Our client (a substantial and well-known City institution) had several
applications written in a variety of 3rd generation languages and on a
variety of platforms that were becoming difficult and costly to maintain.
They decided to standardise both development software and hardware; they
committed to rewriting existing core applications and mandated future
developments be in their chosen environment.
The client selected BEA WebLogic Server under Solaris before NT/e became
involved. The client recognised that in order to effect the changeover
effectively some outside advice was essential to mentor their existing
staff in J2EE best practice, assist in development and be a conduit for
The NT/e consultancy was able to combine:
Experience of WebLogic/Solaris installations, JBuilder and
Rational Rose, with
Experience of the client's historic VMS/NT/UNIX environments
in place, and
Access to specialist expertise within BEA and NT/e as necessary.
has resulted in the client's expectations being met. Additionally:
has been provided on EJB's Enterprise Applications and WebLogic Timer
have proved the use of LDAP as a backing store for their configuration
have provided advice on integrating their security solution with Windows
2000 Active Directory Services
have integrated WebLogic with other specific third party products.
The project has proceeded to plan.
There has been substantial on-the-job knowledge
transfer to the client's staff, reducing training time and costs.
Timescales have been reduced by NT/e developing the build
and deployment systems.