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RFID Architecture Strategy
Early adopters of radio frequency identification (RFID) are beginning to look at enterprise scale solution design and integration are emerging as key focus

architecture eai  Integration calls for an architecture design paradigm that reflects this. As illustrated earlier, extending traditional EAI Products to support RFID or building Point Solution extensions to traditional Enterprise applications like Warehouse Management Systems will simply not achieve the desired results. The RFID Architecture Strategy should enable Enterprises to take a holistic view of the impact of the RFID Business Vision on their Enterprise. The RFID Architecture Strategy should enable Enterprises to

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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Vignette of an EAI Vendor (So to Speak)


Vignette Corporation has announced a comprehensive, three-tiered Java™ technology strategy that encompasses tools, applications and a complete Java technology-enabled platform. The Vignette V/5 e-business platform will support Java Server Pages (JSP’s) and was announced at Sun Microsystems 2000 Worldwide Java Developer Conference.

architecture eai  of an EAI Vendor (So to Speak) Vignette of an EAI Vendor (So to Speak) M. Reed - June 23, 2000 Event Summary Vignette Corporation has announced a comprehensive, three-tiered Java technology strategy that encompasses tools, applications and a complete Java technology-enabled platform. The Vignette V/5 e-business platform will support Java Server Pages (JSP's) and was announced at Sun Microsystems 2000 Worldwide Java Developer Conference. As part of the strategy Vignette will use JAVA Server pages Read More

IBI + IBM = EAI


The latest entrant in the race to support IBM's MQSeries Integrator Version 2 is Information Builders (IBI) with its Middleware Technology Group's 'Enterprise Connector for MQSeries Integrator'. The product provides SQL access to over 80 different data sources, and should prove a good fit with MQSI. In addition, IBI has announced support for IBM’s WebSphere Application Server.

architecture eai  the MQSI open node architecture. In addition, IBI has announced support for IBM's WebSphere Application Server , Advanced Edition 3.5. According to Mr. Senor, Enterprise Connector will provide WebSphere with 'out of the box' rapid integration capabilities for data transactions and applications that require writing custom code . The accessibility to crucial information is essential to any company's e-business success, said Paraic Sweeney, vice president of marketing, WebSphere software platform, IBM. Read More

Delivering Operational Excellence with Innovation: Enterprise Services Architecture for Enterprise Resource Planning


Changing business practices, especially those that consolidate business and IT functions, requires careful research and decision making. For companies needing to move beyond traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, enterprise service applications (ESA) can help reduce the complexity of having disparate IT systems. Find out about the benefits of ESA and how it can help you achieve operational excellence.

architecture eai  the importance of such architecture and the role it plays in guiding organizations to create value, improve efficiency, and respond to evolving business needs in ERP ' on any scale and for any industry. The document then illustrates and compares a number of deployment examples with and without ESA and clarifies why businesses are adopting an enterprise services approach to compete effectively in a dynamic marketplace. ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING: STRATEGIES AND TRENDS In the past, organizations deployed Read More

Architecture Evolution: From Web-based to Service-oriented Architecture


Traditional enterprise systems have proven difficult to change and extend. The inherent problem of old core code and business logic duplication is part of the reason traditional enterprise resource planning systems have not readily taken to e-commerce.

architecture eai  From Web-based to Service-oriented Architecture Extending Applications to the Web Pre-Internet client/server technology relied on healthy communications between the machines involved, and local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) became an expense and a management headache for most companies. Moreover, updating software versions, particularly on the numerous distributed personal computers (PCs), became an almost unsolvable problem. Many information technology (IT) departments have thus Read More

An Improved Architecture for High-efficiency, High-density Data Centers


Globally, data center power and cooling infrastructure wastes more than 60 million megawatt-hours per year that do not contribute usefully to powering IT equipment. This is an enormous financial burden on industry, and is a significant public policy environmental issue. Find out about the principles of a new data center architecture that can be implemented today to dramatically improve the electrical efficiency of your data center.

architecture eai  Improved Architecture for High-efficiency, High-density Data Centers An Improved Architecture for High-Efficiency, High-Density Data Centers If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. In today's always on, always available world where businesses can't stop and downtime is measured in dollars, American Power Conversion (APC) provides protection against some of the leading causes of downtime, data loss and hardware damage: power p Read More

Epicor Extends its ICE Architecture to Prophet 21


One major cross-sale opportunity in the recent merger of Epicor and Activant into a new Epicor was unveiled on November 20, 2012, when Epicor announced the availability of the Epicor ICE business architecture for the Epicor Prophet 21 wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Epicor ICE is a modern technology set that was first developed by Epicor for

architecture eai  Extends its ICE Architecture to Prophet 21 One major cross-sale opportunity in the recent merger of Epicor and Activant into a new Epicor was unveiled on November 20, 2012, when Epicor announced the availability of the Epicor ICE business architecture for the Epicor Prophet 21 wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Epicor ICE is a modern technology set that was first developed by Epicor for its flagship Epicor ERP product. However, ICE should enable Prophet 21 users Read More

Enterprise IT Modernization: Service-oriented Architecture Enterprise Adoption Road Map


With ever-changing technology, businesses often spend too much time and money trying to sustain their outdated systems. But is it possible to maintain a legacy system without the substantial costs of frequently updating it? By adopting service-oriented architecture (SOA)—which provides a suite of automated tools and services for migrating and extending legacy platforms—businesses can maximize quality and minimize costs.

architecture eai  IT Modernization: Service-oriented Architecture Enterprise Adoption Road Map With ever-changing technology, businesses often spend too much time and money trying to sustain their outdated systems. But is it possible to maintain a legacy system without the substantial costs of frequently updating it? By adopting service-oriented architecture (SOA)—which provides a suite of automated tools and services for migrating and extending legacy platforms—businesses can maximize quality and minimize Read More

Understanding Service-oriented Architecture and Its Impact on Small Manufacturers


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architecture eai  Service-oriented Architecture and Its Impact on Small Manufacturers Made2Manage ERP is following the Microsoft development roadmap to execute an SOA initiative. We take advantage of state-of-the-art tools, such as Visual Studio 2005, to develop our SOA architecture. Source : Consona/Made2Manage Systems Resources Related to Understanding Service-oriented Architecture and Its Impact on Small Manufacturers : Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) (Wikipedia) Understanding Service-oriented Read More

A New Development Framework on iSeries or i5/OS: Architecture


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architecture eai  on iSeries or i5/OS: Architecture Introduction The iSeries server, IBM's showpiece and well-known successor of the AS/400, has been implemented on a large scale over the past twenty-five years in small and medium businesses (SMB). This midrange computer is still being praised because of its operational ease-of-use, its reliability, flexibility, and scalability. However, because it lacks a graphical user interface and poorly integrates with other software products, its use has declined and users have Read More

Evolutionary Technologies Does EAI (Always Did, We Just Didn’t Call It That)


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How Many Napkins Have to Die Needlessly? A Case for Business Architecture


Architecture is a description of how things go together. Once we know what our Business Architecture is, we can design an Information Technology Architecture to compliment it. Without a clearly stated architecture, there is a good chance that things will be put together wrong.

architecture eai  A Case for Business Architecture IT Management Issue Whether designing a new information system, assessing the impact of a purchased package, planning for integration with an application service provider, performing due diligence for a merger or acquisition, or identifying opportunities for cost reduction, the question is: What is the necessary and appropriate information technology architecture. The perfect architecture is functional, simple and clearly understood. It must be functional to serve two Read More

How Does Your ERP System Architecture Address Change?


In today’s competitive market, businesses are living in a constant state of change—especially in the services sector, which has to contend with a more fluid “people resource” factor. Yet most installed ERP solutions are falling short. Why are nearly half of all businesses essentially blowing their annual ERP budgets to support change? And what are software vendors doing about it? Find out now, in TEC’s 2008 Market Comparison Report.

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The Agentless Backup/Recovery Architecture: How It Works to Reduce Costs, Bolster Security, and Simplify Scaling in Remote Office Environments


IT managers today face plenty of problems when it comes to protecting remote office data—problems that agentless architecture could eliminate. Many organizations outsource their data protection, which can be costly. But an agentless architecture disk-to-disk (D2D) software solution can offer your business bottom-line benefits that range from lower administrative costs to pay-as-you-grow scalability and increased security.

architecture eai  office data—problems that agentless architecture could eliminate. Many organizations outsource their data protection, which can be costly. But an agentless architecture disk-to-disk (D2D) software solution can offer your business bottom-line benefits that range from lower administrative costs to pay-as-you-grow scalability and increased security. Read More