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About the author:
Ron Schuldt has been involved with the UDEF since its inception. He provided in-depth UDEF training sessions at many Open Group Conferences. Since 1987, Schuldt has been involved in multiple data interchange standards activities and is recognized as an expert on data standards. He served for nine years as an officer within the United States Air Force. Schuldt received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska in 1972 and a Master of Science in Facilities Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1978. He is Chairman of The Open Group UDEF Interested Parties Project and served as Chairman of the Electronic Enterprise Integration Committee within the Aerospace Industries Association. Schuldt has over twenty-eight years experience as an engineer for Lockheed Martin working systems design and integration. Currently, he is a Senior Partner with UDEF-IT, LLC, providing UDEF training and consulting services.

UDEF - Six Steps to Cost Effective Data Integration

Authored by Ronald L Schuldt
Authored with Roberta L Shauger

The book will provide the reader with an understanding of a data integration solution approach that is truly universal, a solution that is "one size fits all." The approach is based on the Universal Data Element Framework (UDEF), an open standard. When using the UDEF for indexing enterprise data, it is analogous to using the Dewey Decimal System for indexing books in a library. In the same way a card catalog and Dewey Decimal System index books enabling a person to find a book in the library, the UDEF provides a standard for indexing data within the enterprise. The UDEF enables a person to discover data and systems to integrate data across multiple applications and enterprises.
Once the enterprise data has been indexed with the UDEF, the data is enabled for simpler interoperability with any other data that has been indexed with the UDEF. The time and effort to integrate data between any two applications indexed with the UDEF is substantially reduced; thereby substantially reducing enterprise costs.
The book guides the reader into understanding how the UDEF can help any enterprise index their data with the UDEF and build the associated card catalog. It also guides the reader into understanding how they can leverage the UDEF to simplify interoperability between applications. The book includes typical data sharing examples.
The book describes and illustrates the six steps that an enterprise should use to reduce costs of data integration while simultaneously improving the quality of the data managed within their applications.

Publication Date:
Nov 15 2011
1466467622 / 9781466467620
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Computers / Enterprise Applications / General

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