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Creating the virtual enterprise with VE gateways
Author(s): Peter W. Herman; Cathy Good; Tim J. Hahn; Dave Wierbowski
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Paper Abstract

Virtual enterprise (VE) gateways are one of the approaches being studied by the NIIIP consortium for building the virtual enterprise, defined as a temporary alliance of companies to address fast-changing business opportunities. VE gateways are software entities that link dissimilar management and programming domains over untrusted networks such as the Internet in order to provide a secure communications infrastructure, for member enterprise control of resources in a peer-to-peer manner; and for integrated VE-wide administration. This paper discusses the concepts, architectures, and prototype implementations of VE gateways under development for NIIIP.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 January 1997
PDF: 26 pages
Proc. SPIE 2913, Plug and Play Software for Agile Manufacturing, (21 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.263464
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Peter W. Herman, IBM Corp. (United States)
Cathy Good, IBM Corp. (United States)
Tim J. Hahn, IBM Corp. (United States)
Dave Wierbowski, IBM Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2913:
Plug and Play Software for Agile Manufacturing
Barbara L. Maia Goldstein, Editor(s)

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