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.
About the Author
Jonathan Adams has led the definition and development of the Patterns for e-business. The resultant patterns are used by IBM and its business partners to help reduce risk and increase speed to market. Jonathan holds a master's degree in mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge.
Srinivas Koushik is IBM Global Services BIS Architecture and Technology Executive for the Americas. He has over 15 years of experience in several areas of computing, including large-scale systems integration, and design and development of distributed computing systems. Srinivas is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.
Guru Vasudeva is a Senior Architect with IBM Global Services. His areas of expertise include strategic IT planning, Internet architectures, and component-based development. He advises companies on the effective and innovative use of emerging technologies. He holds a computer science degree from Mysore University, India, and an MBA from University of Cincinnati.
Dr. George Galambos is Director, Architecture in IBM Global Services, Canada. He advises international companies on subjects ranging from advanced systems design to strategic IT plans. His current interest includes system design patterns, with a focus on integration. George is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.