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LinuxWorld: Java, Linux trim the fat at Omaha Steaks

Feb 13, 2001, 00:34 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Cook)

"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 Internet customers...."

"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 Web server."

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