Business-Oriented Enterprise Integration for Organizational Agility
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Business-Oriented Enterprise Integration for Organizational Agility

Robin G. Qiu (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
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Release Date: April, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 289|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3910-2
ISBN13: 9781466639102|ISBN10: 1466639105|EISBN13: 9781466639119
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Over the past few years, advancement in distributed computing and interconnected networks has enhanced the role of information technology and improved business performance around the world. As a result, enterprise integration has become a norm in competitive organizations by effectively integrating people, tools, and information.

Business-Oriented Enterprise Integration for Organizational Agility explores technical integration challenges with a focus on identifying a viable solution. This book is essential for researchers and practitioners aiming to better understand how to enable rich, flexible, and responsive information links, in support of the changing business operations across organizations.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Computing and Network Technologies
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Enterprise Integration
  • Existing Applications
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Services and Service Computing
  • Technical Foundation

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For professionals, students, professors, and researchers with backgrounds in information technology, Qiu (information science, Pennsylvania State U. and Nanjing U. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China) demonstrates the application of business-oriented thinking to enterprise integration to meet an organization's needs for agility in the long term by using technologies and advances in enterprise computing. He focuses on technical challenges in applying enterprise computing, with a focus on a managerially, technically, and financially viable solution to support best practices in business operations in organizations. He details information systems integration patterns, the software application integration issues, and an approach to integrating enterprise information systems so that systems will be flexible and responsive. He discusses the evolution of computing and network technologies; the business needs for enterprise integration and the challenges involved; the basic integration mechanisms, patterns, and technologies; how middleware technologies emerged and evolved for managing distributed computing and services across enterprise systems; and how web services are deployed, published, located, and invoked over the heterogeneous networks using the service concept and modeling with Internet-based standard protocols. He describes hierarchical integration at data, method, API, and process levels, and the need to align enterprise systems and business objectives by leveraging disparate and distributed enterprise systems, global connectivity, and integration technologies, including advances in service-oriented architecture, enterprise service computing, and business process management. He does not cover big data, business intelligence, business analytics, cloud computing, social computing, or mobile computing in detail.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Robin G. Qiu is an Associate Professor of Information Science at the Pennsylvania State University, and University Endowed Professor at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China. His primary research areas include Service Science, Service Engineering, Enterprise Information Systems, Supply Chain and Integrated Logistics Networks, Sensor-based Networks, and Manufacturing Systems. He has authored or co-authored over 120 research publications, including about 60 refereed journal papers, one book (in press), one edited book, and three book chapters. He founded and served as General co-Chair of the 2009 INFORMS International Conference on Service Science. He founded the annual IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics (SOLI) and served as its General co-Chair from 2005 to 2008. He also co-founded the bi-annual IEEE International Conference on Grey Systems and Intelligent Service and has served as its General co-Chair since 2007. He was the chairperson of the 2007 International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing. In 2005, he founded the Services Science Global to promote general research on Services Science, Management and Engineering worldwide in order to further develop the needed knowledge and skills required in today the future’s service-led global economy. He has actively promoted Service Science education and research nationally and internationally. He worked with many national and international scholars to found the Service Science Section of INFORMS in 2007 and the Logistics and Services Technical Committee in the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society in 2005. Service Science, a fully refereed journal, was launched in 2008 by the Services Science Global and moved into the INFORMS publication suite in 2011 under his leadership and vision. He is working diligently with many pioneers in this emerging research, education, and application field to make Service Science an INFORMS flagship journal, facilitating the development of Service Science in order to better serve academics and practitioners in this field worldwide. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D. (minor) in Computer Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.

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