IBM Makes e-business Blueprints Freely Available.Business/Hi-Tech Writers
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 15, 2000
Company Publishes Patterns For e-business To Address
Skills Shortage, Speed Deployment
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midmost of an international IT skills shortage, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) today made available free e-business blueprints called Patterns for e-business.
IBM's Patterns for e-business is a collection of knowledge and deployable code culled from years of experience in implementing e-business solutions. Through the evaluation of more than 20,000 customer engagements, IBM has identified proven methodologies for initial e-business projects, such as setting up a business-to-business relationship or a business-to-consumer Web site.
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"Patterns for e-business is a unique resource to help businesses reduce the risk and cost of implementing systems, which can provide a real competitive advantage," said Peter Tarrant, vice president of e-business marketing, IBM. "Having a solid starting point Noun 1. starting point - earliest limiting point
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After many years experience in designing and implementing systems, IBM recognized many striking, cross-industry similarities in customer requirements for building an e-business architecture. The resulting Patterns for e-business initiative offers a set of architectural and design standards Design standards
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"This innovative software architecture initiative from IBM is the first of its kind," said Martin Butler
Martin Neil Butler (born 15 September 1974 in Dudley, England) is an English football striker currently playing for Grimsby Town on loan from Walsall. , chairman and founder, Butler Group. "The industry could benefit greatly from IBM's experience in the e-business arena, especially when one considers the tremendous problems companies encounter due to the IT labor shortage A Labor shortage is an economic condition in which there are insufficient qualified candidates (employees) to fill the market-place demands for employment at any price. This condition is sometimes referred to by Economists as "an insufficiency in the labor force. ."
IBM has published six initial Patterns for e-business:
-- User to Business
-- User to Online Buying
-- Business to Business
-- User to User
-- User to Data
-- Application Integration
"IBM proposed a solution based on the Patterns for e-business, which enabled us to markedly decrease our development time," said Howard Hughes, e-business applications manager, Mohawk Industries Mohawk Industries is an American company that supplies residential and commercial flooring and other home products. It is one of the two largest carpet manufacturers in the world. It is exchanged on the New York Stock Exchange under the listed security MHK. . "Building a solution based on knowledge culled from IBM's years of experience in helping similar kinds of businesses succeed gave us greater confidence in moving forward with our own implementation."
Patterns for e-business also includes evaluation copies of select IBM software, such as WebSphere Studio, DB2 and Visual Age for Java, which can easily be deployed in the Patterns architecture.
Accessing Patterns for e-business Documents
To get the information needed for speeding the process of application development, IT professionals should visit IBM's Patterns for e-business Web site in the developerWorks Web architecture zone, a section that offers free resources and guidelines for the design and management of e-business applications. It can be found at: http://www.ibm.com/framework/patterns.
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