Equipping the Enterprise Interoperability Problem Solver

Paul Oude Luttighuis, Erwin Folmer

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The maturity of the enterprise interoperability field does not match the importance attached to it by many, both in the public as well as the private community. A host of models, paradigms, designs, standards, methods, and instruments seems to be available, but many of them are only used in rather small circles. Also, they constitute a poorly structured field, divided along disciplinary boundaries and filled with competition and incompatibilities, which is therefore difficult to set foot in by enterprise interoperability problem owners. This chapter proposes a scope and structure of an enterprise interoperability profession by taking the enterprise interface as the pivotal concept. It then defines four perspectives on such interfaces: design, transaction, implementation, and suprastructure. These four perspectives each house a range of issues, which can be tackled by the enterprise interoperability professional by using models and instruments. This chapter identifies and classifies such models and instruments and sketches how a collection of these can be implemented and used.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCharalabidis, Interoperability in Digital Public Services and Adminstration
Subtitle of host publicationBridging E-Government and E-Business
EditorsYannis Charalabidis
PublisherIGI Global Publisher
Number of pages375
ISBN (Print)978-1-61520-887-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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  • IR-75378


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