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Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now?
Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application

eai what is  work, especially in heterogeneous EAI environments, but all admit they are not quite there yet. It will be a daunting task indeed. The IT manager must be able to know exactly where any process is at the time, similar to the way JCL batch jobs on mainframes were monitored in the past. Questions such as what step is the job in, how much CPU time has it absorbed, etc. must be answered in real time. Commitment control mechanisms (for control of business-level logical units of work) - These mechanisms allow

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