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EAI Vendor Extricity Teams with Moai to Automate E-Commerce Systems
Enterprise Application Integration vendor Extricity announced a business-to-business alliance with Moai Technologies, Inc., to provide a full-range of automated

eai magazine  clear leaders in the EAI space, with the possible exception of Tibco, Mercator, and Vitria. Extricity is currently a privately held company and has not disclosed their revenues or market percentage; therefore it is difficult to say how strong their market presence is. Extricity Software is funded by SAP AG, Intel Corporation, Cambridge Technology Partners, Bay Partners, RRE Investors, B.J. Cassin Group, Piper Jaffray Ventures LLC, Telos Venture Partners, and Vector Capital L.P. Their customers include

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It’s About Process (or Ability to be Responsive) -- Part II


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NAPM Puts The Spotlight On Change


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The Middle Kingdom - From Wired to Wireless


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eai magazine  issues! Middleware of the past—EAI-application middleware has dealt with the intersection of software applications across platforms—in the enterprise, and then across enterprises. The word from middleware developers for RFID is that the traditional security protocol to the web is a different security to and at the device level. RFID middleware has a critical role to play in cleaving together and clarifying the signals and intelligence, bidirectionally from the device layer to the business Read More

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eai magazine  Applications The Promise of EAI Plug and Play business application system integration is the goal of investment in EAI technology. Buyers have a number of applications from various suppliers and a number of external trading partners with whom they want to exchange business transactions. EAI suppliers promote products that connect to a diverse set of applications (Adapters) transform data format, structure and content (Transformation Capabilities), move data among applications predictably and with assured Read More

Extricity Makes a Move into IBM’s Sphere of B2B Influence


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eai magazine  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 integr Read More

Columbia University Launches Institute For Data Sciences and Engineering


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NEON Systems Moves Further into Enterprise Application Integration


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eai magazine  into a single, unified EAI product line encompassing major computing platforms and applications. This key expansion of the NEON Systems product family will provide a comprehensive EAI solution. In addition to the distribution rights, NEON has been granted a source code license and has hired the Cary, North Carolina-based software development lab dedicated to the Diplomat product. Diplomat was first deployed at a customer site in 1993. The technology has developed into a proven and established product Read More

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eai magazine  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

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eai magazine  (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 magazine  from investing in 3rd-party EAI products to link disparate best-of-breed systems together - is certainly attractive. 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. Some of its competitors, who are still convinced that they can deliver most of the necessary functionality themselves, may find themselves seriously lagging once they finally realize the need for interconnectivity Read More