S-O-B Shades of Blue
Shades of Blue participated in a number of projects implementing Ordermanagement. The intention of the implementation of an Ordermanagement system was in all cases the same:
The functionallity in general is split in four major functional building blocks:
The implementations were based on tailormade solutions as well as COTS (Ericson Order Care, ConceptWave). And implemented in Fixed line, Cable and Mobile operators.
The main challenges are typical for telco operators. The broad variation of applications in the IT landscape is a challenge. Currently Tibco (with any other implementation naming) is introduced as a glueware. Bringing new challenges, quite often having the effect of a deadlock, not enabling the loose coupling between systems. Harsch discussions with archtects and developers are common to get to a point where systems are operating autonomous and have and ESB as abstraction layer with simple operations as:
In essence we are back to the two/three phase commit discussion we had in the 90-ties, only not at table/database level but over applications.
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