EAI vendors long way from true Web Services integration.

Position:Internet Focus

Butler Group, has launched `EAI and Web Services--Cutting the cost of Enterprise Integration.' a Technology Evaluation and Comparison Report demonstrates that the majority of EAI vendors still have a long way to go before they can offer organisations the benefits of a truly integrated enterprise.

Integration is the number one priority for CIOs, but this has yet to be mined into significant spend on specialist software. This report examines this conundrum and investigates the various different styles of integration on offer, discussing both the drivers for and barriers to integration. The report includes detailed Technology Audits on the products from leading EAI vendors and identifies product strengths and weaknesses. Vendors reviewed include: SeeBeyond's Business Integration Suite, TIBCO Software and its ActiveEnterprise, IBM Websphere, Microsoft's BizTalk Server 2002 and Global exchange Services' Enterprise System.

Comment:

The challenges or business pains that EAI aims to soothe have never been greater. Organisations are facing well-documented economic pressures that resonate heavily throughout the fabric of...

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