| AECOS Overview | Unified
In today's paperless, web enabled environment,
companies must be able to migrate data across their networks
and their partners organizations from various information
repositories. They must be able to manage, revise and deliver
data to users in an accurate, timely and accessible manner.
Rapid and accurate access to business information lets enterprises
evolve and adapt quickly to change. This creates a competitive
advantage by allowing enterprises to stay on top of business
trends, monitor and enhance customer and supplier relationships,
discover new opportunities, and early problem detection.
Business enterprise relies heavily upon
information and inter-personal communications. Recent technologies
have enabled the creation of a new dimension of applications
that flow from the convergence of the web and phone.
AECOS is the Next Generation Operating
System. It enables ILT's clients to manage information in
the ever-changing technology environment. It is an end-to-end
(data to final user) system that incorporates and simplifies
the latest stream of new information service applications
into one manageable system. In simple terms, for purposes
of management, it converges previously incompatible content
hosted in different databases, legacy systems, disparate file
systems, and old software applications with communications
conduits such as PSTN and IP into one seamless operating system
AECOS enables business process automation.
The core of AECOS is powered by ILT's
AEDIS "Universal" middleware. AEDIS convenient and powerful,
productivity enhancement tools make information transfer easy.
At the same time it provides ubiquitous, universal access
from web-browsers, land-line, cellular phones, and the multitude
of new wireless devices entering the market. It enables rapid
introduction of diverse functions for distributed applications
such as document management, knowledge management, eCRM, contact
centers, Active Messaging, Interactive Call, Fax Messaging
and Financial Alert¡Šetc.
AECOS can be thought of as a software
orchestra for an indefinite variety of application "symphonies".
These symphonies are built from existing communication and
data architectures, and can endlessly incorporate new pieces
represented by new partners systems or other applications.
(see Fig.3). The operating system architecture basic framework
incorporates agent ware, core services, presentation, access,
and legacy components much as an orchestra has strings, brass,
woodwinds, and percussion.
The heart of AECOS is its communications
infrastructure; much like the conductor it represents the
heart of the orchestra, it has complimentary modes of request-reply
(immediate action), and reliable queues (deferred action).
The communications provides the conduit, much like a conductor's
synchronization of the music from its parts. Each musician
and their instrument represent the components in the grand
framework. Designing and implementing applications is much
like writing music and practicing it - components are used
at different times, some not at all for some pieces.
The Unified Communications Suite ("AECOS/UCS")
extends the communication application frontier beyond the
previous boundary represented by unified messaging. AECOS/UCS
consists of access groups and middleware modules, which provide
open and scalable software platforms for converged PSTN, IP
and wireless communications. These functions combine to provide
voice, e-mail, and fax on both a static and proactive basis.
Proactive communication provides real-time management and
notification services, allowing individuals and companies
to send a variety of messages to designated recipients for
immediate response or action. The communication solution is
nothing less than a virtual office in its capabilities, which
include a variety of robust data storage, retrieval, and distribution
The core of AECOS is powered by ILT's
innovative universal middleware technology. AECOS is a synchronization
of communications and content into a single platform that
works with every communication device including the new generation
of personal Data Assistants (PDA's), Internet enabled mobile
phones, and PC's. AECOS provides control of the management
information cycle from inception to delivery. It fosters easily
accessible data transmission via the web and or phone (landline
and wireless) from a single technology platform. ILT gives
it client intelligent options by letting them control their
most optimized use of PBX, VoIP, voice mail and e-mail infrastructures.
In short in unifying a corporation's disparate legacy systems
and databases in synchronization with its delivery conduits,
ILT provides the first true "end to end solution" in business
information systems technology.