January 2001 Monthly Meeting
January 16, 2000
Superior e-Business Environments
Through Legacy Application Integration
the new economy, businesses that are creating a viable online business
are struggling with bridging the gap between new Web applications and
mission-critical applications that reside on back-end systems.
It can be a costly and cumbersome undertaking to integrate these
can you quickly and easily make legacy applications interact with portals
and electronic storefronts? How do you leverage key business functionality
already built in your host applications for fast implementation in new
e-business environments? From XML to COM and beyond,
the standards, protocols and techniques available for e-business
initiatives continue to expand and evolve, leaving developers with many
issues to consider when implementing mission-critical e-business
initiatives that exploit existing legacy applications.
session will introduce the tools and techniques for mining legacy
transactions for use in new e-business applications and for legacy
integration into collaborative commerce portals and digital supply chains.
Attendees will learn the various ways of integrating existing legacy
systems with modernized front-end Web applications. Deployment
considerations related to XML, COM and Java interfaces, such as using
these languages to link more systemic enterprise application integration
offerings to core business systems, will also be discussed.
Franssen has 14 years of experience in the technology industry, including
nine years with SEAGULL. Ms.
Franssen was the first employee of SEAGULL following the founders.
She began her career in Holland as a Unix trainer and consultant
for Northern Telecom Data Systems and moved on to a similar role at
Proface. Before joining
SEAGULL in 1991, Ms. Franssen was in sales at Progress Software.
Her role at SEAGULL has included consulting for AS/400 ERP
implementation, managing indirect sales channels for EMEA and Asia
Pacific, and her current role of product manager for application
Franssen moved to the Americas headquarters of SEAGULL in 1999.
She is fluent in Dutch, German and English.