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Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now?
Enterprise Application Integration has changed massively in the past two years. Where is the market, and what vendors are left in the game?

extranet definition  be used over an extranet or the Internet (EAI is also sometimes referred to as IAI, or Intra-company Application Integration, when used with external customers), the product should support the Secure Sockets Layer, access control lists, and X.509 certificates. In addition, the prospective customer should ensure that the tool employs UML (Unified Modeling Language) compliant business process modeling. Glossary ODBC : Open Database Connectivity. A database programming interface from Microsoft that provides

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Web Content Management (WCM)

Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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Has Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile? Part Two: Market Impact


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extranet definition  content. Key to this extranet vision was Agile's XML-based product build package format, named Product Definition eXchange (PDX) . Further, a combination of Agile's collaborative PLM process support in partnership with Arrow 's electronic component data services, Ubiquidata was also aimed at high-tech users to enrich the support for critical functions such as end-of-life (EOL) and validation. Agile went public in 1999 and shortly after, it acquired Digital Market , a small provider of Web-based sourcing Read More

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