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Integration Models: Templates for Business Transformation

Contents

Introduction 

Origins of Integration Models 

The Toolkit 

Influences That Shaped the Approach 

Just Do It 

Increased Autonomy 

Intuitive Approach 

Intuitive Design 

Aim of the Book 

Organization of the Book 

I - Techniques for Enterprise Application Integration

1 The Context for Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) 

Business Reasons for EAI 

What Is Enterprise Application Integration? 

Architectural Infrastructure for Integration 

Company Risk Factors for Integration 

Industry Risk Factors for Integration 

Conclusion 

2 Introduction to Integration Models 

Integration Models Bridge the Gap Between Business

and Technical Views 

What Do Integration Models Do? 

What Integration Models Are Not 

Benefits of the IM Approach 

The Catalog of Integration Models 

Conclusion 

3 The Environment for Integration Modeling 

What It Takes to Build an Environment 

Selecting a Project Approach 

Providing the Glue Between Organizational Components 

Placing Project Deliverables in Context 

The Operating Model for Integration 

Implementation Strategies for Integration Projects 

Summary 

II Catalog of Integration Models

4 The Cycle Template 

Template Description 

Template Discussion 

When the Cycle Template Applies 

Examples 

Benefits and Consequences 

Template Realization 

EAI Applications 

Templates That Work Well with the Cycle Template 

5 The Seed Template 

6 The Web Template 

7 The Flow Template

8 The Wave Template

9 The Ring Template

10 The Cell Template

11 The Tree Template

III Applying Integration Models

12 Case Study: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 

Background 

Applying Integration Models for ERP 

Integration Issues 

Summary 

13 Using Integration Models to Synthesize Industry Models 

The Goal of Synthesizing Industry Models 

Method for Synthesizing Industry Models 

Conclusion 

14 Data Strategy, Warehousing, and Architecture with Integration

Models 

Data Management 

How IM Supports Data Management 

Organizing the Data Architecture 

Elements of a Successful Data Warehouse 

15 Case Study: Integration in Telecommunications 

Background 

Sources of Fragmentation 

Applying Integration Modeling 

Delivering a Unified Interface 

Conclusion 

16 Conclusion 

Clarifying the Dynamics of Any Model 

Understanding the Current Problem Set 

IM as "Snap-to-Grid" Formats 

Pointing the Way to Implementation Strategies 

Translating IM into Technical Implementation Models 

Patterns, Templates, and Other Reusable Components

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