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Business-Oriented Enterprise Integration for Organizational Agility

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Over the past few years, advancement in distributed computing and interconnected networks has enhanced the role of information technology and improved business performance around the world. As a result, enterprise integration has become a norm in competitive organizations by effectively integrating people, tools, and information. Business-Oriented Enterprise Integration for Organizational Agility explores technical integration challenges with a focus on identifying a viable solution. This book is essential for researchers and practitioners aiming to better understand how to enable rich, flexible, and responsive information links, in support of the changing business operations across organizations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
    1. BOOK AUDIENCE AND UNIQUENESS
    2. BOOK ORGANIZATION AND THREE RECOMMENDED READING SEQUENCES
    3. DISCLAIMER
  5. Acknowledgment
  6. Chapter 1: Evolution of Computing and Networks Technologies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. COMPUTING AS APPLICATIONS TRANSFORMING DATA AND INFORMATION
    3. 2. NETWORKS AND INTERCONNECTION
    4. SUMMARY
  7. Chapter 2: Importance and Challenge of Enterprise Integration
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. THE IMPORTANCE OF ENTERPRISE INTEGRATION
    3. 2. THE CHALLENGES OF ENTERPRISE INTEGRATION
    4. SUMMARY
  8. Chapter 3: Enterprise Integration Technical Foundation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. THE INTERACTIONS AMONG ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS
    3. 2. METHODS OF SHARING DATA AND INFORMATION
    4. 3. METHODS OF SHARING FUNCTIONALITY BETWEEN APPLICATIONS
    5. 4. USING RPC TYPE INTEGRATIONS AT MALVERN ISTORE
    6. SUMMARY
  9. Chapter 4: Managing Distributed Objects and Services
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. REVIEW OF RPC AND OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING
    3. 2. DISTRIBUTED OBJECTS AND MESSAGING IN ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS
    4. 3. MANAGING DISTRIBUTED OBJECTS
    5. 4. MESSAGING SYSTEMS FOR ENTERPRISE INTEGRATION
    6. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 5: Services and Service Computing
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. THE CONCEPTS OF SERVICES AND SERVICE COMPUTING
    3. 2. WEB SERVICES TECHNICAL FUNDAMENTALS
    4. 3. XML, SOAP, WSDL, AND UDDI
    5. 4. ENTERPRISE SERVICE COMPUTING
    6. 5. WEB SERVICES IMPLEMENTATION REMARKS
    7. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 6: Connectivity and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES OF CONNECTIVITY IN ENTERPRISE INTEGRATION
    3. 2. THE CONCEPTUAL MODEL OF ENTERPRISE SERVICE BUS
    4. 3. ESB AS AN INTEGRATION PLATFORM
    5. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 7: Integrating Existing Applications
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. LEVELS OF APPROACHES TO INTEGRATING EXISTING DISTRIBUTED APPLICATIONS
    3. 2. TECHNICAL FUNDAMENTALS OF DATA-, METHOD-, AND API-LEVEL INTEGRATIONS
    4. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 8: Service-Oriented Architecture
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SERVICE-ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE
    3. 2. PRACTICAL SOA INTEGRATION ENTRY POINTS
    4. 3. MALVERN ISTORE’S SOA ATTEMPTS
    5. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 9: Business Process Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. PROCESS-LEVEL INTEGRATION
    3. 2. MALVERN ISTORE BUSINESS PROCESS EXAMPLES
    4. 3. DELIVERING A SUCCESSFUL BPM PROJECT
  15. Chapter 10: BPM/SOA, Business Analytics, and Intelligence
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. SMARTER BUSINESS OPERATIONS STRIVING FOR A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
    3. 2. PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS, BUSINESS PROCESS INNOVATION, AND CLOUD COMPUTING
    4. 3. FINAL REMARKS ON ENTERPRISE INTEGRATION
  16. Compilation of References
  17. About the Author