Learn to utilize today's hottest EAI technologies to ensure interoperability across your organizationWhat exactly is enterprise application integration (EAI)? What makes this $300 million market so hot that it's expected to grow to $6.5 billion in the next two years? How do you apply it in the real world? Whether you're an IT professional or systems architect, business manager or software developer, if you're looking into EAI as a solution for unifying applications and systems across the enterprise, then the answers are in this book.You'll find a complete and unbiased survey of the different technologies, architectures, and approaches available for EAI implementations, including pros and cons, clear explanations of all concepts, and first-rate guidance on how to choose the best EAI strategy for your company. The authors draw on their pioneering work with early implementations to show you how to:Define your specific integration problem in a useful form that enables a real solutionDevelop your own EAI architecture and ensure interoperability of legacy, stovepipe, COTS, client-server and modern technology applicationsChoose the best among messaging architecture, object architecture, and transaction architectureWork with the best implementation technologies, including Microsoft's COM+, the OMG's CORBA, and Sun's EJBUtilize the proven Secure Application Integration Methodology (SAIM)Wiley Tech BriefsFocused on the needs of the corporate IT and business manager, the Tech Briefs series provides in-depth information on a new or emerging technology, solutions, and vendor offerings available in the marketplace. With their accessible approach, these books will help you get quickly up-to-speed on a topic so that you can effectively compete, grow, and better serve your customers.