: IBM Expands WebSphere Scope"> Separately, Big Blue also announced yesterday a new set of integration adapters. The company is adding five new adapters for retail, telecommunications, product lifecycle management and supply-chain management to its library of 40-plus adapters. Also part of its WebSphere Business Integration family of products, the adapters help with the integration of data bad applications across the supply chain.For product lifecycle management, IBM partnered with eMatrix. The adapter offers integration between eMatrixs PLM software and other applications. For supply and demand chain management integration, IBM partnered with i2 Technologies Inc. WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for Retek offers the retail sector integration between Retek Incs software and other applications. Those in the telecom industry can look to the adapters for Spirent plc and Telcordia Technologies Inc. applications. The adapters will be available later this month.
Each adapter combines process integration, application connectivity, business-to-business and workflow capabilities.