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  • Copyright 2000
  • Dimensions: 7.375 X 9.125
  • Pages: 360
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32055-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32055-2

This book provides a proven approach to EAI, offering examples from actual practice, and exploring the steps to follow for its day-to-day implementation. Originally designed for companies undergoing significant merger and acquisition activity, Integration Models have evolved into a working toolkit for bridging the gap between business and technical models.
In clear terms, this book provides a catalog of templates, discussing how they address various types of integration problems. Accompanying case studies and examples from actual practice demonstrate how to apply integration models in a range of different EAI settings. Examples are taken from major corporations in diverse industries including:

  • Telecommunication
  • Transportation
  • Financial Services
  • Employment Services
  • Insurance
  • Internet Services
  • Wireless Services

Sample Content

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Case Study: Enterprise Resource Planning

Table of Contents



Introduction.

Origins of Integration Models. The Toolkit. Influences That Shaped the Approach. Just Do It. Increased Autonomy. Intuitive Approach. Intuitive Design. Aim of the Book. Organization of the Book.

I. TECHNIQUES FOR ENTERPRISE APPLICATION INTEGRATION.

1. The Context for Enterprise Application Integration (EAI).

Business Reasons for EAI. What Is Enterprise Application Integration? Architectural Infrastructure for Integration. Company Risk Factors for Integration. Industry Risk Factors for Integration. Conclusion.

2. Introduction to Integration Models.

Integration Models Bridge the Gap Between Business and Technical Views. What Do Integration Models Do? What Integration Models Are Not. Benefits of the IM Approach. The Catalog of Integration Models. Conclusion.

3. The Environment for Integration Modeling.

What It Takes to Build an Environment. Selecting a Project Approach. Providing the Glue Between Organizational Components. Placing Project Deliverables in Context. The Operating Model for Integration. Implementation Strategies for Integration Projects. Summary.

II. CATALOG OF INTEGRATION MODELS.

4. The Cycle Template.

Template Description. Template Discussion. When the Cycle Template Applies. Examples. Benefits and Consequences. Template Realization. EAI Applications. Templates That Work Well with the Cycle Template.

5. The Seed Template.

Template Description. Template Discussion. When the Seed Template Applies. Examples. Benefits and Consequences. Template Realization. EAI Applications. Templates That Work Well with the Seed Template.

6. The Web Template.

Template Description. Template Discussion. When the Web Template Applies. Examples. Benefits and Consequences. Template Realization. EAI Applications. Templates That Work Well with the Web Template.

7. The Flow Template.

Template Description. Template Discussion. When the Flow Template Applies. Examples. Benefits and Consequences. Template Realization. EAI Applications. Templates That Work Well with the Flow Template.

8. The Wave Template.

Template Description. Template Discussion. When the Wave Template Applies. Examples. Benefits and Consequences. Template Realization. EAI Applications. Templates That Work Well with the Wave Template.

9. The Ring Template.

Template Description. Template Discussion. When the Ring Template Applies. Examples. Benefits and Consequences. Template Realization. EAI Applications. Templates That Work Well with the Ring Template.

10. The Cell Template.

Template Description. Template Discussion. When the Cell Template Applies. Examples. Benefits and Consequences. Template Realization. EAI Applications. Templates That Work Well with the Cell Template.

11. The Tree Template.

Template Description. Template Discussion. When the Tree Template Applies. Examples. Benefits and Consequences. Template Realization. EAI Applications. Templates That Work Well with the Tree Template.

III. APPLYING INTEGRATION MODELS.

12. Case Study: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

Background. Applying Integration Models for ERP. Integration Issues. Summary.

13. Using Integration Models to Synthesize Industry Models.

The Goal of Synthesizing Industry Models. Method for Synthesizing Industry Models. Conclusion.

14. Data Strategy, Warehousing, and Architecture with Integration Models.

Data Management. How IM Supports Data Management. Organizing the Data Architecture. Elements of a Successful Data Warehouse.

15. Case Study: Integration in Telecommunications.

Background. Sources of Fragmentation. Applying Integration Modeling. Delivering a Unified Interface. Conclusion.

16. Conclusion.

Clarifying the Dynamics of Any Model. Understanding the Current Problem Set. IM as "Snap-to-Grid" Formats. Pointing the Way to Implementation Strategies. Translating IM into Technical Implementation Models. Patterns, Templates, and Other Reusable Components.

IV. APPENDICES.

Appendix A. Footnotes.
Appendix B. Resources for Applied Integration Modeling.

Web Sites Offering Resources for EAI, Integration Modeling, Patterns, and Enterprise Resource Planning. Sample Preliminary Project Introduction. Sample Contributor Introduction. Sample Open-Ended Interview Questions. Sample Cover Letter for Interview Questions. Sample Project Plan: Integration. Checklist: Factors That Indicate an Increased Need for Integration.

Index.

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