November 2000


Distributed Qeuing: MQSeries Queue Manager Clustering

Message queuing enables applications on geographically separated systems to interact effectively, without synchronizing activities on communication ends. This makes message queuing a preferred technology for many large-scale e-commerce applications. MQSeries, IBM's message queuing product, can be used for exchanging messages between applications running on the same system, as well as on different systems.

Web-to-Host Connections: The Lines Get Blurrier

From Toronto to Tuktoyaktuk: Integrated ERP Systems Help Canada's Historic Mounties FulFill Their Modern Mission

The Mounties always get their man, and a new ERP system implemented in September helps them stay organized in their law enforcement efforts. The system, designed to allow far-flung units to work as one, integrates finance, logistics and procurement functions for all Royal Canadian Mounted Police assets, from clothing to firearms, building materials, automobiles and computer equipment.

Keeping in the Middle of Things: Using Middleware to Integrate External Resources

The problem: For years, systems have been built that have served a single purpose for a single set of users without sufficient thought to integrating these systems into larger systems and multiple applications. The solution: Middleware allows applications across the enterprise to communicate with one another.

Business Intelligence: Training Is Not Enough

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Industry News

Of Java and DB2: Using Java Database Connectivity and SQLJ

IBM has provided the OS/390 Java programmer with two access mechanisms to access DB2 data: Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) and SQLJ. Learn what will work best for you. Receive an overview of Java with DB2 in the OS/390 environment, view code snippets illustrating each access mechanism, and compare the strengths and weaknesses of JDBC versus SQLJ.

Better Data Management Without Jeopardizing Customer Relations

UCB Goes ERP: Berkeley's Infrastructure Includes New Business Rules and Policies

The financial systems at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) were in need of an overhaul. An updated system was needed that could improve end user access and processing, and minimize the number of interfaces between systems. UCB chose to implement an Enterprise Resource Planning system to meet these needs; follow their path from vendor selection to final results.

Make-to-Order: The Right OLTP Helps Manufacturers Deliver

The ability to make changes in a synchronized supply change without interruption is critical to a manufacturer's agility and profitability. An Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) allows realtime management of make-to-order manufacturing or flow manufacturing. An OLTP system enables realtime changes to customer orders, shorten production cycles and reduces costs.

Enterprise Storage: Hitting the Wall at 150 GB/IN2


E-Business: When the Land Rush Ends

New Products for the Enterprise

Editorial: What's in a Name?

Competing in the Digital Economy: Convergence and Digitization

The world of e-business is rapidly expanding, becoming a battlefield of online merchants eager to capitalize on the new marketplace. There are three primary areas to consider in planning a transition to the e-commerce world: Adapting or changing the present business model, creating a personal sales experience, and inventing a unique site that entices a customer to return, and builds loyalty.