Business-Oriented Enterprise Integration for Organizational Agility

Author: Robin G. Qiu

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466639113

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 289

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"This book explores technical integration challenges with a focus on identifying a viable solution on how to enable rich, flexible, and responsive information links, in support of the changing business operations across organizations"--Provided by publisher.
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Enterprise Business Modeling, Optimization Techniques, and Flexible Information Systems

Author: Papajorgji, Petraq

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466639474

Category: Computers

Page: 252

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Many factors can impact large-scale enterprise management systems, and maintaining these systems can be a complicated and challenging process. Therefore, businesses can benefit from an assortment of models and management styles to track and collect data for processes. Enterprise Business Modeling, Optimization Techniques, and Flexible Information Systems supplies a wide array of research on the intersections of business modeling, information systems, and optimization techniques. These various business models and structuring methods are proposed to provide ideas, methods, and points of view for managers, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and researchers on how to improve business processes.
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Service Science

The Foundations of Service Engineering and Management

Author: Robin G. Qiu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118551850

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 7925

Features coverage of the service systems lifecycle, includingservice marketing, engineering, delivery, quality control,management, and sustainment Featuring an innovative and holistic approach, ServiceScience: The Foundations of Service Engineering and Managementprovides a new perspective of service research and practice. Thebook presents a practical approach to the service systems lifecycleframework, which aids in understanding and capturing market trends;analyzing the design and engineering of service products anddelivery networks; executing service operations; and controllingand managing the service lifecycles for competitive advantage. Utilizing a combined theoretical and practical approach todiscuss service science, Service Science: The Foundations ofService Engineering and Management also features: Case studies to illustrate how the presented theories anddesign principles are applied in practice to the definitions offundamental service laws, including service interaction andsocio-technical natures Computational thinking and system modeling suchas abstraction, digitalization, holistic perspectives, andanalytics Plentiful examples of service organizations such as automobileafter-sale services, global project management networks, andexpress delivery services An interdisciplinary emphasis that includes integratedapproaches from the fields of mathematics, engineering, industrialengineering, business, operations research, and managementscience A detailed analysis of the key concepts and body of knowledgefor readers to master the foundations of service management Service Science: The Foundations of Service Engineering andManagement is an ideal reference for practitioners in thecontemporary service engineering and management field as well asresearchers in applied mathematics, statistics, business/managementscience, operations research, industrial engineering, andeconomics. The book is also appropriate as a text forupper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses in industrialengineering, operations research, and management science as well asMBA students studying service management.
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Transformation to Agility

Manufacturing in the Market Place of Unanticipated Change

Author: Jeffrey Amos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135683905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Drive

Was Sie wirklich motiviert

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Ecowin

ISBN: 3711050786

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

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Sind wir nicht alle davon überzeugt, dass wir am besten mit äußeren Anreizen wie Geld und Prestige oder durch "Zuckerbrot und Peitsche" zu motivieren sind? "Alles falsch", sagt Daniel H. Pink in seinem provokanten und zukunftsweisenden Buch. Das Geheimnis unseres persönlichen Erfolges ist das zutiefst menschliche Bedürfnis, unser Leben selbst zu bestimmen, zu lernen, Neues zu erschaffen und damit unsere Lebensqualität und unsere Welt zu verbessern. Daniel H. Pink enthüllt die Widersprüche zwischen dem, was die Wissenschaft weiß, und dem, was die Wirtschaft tut – und wie genau dies jeden Aspekt unseres Lebens beeinflusst. Er demonstriert, dass das Prinzip von Bestrafung und Belohnung exakt der falsche Weg ist, um Menschen für die Herausforderungen von Heute zu motivieren, egal ob in Beruf oder Privatleben. In "Drive" untersucht er die drei Elemente der wirklichen Motivation – Selbstbestimmung, Perfektionierung und Sinnerfüllung – und bietet kluge sowie überraschende Techniken an, um diese in die Tat umzusetzen. Daniel H. Pink stellt uns Menschen vor, die diese neuen Ansätze zur Motivation bereits erfolgreich in ihr Leben integriert haben und uns damit entschlossen einen außergewöhnlichen Weg in die Zukunft zeigen.
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Exploring Services Science

6th International Conference, IESS 2015, Porto, Portugal, February 4-6, 2015, Proceedings

Author: Henriqueta Nóvoa,Monica Drăgoicea

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319149806

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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This book contains the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Exploring Service Science (IESS), held in Porto, Portugal, in February 2015. Service science constitutes an interdisciplinary approach to systematic innovation in service systems, integrating managerial, social, legal, and engineering aspects to address the theoretical and practical challenges of the service industry and its economy. The 27 full papers accepted for IESS were selected from 69 submissions. The papers consider the topics service innovation, service exploration, service design, IT-based service engineering, and service sustainability.
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SOA-Based Enterprise Integration: A Step-by-Step Guide to Services-based Application

Author: Waseem Roshen

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071605533

Category: Computers

Page: 464

View: 9853

Foreword by Ray Harishankar, IBM Fellow "There are many books on the market on the topic of SOA and SOA's business and technology value. This book focuses on one of the key technical values of SOA and does an excellent job of describing SOA-based application integration by clarifying the relationship and patterns of SOA with other integration technologies in a distributed computing environment." Sandra Carter, IBM Vice President for SOA, BPM, and WebSphere Marketing "Services Oriented Architectures present many challenges today in the integration of existing systems and new systems, along with many times, old legacy mainframe applications. This book successfully addresses many of the complexities we see in the integration of SOA and mainframe legacy applications, presenting options and approaches to integrate the applications with the rest of the enterprise. The author takes a clearly defined pattern-based approach discussing the advantages, tools and methods. Readers will benefit from the insights in this book whether they play the architect role or a developer role on a SOA project." Sue Miller-Sylvia, IBM Fellow and Application Development Service Area Leader
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Reinventing Organizations

Ein Leitfaden zur Gestaltung sinnstiftender Formen der Zusammenarbeit

Author: Frederic Laloux

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800649144

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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Bahnbrechend. Inspirierend. Eines der faszinierendsten Bücher zur Organisationsentwicklung des letzten Jahrzehnts. Dies ist ein sehr wichtiges Buch, bedeutsam in vielerlei Hinsicht: Sowohl angesichts der bahnbrechenden Forschungsergebnisse, Einsichten, Ratschläge und Empfehlungen, die es enthält, als auch aufgrund der genauso wichtigen Fragen und Herausforderungen, auf die es hinweist.“ Ken Wilber aus dem Nachwort „Die programmatische Aufforderung ‚Reinventing Organizations‘ mündet in einem Organisationsmodell, das Strukturen wie Praktiken nach neuartigen, evolutionär-integralen Prinzipien ausrichtet. Im Ergebnis steht die Erkenntnis, dass das Leben und Arbeiten in Organisationen, ebenso wie deren Leistungsbeiträge für die Gesellschaft, radikal zum Positiven verändert werden können. Aber hierzu muss nicht zuletzt die Führung eine fortgeschrittene Entwicklungsebene erreichen.“ Prof. Dr. Jürgen Weibler, Autor des Standardwerkes „Personalführung“ „Das Buch gibt Hoffnung und ganz konkrete Hilfe zur Lösung der Probleme, die wir an der Schwelle von der Postmoderne zu einem neuen Zeitalter erleben, in denen die traditionellen oder modernen Organisationsformen den Anforderungen und Bedürfnissen der Menschen nicht mehr gerecht werden.“ Eine Leserin auf Amazon.com Frederic Laloux hat mit Reinventing Organizations das Grundlagenbuch für die integrale Organisationsentwicklung verfasst. Die Breite sowie Tiefe seiner Analyse und Beschreibung – ganzheitlich, selbstorganisierend und sinnerfüllend operierender Unternehmen – ist einzigartig. Das erste Kapitel des Buches gibt einen Überblick über die historische Entwicklung von Organisationsparadigmen, bevor im zweiten Kapitel Strukturen, die Praxis und die Kultur von Organisationen, die ein erfüllendes und selbstbestimmtes Handeln der Menschen ermöglichen, anhand von ausgewählten Beispielen vorgestellt werden. Auf die Bedingungen, Hindernisse sowie Herausforderungen bei der Entwicklung dieser evolutionären Organisationen wird in Kapitel 3 eingegangen. Hier entwirft Frederic Laloux einen Leitfaden für den Weg hin zu einer ganzheitlich orientierten und sinnstiftenden Organisation. Frederic Laloux ist auch aufgrund dieses Buches ein mittlerweile gefragter Berater und Coach für Führungskräfte, die nach fundamental neuen Wegen der Organisation eines Unternehmens suchen. Er war Associate Partner bei McKinsey & Company und hält einen MBA vom INSEAD.
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Emerging Web Services Technology

Author: Walter Binder,Schahram Dustdar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3034601042

Category: Computers

Page: 180

View: 9798

This third volume on Emerging Web Services Technologies follows the current - search activities in the areas of Web Services and Service Oriented Architectures. rd It includes the proceedings of the 3 Workshop on Emerging Web Services Te- th nology2008(WEWST’08),whichwascolocatedwiththe6 EuropeanConference on Web Services (ECOWS’08) and took place in November 2008 in Dublin, I- land. In addition, this volume features three papers from the ECOWS’08 business track. WEWST focuses on research contributions advancing the state of the art in Web Services technologies. The main goal of the WEWST workshop is to serve as a forum for providing early exposure and much needed feedback to grow and establish original and emerging ideas within the Web Services community. The widevarietyoftools,techniques,andtechnologicalsolutionspresentedinWEWST share one common feature – they advance the current Web Services research in new directions by introducing new, sometimes controversial ideas into the ?eld. As such, WEWST is the natural extension to the main ECOWS conference. For this edition of WEWST, we accepted 6 full papers and 3 short papers. We would like to thank the paper authors for their submissions and for their contribution to the timely preparation of these proceedings, as well as for their presentations and lively discussions during the workshop. At the same time, we would like to thank our ProgramCommittee for their work and for submitting the reviewsontime.Lastbutnotleast,wewouldliketothank theECOWSconference organizers for their help organizing a successful workshop.
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Erfolgreich beim Kunden in der digitalen Welt

Author: Peter Vervest,Al Dunn

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642560288

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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Total Action muss das Funktionsprinzip jedes Unternehmens sein. Diejenigen Unternehmen, welche es verstehen, den Kunden in der heutigen anspruchsvollen Welt des totalen Wettbewerbs zu überzeugen, halten den Schlüssel zum geschä- lichen Erfolg in Händen. Fragt man Führungskräfte und Mitarbeiter nach ihrer Meinung, bekunden ausnahmslos alle, dass sie diese Weisheit durchaus verst- den haben, es dennoch als unglaublich schwierig empfinden, gemeinsam k- struktiv auf dieses Ziel hinzuarbeiten. Die „digitale Welt“ funktioniert nach einer völlig neuen geschäftlichen Logik mit dem Tenor: Wir müssen schnell und eff- tiv handeln, um unsere zunehmend anspruchsvollen und fortschrittlichen Kunden zu halten und neue Kunden hinzuzugewinnen. Dabei ist es unerheblich, ob es sich um individuelle Kunden oder Unternehmen handelt. Die meisten Kunden fordern viel mehr, als viele Unternehmen zu bieten im Stande sind. Es heißt, dass der Erfinder des Telefons davon überzeugt war, dass seine Erf- dung vor allem dazu genutzt werden würde, jemanden darüber in Kenntnis zu setzen, dass ein Telegramm an ihn abgeschickt worden sei. Heute wissen wir, dass man mit einem Telefon – und all den damit verbundenen digitalen Geschäftste- nologien – noch sehr viel mehr machen kann. Doch um erfolgreich zu sein, gilt es, das eigene Handeln neu zu überdenken. Warum erledigen wir die Dinge auf diese Weise und nicht anders? Und weshalb tun wir sie überhaupt? Dies sind die A- gangsfragen für das hier vorliegende Buch. Die Autoren vergleichen traditionelle Organisationsmuster mit den Mögli- keiten der neuen digitalen Technologien.
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Handbook of Enterprise Systems Architecture in Practice

Author: Saha, Pallab

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 159904191X

Category: Computers

Page: 500

View: 3714

"This book is a valuable addition to the reading list of executives, managers, and staff in business, government, and other sectors who seek to keep their enterprises agile and efficient as they manage change, implement new business processes and supporting technologies, and pursue important strategic goals"--Provided by publisher.
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SOA Maturity Model

A Delphi-Derived Proposal for Inter-Enterprise Setups

Author: Pericles Antoniades

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319024531

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

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Companies have long sought to integrate existing Information Systems (IS) in order to support existing and potentially new business processes spread throughout their “territories” and possibly to collaborating organizations. A variety of designs can be used to this end, ranging from rigid point-to-point electronic data interchange (EDI) interactions to “Web auctions”. By updating older technologies, such as “Internet-enabling” EDI-based systems, companies can make their IT systems available to internal or external customers; but the resulting systems have not proven to be flexible enough to meet business demands. A more flexible, standardized architecture is required to better support the connection of various applications and the sharing of data. Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is one such architecture. It unifies (“orchestrates”) business processes by structuring large applications as an ad-hoc collection of smaller modules called “Services”. These applications can be used by different groups of people both inside and outside the company, and new applications built from a mix of services (located in a global repository) exhibit greater agility and uniformity. Thus, SOA is a design framework for realizing rapid and low-cost system development and improving total system quality. SOA uses the Web Services standards and technologies and is rapidly becoming a standard approach for enterprise information systems integration. SOA adoption by enterprises has been identified as one of the highest business priorities by a recent Gartner study (Gartner 2007) and enterprises increasingly recognize the requirement for an increased “Service-orientation” and relevant comprehensive frameworks, which will not only help them position themselves and evaluate their SOA initiatives, but also guide them in achieving higher levels of SOA maturity. This in turn, will help enterprises acquire (and retain) competitive advantage over other players in the market who are not (using SOA and thus they are not) so flexibly adjusting themselves to address new business requirements. This book proposes a new SOA Maturity Model (MM) using a Delphi-variant technique and this constitutes one of its distinguishing features because none of the relevant existing works utilized Delphi. Moreover, the fact that the proposed SOA MM supports inter-enterprise setups makes it even more distinct. The newly proposed SOA MM is then used to help the participating organizations position themselves in respect to SOA (current status), guide them to achieve higher levels of SOA maturity, and anticipate their SOA maturity in five years’ time. Furthermore, the “local” or “global” nature of the proposed SOA MM is investigated. This is checked firstly against selected expert panel participants and secondly against local business practitioners.
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IT Outsourcing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: St.Amant, Kirk

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605667714

Category: Computers

Page: 2511

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"This book covers a wide range of topics involved in the outsourcing of information technology through state-of-the-art collaborations of international field experts"--Provided by publisher.
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Agility by ARIS Business Process Management

Yearbook Business Process Excellence 2006/2007

Author: August-Wilhelm Scheer,Helmut Kruppke,Wolfram Jost,Herbert Kindermann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540335285

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

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This book explores the Business Process Management cycle in theory and practice, from the technical as well as the business point of view. Both the ARIS Platform and the methodical approach of ARIS Value Engineering (AVE) are referred to in detail. More than half of the articles are case studies. The book offers valuable ideas to companies on how to optimize their own business processes and thus become more competitive.
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Advances in Sustainable and Competitive Manufacturing Systems

23rd International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing

Author: Américo Azevedo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 331900557X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1693

View: 9971

The proceedings includes the set of revised papers from the 23rd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM 2013). This conference aims to provide an international forum for the exchange of leading edge scientific knowledge and industrial experience regarding the development and integration of the various aspects of Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems covering the complete life-cycle of a company’s Products and Processes. Contents will include topics such as: Product, Process and Factory Integrated Design, Manufacturing Technology and Intelligent Systems, Manufacturing Operations Management and Optimization and Manufacturing Networks and MicroFactories.
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Service-oriented Architecture Compass

Business Value, Planning, and Enterprise Roadmap

Author: Norbert Bieberstein

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0131870025

Category: Computers

Page: 232

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Praise for Service-Oriented Architecture Compass "A comprehensive roadmap to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). SOA is, in reality, a business architecture to be used by those enterprises intending to prosper in the 21st century. Decision makers who desire that their business become flexible can jumpstart that process by adopting the best practices and rules of thumb described in SOA Compass." -Bob Laird, MCI IT Chief Architect "The book Service-Oriented Architecture Compass shows very clearly by means of real projects how agile business processes can be implemented using Service-Oriented Architectures. The entire development cycle from planning through implementation is presented very close to practice and the critical success factors are presented very convincingly." -Professor Dr. Thomas Obermeier, Vice Dean of FHDW Bergisch Gladbach, Germany "This book is a major improvement in the field. It gives a clear view and all the key points on how to really face a SOA deployment in today's organizations." -Mario Moreno, IT Architect Leader, Generali France "Service-Oriented Architecture enables organizations to be agile and flexible enough to adopt new business strategies and produce new services to overcome the challenges created by business dynamism today. CIOs have to consider SOA as a foundation of their Enterprise Applications Architecture primarily because it demonstrates that IT aligns to business processes and also because it positions IT as a service enabler and maximizes previous investments on business applications. To understand and profit from SOA, this book provides CIOs with the necessary concepts and knowledge needed to understand and adapt it into their IT organizations." -Sabri Hamed Al-Azazi, CIO of Dubai Holding, Sabri "I am extremely impressed by the depth and scale of this book! The title is perfect-when you know where you want to go, you need a compass to guide you there! After good IT strategy leads you to SOA, this book is the perfect vehicle that will drive you from dream to reality. We in DSK Bank will use it as our SOA bible in the ongoing project." -Miro Vichev, CIO, DSK Bank, Bulgaria, member of OTP Group "Service-Oriented Architecture offers a pathway to networking of intra- and inter-corporate business systems. The standards have the potential to create far more flexible and resilient business information systems than have been possible in the past. This book is a must-read for those who care about the future of business IT." -Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO, MCI "Service-Oriented Architecture is key to help customers become on demand businesses-a business that can quickly respond to competitive threats and be first to take advantage of marketplace opportunities. SOA Compass is a must-read for those individuals looking to bridge the gap between IT and business in order to help their enterprises become more flexible and responsive." -Michael Liebow, Vice President, Web Services and Service-Oriented Architecture, IBM Business Consulting Services "This book is a welcome addition to SOA literature. It articulates the business case and provides practical proven real-world advice, guidance, tips, and techniques for organizations to make the evolution from simple point-to-point web services to true SOA by addressing such topics as planning, organization, analysis and design, security, and systems management." -Denis O'Sullivan, Fireman's Fund Enterprise Architect Maximize the business value and flexibility of your SOA deployment In this book, IBM Enterprise Integration Team experts present a start-to-finish guide to planning, implementing, and managing Service-Oriented Architecture. Drawing on their extensive experience helping enterprise customers migrate to SOA, the authors share hard-earned lessons and best practices for architects, project managers, and software development leaders alike. Well-written and practical, Service-Oriented Architecture Compass offers the perfect blend of principles and "how-to" guidance for transitioning your infrastructure to SOA. The authors clearly explain what SOA is, the opportunities it offers, and how it differs from earlier approaches. Using detailed examples from IBM consulting engagements, they show how to deploy SOA solutions that tightly integrate with your processes and operations, delivering maximum flexibility and value. With detailed coverage of topics ranging from policy-based management to workflow implementation, no other SOA book offers comparable value to workingIT professionals. Coverage includes SOA from both a business and technical standpoint-and how to make the business case Planning your SOA project: best practices and pitfalls to avoid SOA analysis and design for superior flexibility and value Securing and managing your SOA environment Using SOA to simplify enterprise application integration Implementing business processes and workflow in SOA environments Case studies in SOA deployment After you've deployed: delivering better collaboration, greater scalability, and more sophisticated applications The IBM Press developerWorks® Series is a unique undertaking in which print books and the Web are mutually supportive. The publications in this series are complemented by resources on the developerWorks Web site on ibm.com. Icons throughout the book alert the reader to these valuable resources.
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The Journey to Enterprise Agility

Systems Thinking and Organizational Legacy

Author: Daryl Kulak,Hong Li

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319540874

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 1100

This is the first book to seriously address the disconnection between nimble Agile teams and other groups in the enterprise, including enterprise architecture, the program management office (PMO), human resources, and even business executives. When an enterprise experiments with practice improvements, software development teams often jump on board with excitement, while other groups are left to wonder how they will fit in. We address how these groups can adapt to Agile teams. More importantly, we show how many Agile teams cause their own problems, damaging scalability and sustainability, by requiring special treatment, and by failing to bridge the gaps between themselves and other groups. We call this phenomenon “Agile illth.” Adopting a set of “best practices” is not enough. All of us, Agile teams and the corporate groups, must change our intentions and worldviews to be more compatible with the success of the enterprise. Join us on the journey to enterprise agility. It is a crooked path, fraught with danger, confusion and complexity. It is the only way to reach the pinnacles we hope to experience in the form of better business value delivered faster for less cost.
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Enterprise Interoperability II

New Challenges and Approaches

Author: Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves,Jörg Müller,Kai Mertins,Martin Zelm

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846288584

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 894

View: 7769

This volume provides a concise reference to the state-of-the-art in software interoperability. Composed of over 90 papers, Enterprise Interoperability II ranges from academic research through case studies to industrial and administrative experience of interoperability. The international nature of the authorship continues to broaden. Many of the papers have examples and illustrations calculated to deepen understanding and generate new ideas.
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