designer On Demand Business certification
Chapter 2. What Solution Designers should know about IBM’s offering for On Demand Business
Chapter 3. The Solution Designer’s role
Part 2. On Demand Business basics
Chapter 4. Business transformation
Chapter 5. Business driven development
Chapter 6. On Demand Operating Environment: Integration capabilities
Chapter 7. On Demand Operating Environment: infrastructure management capabilities
Chapter 8. On Demand Operating Environment: architectural elements
Chapter 9. Security in an On Demand Business
Chapter 10. IBM techniques for On Demand Business
Part 3. On Demand Business solutions and examples
Chapter 11. On Demand Business solutions
Chapter 12. On Demand Business solution examples
Part 4. Solution design considerations and resources
Chapter 13. On Demand Business solution design considerations
Chapter 14. Resources and tools for On Demand Business solution design