Designing enterprise integration solutions - Effectively

Karthikeyan Umapathy, Sandeep Purao, Russell R. Barton

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Abstract

The design of large and complex enterprise integration solutions is a difficult task because designers must respond not only to the 'requirements' from a diverse set of users, but also because a successful design outcome must respond to the 'constraints' provided by the current set of legacy applications. The problem, therefore, belongs to a category of problems where design knowledge is difficult to articulate and reuse. In particular, the nature and form of knowledge for conceptual design of systems integration solutions continues to be a concern. In this paper, we investigate whether design knowledge in the form of patterns can be reused to develop systems integration solutions, and whether such reuse leads to more effective design outcomes. The research follows Design Science guidelines in that we describe a research artifact, and evaluate it to assess whether it meets the intended goals. The results indicate that approaches to facilitate reuse of conceptual design knowledge are feasible in the domain of enterprise integration, and that such reuse does, in fact, lead to more effective design solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages145-158
Number of pages14
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event3rd International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2008 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: May 7 2008May 9 2008

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Other3rd International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2008
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period5/7/085/9/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems

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    Umapathy, K., Purao, S., & Barton, R. R. (2008). Designing enterprise integration solutions - Effectively. 145-158. Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2008, Atlanta, GA, United States.