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Introduction

1.1 Modern Enterprise Solution

During the last two decades, the complexity of enterprises has grown dramatically. In particular, increasing product varieties, market globalization, and the expected quick responsiveness to market changes all require enterprises to be more agile and responsive. Today’s enterprises are struggling to meet those challenges. One approach to meeting such challenges is the leveraging of advanced information technologies as global economic integration requires more rapid information sharing.

Information technology is revolutionizing information systems within enterprises, particularly the networking, communication, and control systems. It provides the means for enterprises to better integrate their intra- ...

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