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e-business Globalization
Solution Design Guide
Getting Started
Easily comprehend
state-of-the-art
globalization
technologies
See how best practice
design guidelines can
work for you
Learn ways to achieve
cost-effective
globalization
The Internet transcends national boundaries and geographical barriers.
Many e-business entities have sought help from IBM in extending their
e-business worldwide. IBM’s own marketing messages have stressed
the global aspect of e-business, and our customers therefore expect
IBM to be able to provide the solutions. Take a simple e-commerce
application, for example. A company wants to set up a Web site to sell
to customers from all over the world. Studies also have shown that
users are much more likely to purchase from a Web site in their own
language.
With the worldwide growth of e-business, globalization is not only an
add-on value but a must for global e-business applications. In fact,
globalization has become an architecture in the realm of e-business.
The key to globalization architecture is the Single Executable, which is
the proper design and execution of systems, software, services, and
procedures so that one instance of software, executing on a single
server or end-user machine, can process multilingual data and present
culturally correct information (for example, collation, date, and number
formats).
This IBM Redbook presents a globalization architecture, a working
example, and an accompanying set of methodologies. It explains from
the customer’s point of view how to plan and then design a multilingual
solution with the IBM-recommended globalization application
architecture, how it works throughout the application development
cycle, and how the working example validates the soundness of this
architecture.
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