Enterprise Architecture, Integration and Interoperability

Enterprise Architecture, Integration and Interoperability

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Enterprise Architecture, Integration, and Interoperability and the Networked enterprise have become the theme of many conferences in the past few years. These conferences were organised by IFIP TC5 with the support of its two working groups: WG 5. 12 (Architectures for Enterprise Integration) and WG 5. 8 (Enterprise Interoperability), both concerned with aspects of the topic: how is it possible to architect and implement businesses that are flexible and able to change, to interact, and use one anothera€™s s- vices in a dynamic manner for the purpose of (joint) value creation. The original qu- tion of enterprise integration in the 1980s was: how can we achieve and integrate - formation and material flow in the enterprise? Various methods and reference models were developed or proposed a€“ ranging from tightly integrated monolithic system - chitectures, through cell-based manufacturing to on-demand interconnection of bu- nesses to form virtual enterprises in response to market opportunities. Two camps have emerged in the endeavour to achieve the same goal, namely, to achieve interoperability between businesses (whereupon interoperability is the ability to exchange information in order to use one anothera€™s services or to jointly implement a service). One school of researchers addresses the technical aspects of creating dynamic (and static) interconnections between disparate businesses (or parts thereof).These data are also linked to communication features on a fine level of granularity, to reflect collectively and learn mutually in a ... In the upper window the performance of the usera#39;s organization as checked against other suppliers is shown.

Title:Enterprise Architecture, Integration and Interoperability
Author:Peter Bernus, Guy Doumeingts, Mark Fox
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-08-23


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