University of Oklahoma Printing Services
The capability to efficiently interact, collaborate and exchange information with business partners and within a company is one of the most important challenges of each enterprise, especially forced by the global markets and the resulting competition. Today, many software systems are completely isolated and not integrated into a homogeneous structure. This makes it hard to exchange information and to keep business information in sync. Interoperability can be defined as the ability of enterprise software and applications to interact. In Europe between 30-40% of total IT budgets is spent on issues tied to Interoperability.