"In the economic environment that exists today, businesses in the public and private sector need to find cost-effective ways to optimize information systems. We were pleased to share with the attendees of GBET the expertise that we have accrued while solving some of the toughest integration problems that government agencies face."

Martin Fincham
VP, Marketing
MITEM


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MITEM's Application Integration Experts Present at GBET Conference: "Integrating Systems to Share Data and Applications Between Government Agencies"

LOS ANGELES, Calif., - November 8, 2001 - MITEM Corporation, a leading provider of legacy integration software and e-Business solutions for companies in the public and private sector, had two of its top executives presenting strategies for rapidly integrating systems to share data and applications between government agencies during the two-day, Government, Business and Education Technology Expo 2001 (GBET) taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Since 1985, MITEM has been using a non-invasive approach to integration that does not require changes or additions to existing systems or applications. A major feature of the MITEM solution is that it allows disparate systems to talk to one another and share information dynamically, through multiple points of integration. This can be especially beneficial for government agencies such as the FBI, FAA, INS and others that may need to search and correlate their data.

Federal and state government agencies using the MITEM approach to application integration include: CalPERS, US Postal Service, US Navy, US Air Force, International Monetary Fund, and the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department.

"In the economic environment that exists today, businesses in the public and private sector need to find cost-effective ways to optimize information systems," said Martin Fincham, vice president of marketing for MITEM. "We were pleased to share with the attendees of GBET the expertise that we have accrued while solving some of the toughest integration problems that government agencies face."

On Thursday, November 1, Martin Fincham presented "Fundamentals of EAI: Enabling disparate systems to share information." Fincham covered issues and challenges that government agencies face as they approach voluntary or mandated application integration initiatives. He reviewed different levels of integration projects, from simple screen scraping to full integration architectures, and examined the business value that each approach offers. He also gave detailed examples of how government agencies have improved community services, shared information, revitalized existing systems and complied with federal government mandates by deploying various integration strategies.

MITEM's president, Gale Aguilar participated in a panel discussion as part of the Interactive Executive Technology Session. Topics discussed included: "How to meet security and homeland defense obligations," and "eGovernment."

Due to the overwhelming interest in these topics at the GBET Expo, MITEM is planning to host a Web seminar later this month that will cover Fincham's presentation. This is intended to give the opportunity to those who could not attend the conference the chance to see this well received presentation. Please email Jon Wollenhaupt, marketing communications manager, at jonw@mitem.com for details about the upcoming Web seminar.

Some examples of MITEM's state and federal government integration projects include:

  • California: CalPERS (California Public Employees' Retirement System) - "SmartDesk" which uses MitemView to integrate a number of separate applications into a single system and greatly simplifies the work process for the users.
  • Minnesota: Ramsey County Criminal Justice System - used MitemView to develop an integrated criminal justice system that integrates data from multiple disparate systems to support jail management; criminal history; warrants; civil process.
  • US Air Force - deployed MitemView to create a new integrated application for parts procurement at Robins Air Force base in Georgia which has worldwide management responsibility for the repair, modification, and overhaul of the F-15 Eagle, the C-130 Hercules, the C-141 Starlifter, the C-5 Galaxy, and all Air Force helicopters.
  • US Navy - is using MitemView to develop a Web-based financial accounting application.
  • US Postal Service - MitemView is being used to create a new user interface that brings the USPS in compliance with Section 508 (employees with disabilities) and streamlines processes for payroll issues. MITEM developed and deployed this new interface in 3 months.

"Over the last 16 years, we have completed projects in a variety of functional areas such as customer service centers, procurement, Web-based self-service and criminal justice administration," said Fincham. "Our universal adapter, MitemView, enables us to efficiently create solutions that interface with any system regardless of the underlying operating system, programming language, database or communications protocol."

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MITEM Corporation
Andy Nelson
650.323.1500
pr@mitem.com

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