Chapter 6. Integration

  1. Mark Norris1 and
  2. Steve West2

Published Online: 5 OCT 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0470841508.ch6

eBusiness Essentials: Technology and Network Requirements for Mobile and Online Markets, Second Edition

eBusiness Essentials: Technology and Network Requirements for Mobile and Online Markets, Second Edition

How to Cite

Norris, M. and West, S. (2001) Integration, in eBusiness Essentials: Technology and Network Requirements for Mobile and Online Markets, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470841508.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Norwest Communications, UK

  2. 2

    BT, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 OCT 2001

Book Series:

  1. Wiley–BT Series

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471521839

Online ISBN: 9780470841501

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Keywords:

  • batch-oriented integration;
  • real-time integration;
  • Internet's Simple Message Transfer Protocol;
  • EDIFact;
  • Distributed Computing Environment;
  • Common Gateway Interface

Summary

The main messages in this chapter has been that integration can be a complex and, sometimes, messy exercise for which there are precious few prescriptions. That said, we present some useful guidelines and strategies, borne of experience, that can minimise the challenge. In support of this, the larger part of the chapter has presented case studies that illustrate issues that emerge in the real world and hints and tips that can inform the successful integration of back-end systems into an overall eBusiness solution.