An Integrated Information Environment -- A Technology Architecture for the Next Century

Abstract

The University of Arizona is reengineering its major administrative systems and envisions a new environment where data is collected at the source and people have access to information when and where they need it. This requires integrating data from many different sources, expanding its accessibility, and building a secure technical foundation that is usable, reliable, extensible, portable, adaptable, and manageable. We selected an architecture that allows us to capitalize on our legacy systems and expertise in the transition to an integrated information systems environment based on world wide web technologies. This paper describes our architectural selection process and presents issues requiring additional thought and resolution.

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