New Generation of Integration for Clouds, Services and the Web.

As Clouds and Web Services allow enterprises to look towards new external business capabilities, the drive to find ways to obtain similar improvements in efficiency that IT delivered internally has led to the introduction of the term Complex Systems. It defines extended, end-to-end processes that connect a number of enterprises in a trading network. The flexibility of such networks to allow any enterprise to optimize its buying and selling processes in response to its opportunities requires both business process redesign to define new values and new forms technology integration. This month’s Technology Brief introduces more on this topic and covers the usual round-up of industry announcements.