Enterprise Architecture and Integration: Methods, Implementation and Technologies

Enterprise Architecture and Integration: Methods, Implementation and Technologies

Wing Lam (U21 Global, Singapore) and Venky Shankararaman (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
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Release Date: May, 2007|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 364
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-887-1
ISBN13: 9781591408871|ISBN10: 1591408873|EISBN13: 9781591408895
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Enterprise integration is a broad activity that involves solving a range of issues relating to business process definition, common data standards, architectural compatibility, technical interoperability, and organizational alignment.

Enterprise Architecture and Integration: Methods, Implementation, and Technologies provides a detailed analysis of the important strategies for integrating IT systems into fields such as e-business and customer-relationship management. This Premier Reference Source supplies readers with a comprehensive survey of existing enterprise architecture and integration approaches, and presents case studies that illustrate best practices. It takes a holistic view of enterprise integration, describing innovative methods, tools, and architectures with which organizations can systematically achieve enterprise integration.


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

  • Application Integration
  • Business process integration
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Development of integrative business applications
  • Dissolving organizational and technological silos
  • Enterprise application integration
  • Enterprise integration and process improvement
  • Implementing SOA
  • Information systems integration
  • Mobile working environments
  • Performance Indicators
  • Process integration through hierarchical decomposition
  • Realizing the promise of RFID
  • Social matters
  • Standards-based integration platform
  • Success Factors
  • Supply Chain Integration
  • Visual environment
  • Web services hybrid dynamic composition models
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Editor/Author Biographies
Wing Lam is Associate Professor at Universitas 21 Global, a leading online graduate school, where he is also programme director for the Master in Management in Information Technology. In addition to academic positions in universities in Singapore and the UK, Dr Lam has held consultancy positions with Logica-CMG, ICL (now Fujitsu) and Accenture. His current research interests include enterprise integration, knowledge management and software engineering management. Dr Lam has over 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and currently serves on the editorial boards of several journals.
Venky Shankararaman is a Practice Associate Professor at the School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University, Singapore. His current areas of specialization include enterprise architecture, enterprise integration, service oriented architecture and business process management. He has over 14 years of experience in the IT industry in various capacities as a researcher, academic faculty member and industry consultant. Venky has designed and delivered professional courses for governments and industries in areas such as enterprise architecture, technical architecture, enterprise integration and business process management. Venky also worked as a faculty member at several universities in the UK and Singapore, where he was actively involved in teaching and research in the areas of intelligent systems and distributed systems. He has published over 50 papers in academic journals and conferences.
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