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Enterprises are moving towards a highly collaborative environment to achieve higher competitive advantage. Availability of the right information across the enterprise at the right time has become a key capability to provide such an advantage. Though this was a well-understood objective, various architectures that evolved to manifest such an enterprise information delivery infrastructure were not elegant, intuitive, or aligned to governance and organizational dynamics. With the emergence of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web Service for Remote Portals (WSRP), the enterprise information bus (EIB) topology has evolved to be the infrastructure for service on demand portals. This article, which the first of two, provides a comprehensive introduction to federated portals, WSRP, and EIB. Federated Portals A few years back, in a spree to go "online," organizations s... (more)

Enterprise Information Bus

In part one (Vol.3, issue 7) of this two-part article, we discussed the "on demand" information delivery architecture based on portal technologies and WSRP. In this part, the concept of on demand will be extended beyond the information delivery layer to the information aggregation and integration layer. We'll introduce the Enterprise Information Bus (EIB) and discuss its role in building service-on-demand portals. Emergence of Information AggregationPortals are never implemented as stand-alone infrastructures; they have to integrate with the larger enterprise ecosystem. Portals a... (more)