SOURCE: OpenEAI Software Foundation

May 29, 2007 11:05 ET

OpenEAI Members Present Identity Service Management Track at JA-SIG Summer 2007 Conference

Open Source ESB Provides Robust Application Integration Platform for Enterprises

CHAMPAIGN, IL--(Marketwire - May 29, 2007) - The OpenEAI Software Foundation, a non-profit corporation organized to develop and promote open source enterprise application integration, today announced two of its members will provide a technical presentation on the subject of Identity Service Management at the JA-SIG Summer 2007 Conference being held in Denver, Colorado this June 24-27, 2007. The presentation will show attendees how to incorporate an identity service in the OpenEAI open source Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) using the OpenEAI Sample Enterprise. An identity service is used to automatically keep information, records, and "identities" in sync and updated between applications such as uPortal, CAS, Sakai, LDAP, and others. Without an identity service, IT personnel and administrators spend valuable time manually synchronizing and updating information.

"The OpenEAI Software Foundation is excited to present again at this year's JA-SIG Summer Conference," stated Tod Jackson, President of the OpenEAI Software Foundation. "The adoption of open source solutions is growing substantially within higher education and JA-SIG plays an important role in the evolution of open source technologies and standards. This event provides an excellent forum for education and the exchange of ideas within the open source community."

OpenEAI Presentation Details -- JA-SIG Summer 2007 Conference

Track:      Addressing the Enterprise, Monday, June 25, 2007 4:45PM-5:45PM
Title:      "Multiple Personality Disorder in the Enterprise"
Presenters: Tom Cervenka, Senior Developer Enterprise Architecture,
            University of Illinois
            Stephen Wheat, Senior Technology Architect, Open Integration
            Incorporated
Abstract:   The presenters will demonstrate the incorporation of an
            Identity Service in the OpenEAI Sample Enterprise and show how
            its various applications and services -- Sakai, uPortal, CAS,
            and LDAP -- can be kept in sync.

If your enterprise has more than one application or service, then chances are that within these records there exist numerous individuals, each one possessing "two or more distinct identities or personalities, each with its own pattern of perceiving and interacting with the environment." Unfortunately, this is true for most of us. Multiple identities for each and every employee and customer are maintained, involuntarily, because our applications and services are not wired to stay in sync. This makes it hard to update basic information -- such as a person's name -- and a lot of valuable time and money is spent manually syncing applications and services.

The development, availability, and evolution of Open Source Enterprise Application Integration Software is important to IT Managers of large enterprises made up of many systems and allows them to develop and implement an integration strategy that is driven by the needs of the enterprise instead of the desires of the vendors. More information on the conferences is available at: http://www.ja-sig.org/conferences/07summer/index.html

About OpenEAI ESB & Development Platform

OpenEAI 4.0 software contains an open source ESB and comprehensive set of runtime management and monitoring scripts and documentation for managing deployed messaging gateways and applications. Complete reference implementations of typical message-aware applications and message gateways as well as critical infrastructure applications such as message routers, message proxies, point-to-point destination polling applications, and testing applications are also maintained and documented by the project.

About the OpenEAI Software Foundation

Founded as a membership-based, non-profit corporation in October 2002, the OpenEAI Software Foundation's mission is to build and sustain the OpenEAI Project by providing organizational, legal, and financial support for the OpenEAI project and closely-related endeavors. The foundation was created with the assistance of the University of Illinois and Open Integration Incorporated.

About the OpenEAI Project

The OpenEAI Project is an open-source project dedicated to discovering and documenting the controlling dynamics, principles, and practices of enterprise application integration and to present, implement, and promote those findings to its members and community through the open source licensing of its software. The Project is comprised of six distinct, but closely-related departments, which address OpenEAI Methodology, Application Foundation APIs, Message Object API, Message Definitions, Reference Implementations, and Deployment and Administration which together form the foundation of the OpenEAI ESB. The development, availability, and evolution of open source Enterprise Application Integration software is important to IT managers at enterprise corporations and especially within the higher education community and healthcare industry. More information about the OpenEAI Project software, documentation, and licensing information is available at: www.OpenEAI.org.

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