Use Common Event Infrastructure for business-level logging to improve business processes

Information technology and infrastructure architects seeking to better understand how to apply the Common Event Infrastructure (CEI) to real world business applications will find the information in this article extremely helpful. This article helps you select and execute an overall business-level logging strategy that helps you improve your company's business processes and gets you to think about logging in a first-class way as we move towards more process-oriented and dynamic environments.

Katie Becker (kabecker@us.ibm.com), Software Engineer, EMC

Katie Becker is a senior working towards a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics at Iowa State University. This paper marks her second cooperative education with IBM WebSphere SWG. Katie specializes in WebSphere Business Integration, specifically the Common Event Infrastructure.



Eric Herness (herness@us.ibm.com), Chief Architect, IBM Business Process Management, IBM

Eric Herness, Distinguished Engineer, is the chief architect of WebSphere Business Integration Server and Tools. Concurrently, he is also the lead architect of WebSphere Application Server Enterprise.



07 December 2005

Information technology and infrastructure architects seeking to better understand how to apply the Common Event Infrastructure (CEI) to real world business applications will find the information in this article extremely helpful. This article helps you select and execute an overall business-level logging strategy that helps you improve your company's business processes and gets you to think about logging in a first-class way as we move towards more process-oriented and dynamic environments.

Summary

CEI is a technology from IBM® that helps Information Technology (IT) and infrastructure architects construct middleware, write applications, and set up a business or IT-level monitoring strategy for an organization.

This article describes how you can use CEI to log and retrieve business-level events. Business-level events are those events that capture an event or activity that has occurred; later, consumers wishing to analyze the effectiveness of the business can observe and monitor the event or activity.

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