Your business must work to keep software working together or the different aspects of your business can easily develop separately and cause integration problems in your company's workflow. New ideas must be integrated with legacy systems for the good of the whole.
In the rush to enter the e-business arena, many companies created new software and systems so quickly that IT departments have not always kept up with company-wide system integration.
This book will help you determine the best course for integration (even if you're past the planning stage and have discovered integration problems). Learn from the basics to advanced knowledge of integration spanning from resource planning to integration of wireless applications.
Effective integration of core business application software with e-business applications and interfaces represents the cornerstone of a successful e-business launch. Without effective integration, the benefits of e-business cannot be recognized. Many of these benefits are key to the health of an organization, such as competitive advantage, increased revenue generation, cost savings due to operational efficiencies and productivity gains, reduction of cycle time and, of course, improvements in the quality of customer service. These are all the most common ROI (return on investment) identified as reasons for implementing e-business. But, some organizations have misjudged the importance of ensuring that their e-business initiatives are tightly coupled with, and in fact an extension of, their legacy application suites -- and so, their e-business launches have failed to recognize these benefits.
In determining the best approaches for achieving e-business Application Integration, there are many factors, techniques, and technologies to consider. The authors of this textbook, who have many years of varied experience in assisting organizations in achieving e-business excellence and true application integration, have endeavored to share their knowledge in an organized and progressive fashion within this book. The goals are to assist students and computing professionals to become more proficient in the concepts, technologies, and techniques in delivering streamlined and effective automation with e-business Application Integration, to organizations that they may work with.
This book is the resource that every professional e-Commerce developer needs to know in order to understand:
. The evolution of software, the Internet and the dawn of eCommerce
. The six key stages in e-Business
. E-Business application integration with legacy suites, Java, other applications and wireless
. Customer relationship management
. The future of e-Business
Chapter 1: Application Review
Chapter 2: eBusiness Systems
Chapter 3: What is Application Integration
Chapter 4: Databases and Application Integration
Chapter 5: Application Integration Interfaces & Architecture
Chapter 6: Application Integration Middleware
Chapter 7: Integrating Applications with Java
Chapter 8: Application Integration Development Process
Chapter 9: Integrating Legacy Applications
Chapter 10: Integrating Wireless Computing
Chapter 11: Customer Relationship Management
Chapter 12: Future Application Integration Issues and Business Drivers
The Companion Instructor's Manual for this text comprises:
Answers to end of chapter reviews
Quizzes with answers
Text banks by chapter