David S. Linthicum is an internationally known application integration and e-Business expert. David has developed many of the ideas for modern distributed computing, including EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) and B2B application integration--approaches and technology in wide use today. In addition, David is the author of more than 300 articles for major computing publications, and writes monthly columns for several popular industry magazines. David has authored or coauthored six books, including David Linthicum's Guide to Client/Server and Intranet Development (Wiley, 1997). David is a keynote speaker at many leading technology conferences.