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Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now?
Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application

it support trends  on attention to scalability. It is almost impossible to know at implementation time what the data volumes will be in the future. Support for varying levels of fault tolerance, load balancing, and failover for mission-critical systems Workflow enablement (via SMTP, publish/subscribe capabilities, etc.) is a key requirement to reduce latency between distributed processes. The product should also have links to workgroup products such as Lotus Notes Domino and Microsoft Exchange. System Access Component A

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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