Welcome!


Vol: 4 Iss: 7

Read Back Issues

Roughly last year at this time, as we covered the convergence of EAI and Web services, many people were asking about the ultimate survival of EAI as a software solution. In one sense, this was understandable, as the technologies that make up Web services provide significant amounts of ...
Web services seem like a great way to tackle the challenge of trading partner integration. In theory, participants can continue to use the enterprise applications they prefer, and expose them to their partners' systems. However, as of late spring, Web services were most prevalent among...
As we look to make more practical use of Web services, the need has emerged for a better user interface; one that's neither too fat nor too thin. An interface that allows developers to make the most out of the client's native features, while at the same time, not bogging the client dow...
Web services provide organizations with a flexible, standards-based mechanism for deploying business logic and functionality to distributed consumers. Consumers, whether internal or external, can access necessary components such as account information, credit card validation, and much ...
No matter how advanced enterprise systems become, the sophistication of the tools available to build them, or the advances of architectural approaches and best practices from which to start, the life blood of any system is the raw data. Without the data, what's the point? Whether the s...
Bandwidth.com provides options for securing the best deals on Internet connectivity. It has sold Internet connectivity of all types and speeds from a wide selection of national service providers to thousands of homes and businesses since 1999. The company's quote service provides up-to...
In recent years the application server has greatly evolved, expanding the set of core services provided by the infrastructure. The current Java platform supports XML data handling, scalability, load balancing, and other capabilities that allow application-level services to be developed...
Service-oriented architectures are emerging quickly as the commercial world's answer to a flexible, standards-based infrastructure. In the world of government IT, enterprise architecture through enterprise integration is its equivalent. But, there are important considerations that can ...
Every emerging technology moves through predictable phases of adoption. Throughout these phases there are equally predictable signposts indicating whether the new technology will take root in the mainstream, or be relegated to the sidelines. No clearer sign of an innovation's merit can...
Integration brokers are middleware platforms for complex enterprise application integration (EAI), enterprise information integration (EII), and business-to-business (B2B) integration. They support flexible any-to-any integration and they provide orchestration engines that allow organi...