Application Integration: EAI B2B BPM and SOA

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Wiley, Sep 22, 2008 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
Application integration assembles methods and tools for organizingexchanges between applications, and intra- and inter-enterprisebusiness processes. A strategic tool for enterprises, it introducesgenuine reactivity into information systems facing businesschanges, and as a result, provides a significant edge in optimizingcosts.

This book analyzes various aspects of application integration,providing a guide to the alphabet soup behind EAI, A2A, B2B, BAM,BPM, ESB and SOA. It addresses the problems of choosing between theapplication integration solutions and deploying them successfully.It supplies guidelines for avoiding common errors, exploring thedifferences between received wisdom and the facts on the ground.The overview of IT urbanization will help introduceEnglish-speaking audiences to a powerful approach to informationsystem flexibility developed in France. A key chapter approachesthe analysis and interoperation of service levels in integrationprojects, while the discussion on deployment methodologies and ROIcalculation anchors the theory in the real world.

Application Integration: EAI, B2B, BPM and SOA relies onconcrete examples and genuine experiences to demonstrate what works– and what doesn’t – in this challenging, topicaland important IT domain.

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About the author (2008)

Bernard Manouvrier is Chief Architect for a software publisher specializing in application integration and has a background in client services management at a number of businesses.

Laurent Ménard pilots consulting missions, implementing large-scale application integration projects. He has also managed the design and development of application integration software for an international corporation where he is currently serving as Vice-President in charge of advanced programs.

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