"Omaha Steaks, a mail-order firm, has improved service for its
online customers and lowered costs overall by improving information
access on its Website using Java and XML on Linux...."
"The growth of the company's online business created
opportunities, but also problems. Although it cost less to take an
order over the Internet than it did through its call center, Omaha
Steaks found it couldn't provide the same level of service to its
"The ultimate answer was to bring the Website in-house and
integrate it with the AS/400 applications. The tools for the job
were Linux, XML, and Java. An inexpensive Linux Web server and a
suite of XML-based Java applications based on Enterprise Java Beans
(EJBs) were created to mediate between the legacy systems and the
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