IBM; Bloor, R; Hanrahan, M: IBM Pattern for e-Business 2003.

THEMES: IBM\e-Business | Bloor, R | Hanrahan, M
YEAR: 2003
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LABEL: e-Business - patterns | Integration
PEOPLE: Bloor, R | Hanrahan, M
THINGS: Strategy
TIME: 2001
Book Description:
Get an inside look at how successful businesses build their e-business architectures. In this book, four IBM e-business experts capture years of experience into easy-to-follow guidelines. Deliberately focusing on Business patterns, Integration patterns, and Application patterns, the authors share with you proven architectural patterns that can help get you up and running quickly, while at the same time reducing your risks. Because today's economy demands that e-business initiatives emphasize profitability and return on investment, the authors also offer guidance on methods to minimize cost, yet ensure quality.

Many e-business applications and initiatives fail because of the lack of a comprehensive look at e-business architectures. For example, the recent crashes of many e-business applications costing millions of dollars could have been avoided if all aspects of operational issues had been addressed properly. This book offers a blueprint for avoiding such mistakes and for achieving success in the new digital economy. It also includes case studies, examples, references, and pointers to other materials at the IBM Web site

This book is an excellent resource for business executives who must determine which e-business solutions to implement and are conscious of the key drivers (such as time to market and cost to implement) that govern implementing these solutions; CIOs and CTOs who are responsible for implementing e-business solutions and choosing the architecture that will provide the underpinnings of these solutions; Technical professionals (including ISVs, Web integrators, system integrators, and solution architects) who need to translate complex business requirements into applications that can be implemented using specific technologies; and Academics who wish to understand the implementation approaches that practitioners use to implement e-business solutions

Included with the book is a CD-ROM that includes: Audio/video demonstration, with links to the Web, to illustrate the concepts of the Patterns for e-business and the Pattern Development Kit; Two reports by analyst firms that provide independent assessments of the Patterns for e-business; Audio/video interviews with both an IBM customer and an IBM business partner who have had notable successes with the Patterns for e-business; Written reports of the experiences of two customers and a business partner; Example IBM Redbook: Patterns for e-business: User-to-Business Patterns for Topology 1 and 2 Using WebSphere Advanced Edition; and HTML file with links to useful IBM Web sites about the Patterns for e-business

Features of this book:

   • Presents a comprehensive framework for defining e-business architectures
   • Provides C-level managers an entry point for understanding engineering possibilities and risks
   • Extends the well-accepted concept of reuse through design patterns to a higher level of reuse
   • Provides proven Business patterns, Integration patterns, and Application patterns
   • Demonstrates how these patterns can be combined and customized
   • Demonstrates how to guide the development of flexible e-business architectures
   • Demonstrates implementation plans that maximize existing patterns and related assets
   • Provides two concrete case studies
   • Provides linkages to additional resources


   Guide to the Reader<
   Chapter 1. Solutions for a Digital Economy
   Chapter 2. Patterns for e-business
   Chapter 3. Documenting the Patterns for e-business
   Chapter 4. Business Patterns
   Chapter 5. Integration Patterns
   Chapter 6. Composite Patterns
   Chapter 7. Application Patterns for Self-Service
   Chapter 8. Application Patterns for Collaboration
   Chapter 9. Application Patterns for Information Aggregation
   Chapter 10. Application Patterns for Extended Enterprise
   Chapter 11. Application Patterns for Access Integration
   Chapter 12. Application Patterns for Application Integration
   Chapter 13. The Next Steps for Your Organization
   Chapter 14. e-Marketplace Case Study

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