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e-Business Service Provider Evaluation & Selection
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eai journal  and enterprise solutions (i.e., EAI) etc. in which the vendor may specialize. In addition, experience with business types such as dot-coms and brick and mortars helps in understanding the vendor's positioning. Hence factors relating to this choice have been incorporated. Number 4: Technical/Cultural Origins A number of vendor clients we have spoken to approached their decision by winnowing away categories of vendors. Though we do not condone this per se, there is some merit in consideration of required

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

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Enterprise Information Management: Strategy, Best Practices, and Technologies on Your Path to Success


New data sources, unstructured data, and greater volumes of data than ever before are creating an information overload. Plus, customers’ demands for faster service stress front-office applications, while parallel demands from internal users place greater demands on back-office systems. Before you discover that your data quality has been rendered ineffective, consider adopting enterprise information management (EIM).

eai journal  (enterprise information integration) , EAI (enterprise application integration) , database replication, and the simplest of all, FTP (file transfer protocol) . Surrounding the data integration space or closely related to it is data quality, metadata management, text analytics, and master data management. The master reference data process shown in Figure 3 highlights the interaction of these technologies in a typical IT environment and shows how they fit into a major EIM operation: The overall purpose of Read More

The AS/400 Takes You Securely Where You Want to Go


This article on the built-in security features of the AS/400 system originally appeared in the Midrange Computing’s Showcase Magazine, June 2000.

eai journal  AS/400 Takes You Securely Where You Want to Go The The AS/400 Takes You Securely Where You Want to Go L. Taylor - June 20, 2000 The following article appeared in Midrange Computing's Showcase Magazine, June 2000. Note: For additional articles by Laura Taylor, click on the Security category in the Research Panels box on the TEC website home page. Event Summary An off-shoot of System/38, the AS/400 was originally going to be called the AS/40. However, purely for marketing purposes, IBM added an extra zero Read More

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Like most of its peers, J.D. Edwards is hoping to rebound by focusing on Internet collaboration and extended-ERP applications. The company has also differentiated itself from competitors by embedding Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) into its OneWorld product. While J.D. Edwards' move into the EAI arena is indisputably risky, we commend its determination to bite the bullet and include integration systems into the core product offering. However, we also believe that managing this large application portfolio, much of which involves partnering or extensive integration and customization, will be cumbersome. Part 2 presents an evaluat

eai journal  Edwards' move into the EAI arena is indisputably risky, we commend its determination to bite the bullet and include integration systems into the core product offering. However, we also believe that managing this large application portfolio, much of which involves partnering or extensive integration and customization, will be cumbersome. This note presents in two parts a current evaluation of J.D. Edwards, examining its history, products, and marketing strategy, with specific recommendations for both J.D. Read More

J.D. Edwards Chooses Freedom to Choose EAI


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The Internet of Things (IoT)—Manufacturers Making the Connections


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SAP Opens The ‘Miss Congeniality’ Contest


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eai journal  and the Netherlands. Since EAI is most important to large, multi-national corporations, this should help to increase their market presence. Some of webMethods existing customers include Dell Computer, Lucent, and Bell Atlantic. Active claims approximately 200 customers in verticals such as telecommunications, government, manufacturing, and transportation. User Recommendations Customers evaluating Enterprise Application Integration solutions should be cautious at this point. The market is beginning to Read More

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TDCI Inc


TDCI is an enterprise solutions provider serving mid-market and large manufacturing organizations. The company delivers software for product customization management (PCM), enterprise application integration (EAI), and enterprise resource planning (ERP). In addition, TDCI offers selection, implementation, data migration, and development services for users of ERP packages from other software vendors. TDCI designs and deploys software solutions for: - Integrated operational and financial management - Sales and channel management - Product configuration and visualization - Engineering automation - Integration

eai journal  (PCM), enterprise application integration (EAI), and enterprise resource planning (ERP). In addition, TDCI offers selection, implementation, data migration, and development services for users of ERP packages from other software vendors. TDCI designs and deploys software solutions for: - Integrated operational and financial management - Sales and channel management - Product configuration and visualization - Engineering automation - Integration Read More

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eai journal  chain management (SCM) applications. EAI, or enterprise application integration, is the term commonly applied to this type of application, and it is clearly not a passing fad. Companies are rushing madly to webify their applications, and any software product that speeds implementation time and/or allows access to a difficult data source will have a leg up on the competition. User Recommendations Potential customers for EAI-type products should carefully examine the range of data sources that will Read More

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eai journal  strategy. Many of the EAI and B2B vendors, including vendors who are pure-play in one of the two technologies, consolidators of the technology, and new entries to the field, are attempting to jump on the WebSphere bandwagon, especially by incorporating integration with IBM's MQSeries Integrator Version 2, and support for the WebSphere Application Server. (See prior TEC news analyses under EAI for related developments). As the line between software for business-to-business and enterprise application Read More