As software developers enter the new millennium, they are challenged to bring the value of the network to the enterprise, and to leverage the assets developed over the years into components of a ubiquitous computing environment.
In order to meet the heavy computing demands of the largest U.S. school system, the New York City Board of Education uses an enterprise server and high-performance software to deliver all of the information required to administer more than one million students.
With the evolution of network management, more responsibility has been placed upon the "framework" to fulfill the TMN FCAPS model. Typical network operations centers, which support Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)-based logical and physical devices, must now be capable of supporting all business units in a uniform fashion.
Java development efforts are sweeping through the enterprise. Existing legacy applications are being reengineered to include Web front-ends. E-business is an idea whose time has come. This article introduces an Object-Oriented Project Size Estimation technique that can help predict the amount of time it takes to design, code and test an object-oriented project.
It seems that every few years we embrace some new "trend" that trumpets the dawn of the corporate IT revolution. The trend dujour could very well become Enterprise Application Integration. But should we really be thinking Departmental Application Integration instead?
New mission-critical e-business applications must be developed more rapidly, meet higher quality standards, and be updated quicker than ever before. This demand for speed is captured in the now familiar terms "Internet time" or "e-time."
Having weathered Y2K, corporate IT organizations now find themselves facing an even more daunting challenge: providing a flexible and integrated back-end to support e-business initiatives. For many IT departments, meeting this challenge is a matter, not only of success, but of survival.
With the availability of Java-stored procedures for DB2 for OS/390, the era of portable, vendor-neutral, database programming will really be with us. This article looks at how you can use the Java programming language with large-scale enterprise databases, namely DB2 for OS/390.