Business Integration:
Moving beyond Application Integration and SOA

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Companies have been constantly reducing their response time to events that affect their Business. This move towards (near) real-time business operations has been referred to as the "Zero Latency Enterprise (ZLE)", or the "Real Time Enterprise (RTE)". In order to facilitate the RTE, IT managers have been under increasing pressure to migrate a portfolio of independent "stovepipe" applications to an integrated set of business services that can be aligned with changing Business requirements and support new Business processes faster and with reduced cost. The approaches for integration have gone through an evolution, starting with Application Integration, this has been followed by the adoption of Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs), well architected services make it feasible to address integration on an enterprise scale, moving us another step closer to the RTE. Business Process Management (BPM) can finally be integrated with SOA (or EDA), and it takes on new significance since it can automate the actions that are required when processing events. These technologies include Complex Event Processing (CEP) and Business Activity Monitoring (BAM).
This seminar will give you insight into approaches to Enterprise Architecture including Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Event Driven Architecture (EDA). It helps you distinguish the different layers that are required for a complete implementation. It will bring you up to date on the standards and technologies that play a key role in today's Business Integration projects, such as Web Services, Enterprise Service Buses (ESB), Business Process Management (BPM), Complex Event Processing (CEP), and Business Activity Monitoring (BAM).

What you will learn

  • Define requirements, goals and organizational approaches for building and integrating Business processes that align with your business strategy.
  • Identify the challenges and benefits of developing an Enterprise Architecture.
  • Learn how to put a large scale Business Integration initiative on the right track by utilizing proven methodology and well-defined process.
  • How to define practical guidelines on an Enterprise level that can help different project teams make the best architecture and technology choices
  • How to lay the foundation (or identify existing integration infrastructure) in your company that is required for capturing business events.
  • Understand the relationship between Complex Event Processing (CEP), Business Process Management (BPM), and Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), SOA and EDA.
  • Understand relevant standards and technologies, including Integration Broker, Enterprise Service Bus, Application Server, Business Process Management, Business Activity Monitoring, and a number of Web Services standards.
  • How to define models for Return on Investment (ROI) for Business Integration projects.
  • The rationale behind building or avoiding a Business Integration Competence Center (BICC).
  • Review examples of Fortune 500 companies that have benefited from the implementation of a common business integration architecture.

Main Topics

  • Introduction to Business Integration
  • Requirements
  • First Things First - Defining A Business Integration Architecture
  • Laying the Foundation: Integrating Applications, Services and Data
  • The Process Layer: Aligning Business and IT
  • The Role of Standards and Open Source Software
  • Business Integration Project Methodology
  • Best Practices and Case Studies