COMMON Attendees to Learn How Web Services Can Complement Business Integration

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EXTOL International has been selected by the COMMON Conference Education Committee to deliver two key business integration education sessions at the upcoming conference and exposition in Nashville, March 30-April 3. Mark Denchy, EXTOL director of product management, will explain issues and opportunities surrounding the removal of barriers between systems, processes, applications, and partners.

"Business integration has become a mainstream tool for bridging the gap between IT and business managers," says Denchy. "The complex way businesses must interact for supply- and demand-chain efficiencies necessitate (its)...use. These sessions will give COMMON attendees a good understanding of the related issues and the alternatives available."

The "Web Services Architecture" session will reveal how companies can achieve near real-time business-to-business (B2B) and application-to-application (A2A) collaborations. The session will discuss service-oriented architecture (SOA) and how Web Services complements integration platform services that supply process automation, data transformation, communication management, end-to-end auditing and other integration services without having to manage implementation details.

In the "Business Integration Patterns for the System i Professional" session, Denchy will provide an overview of the complex practice of enterprise integration, which requires a multi-faceted understanding of process automation, data transformation, communications, and other technologies. Attendees will learn the benefits of using integration patterns-reusable, best practice solutions-to solve different classes of integration issues.

COMMON is the networking community, industry advocate, and leading education provider for System i (AS/400, iSeries and System i5) users in North America. EXTOL is a leading provider of B2B integration software applications for both internal and external collaboration. Denchy is considered an expert on the subject with more than 20 years experience in software application development and platform integration.

At COMMON, subject matter experts from around the world and from IBM will deliver education on leading-edge System i technologies such as SQL, RPG IV, DB2 for i5/OS, Java, Lotus Domino/Workplace and many other technical topics. COMMON conferences have been recognized by the IT industry as one of the highest-quality education conferences for IBM midrange users and developers. In addition to conducting the educational sessions, EXTOL will also participate in the conference as an Elite Exhibitor, Booth 505.

About EXTOL International, Inc.

EXTOL International, Inc. is a leading provider of B2B integration application software for resource-constrained companies who want to integrate demand driven supply chains. EXTOL solutions are ready-to-use applications that target multiple B2B and internal challenges with a common integration platform that empowers existing IT teams to respond rapidly to new business opportunities and demands. EXTOL solutions are also available preconfigured to address specific electronic commerce applications including EDI, AS2, XML, data synchronization (1SYNC) and the integration and management capabilities required to take full advantage of supply chain functionality.  For more information, visit