The 20 new members include 7 end-user companies, 13 other companies consisting of Software Vendors, Systems Integrators, Consultancies, and Non-Profits and a number of individuals and students from all over the world. End-user members that joined the Consortium in September and October are: Allianz Cornhill, American Express, Citigroup, City of Chesapeake, Devon Energy, Grainger, and Verizon Wireless. Associate members that joined in September and October are: Collaxa, Candle Corporation, DataExchanger, HPT Vietnam, Informatica, Labrador Technologies Incorporated, Luckham Consulting, The Open Group, PolarLake, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sonic Software, SYS-CON Events, and webMethods. The total number of EAI Consortium members now totals over 120.
Michael Kuhbock, EAIIC Founder and Chairman, recently participated in the Edge 2003 West International Web Services Conference and Expo in Santa Clara along with Consortium members Best Buy, Collaxa, Groundswell Revolution, and Sonic Software. The Consortium also participated in three Breakfast Meetings with partner CityCompass where a panel of sellers and buyers of systems in the EAI and Web Services space came together to discuss problems firms have with managing cost reduction, continuous regulatory changes and business growth.
Available for public access are the newly published white papers written by Steve Craggs, European Vice Chairman of the Consortium. "File Transfer for the Future" discusses the use of modern file transfer solutions as part of an EAI strategy. The second paper, "Play for Play Business Services Paper", examines 'play for play' as a possible business service model for companies employing EAI technology and looking to improve the level of integration of the various aspects of business operations across the entire value-chain.
Michael Kuhbock, Chairman and Founder of the EAI Industry Consortium comments: "With the Consortium now very active in both Europe and North America and new members coming on in Asia we are experiencing international success. We have a number of events coming up in the next six months in North America and Europe, crowned by our Global EAI Summit in May 2004 and we are excited that our activity and membership continues to grow both exponentially and globally."