As dot.com companies grapple with rigid market conditions and we keep hearing how the big technology players are being punished on Wall Street, it becomes easy to think of the Internet as a fad. The Internet frenzy may have subsided, but interest in the Internet as a business and marketing tool is still strong. It will continue to impact organizations and create opportunities. Sooner or later every organization will use the Internet for some facet, large or small, of its business. Architecture for e-Business Systems: Building the Foundation for Tomorrow's Success provides complete coverage of best practices and architecture applications. The book gives hands-on details to the IT manager faced with the daunting task of transitioning 40 years worth of computing detritus supporting a brick-and-mortar operation into an online business - melding the walk-in customer with the surf-in customer. It highlights strategy and planning, e-enabled business solutions, wireless and mobile business solutions, project development approaches, e-enabled architecture and design, toolkits, testing, performance, and security. The Internet will continue to impact individuals and organizations. Companies looking to grow their business through the Internet will find numerous new opportunities. With its focus on strategic and tactical knowledge Architecture for e-Business Systems: Building the Foundation for Tomorrow's Success shows you how to successfully build and deploy Internet applications that stand up to the rigors of today's demanding business environment.