Enterprise Integration: An Architecture for Enterprise Application and Systems Integration

  • 8h 53m
  • Fred A. Cummins
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2002

Businesses are being challenged to exploit new technologies while reducing costs, improving quality, and responding faster to opportunities. Electronic commerce, global markets, and Internet-speed business transactions demand fundamental changes. Business-to-business communications, enterprise portals, and application components are only some of the capabilities businesses must develop in order to compete. Fred Cummins provides guidelines for implementing an enterprise integration architecture that will enable you to capitalize on current and future technologies.

This comprehensive book begins by accessing the technology landscape, defining enterprise integration objectives, and providing a general enterprise integration architecture. The author then dives into the key technologies for implementing this architecture, including:

  • Messaging for EAI and communication between major business systems
  • Component-based applications based on EJB and CORBA for rapid development flexibility
  • Using Extensible Markup Language (XML) for document exchange and electronic signatures
  • Managing workflow for process automation and streamlining
  • Web access and Web services for electronic commerce and supply-chain integration
  • Security and public key infrastructure (PKI) to support single sign-on, encryption, and protection from hackers

About the Author

Fred A. Cummins is an Enterprise Consultant with EDS, chair of the Common Enterprise Models Domain Task Force for the OMG, and has over thirty years of experience in management consulting and information systems development. He also contributed to the UML Profile for Enterprise Distributed Object Computing specification.

In this Book

  • Enterprise Integration—An Architecture for Enterprise Application and Systems Integration
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Assessing the Technology Landscape
  • Setting Enterprise Integration Design Objectives
  • Defining the Enterprise Architecture
  • Establishing the Enterprise Infrastructure
  • Creating a Business System Domain
  • Providing the Messaging Infrastructure
  • Integrating Workflow Management
  • Providing Web-Based User Access
  • Integrating with XML
  • Using Component Technology
  • Ensuring Enterprise System Security
  • Supporting Enterprise Intelligence
  • Implementing the Architecture
  • References