CECID Enterprise Data Architect (EDA) Trial Version Released

Hong Kong SAR, Peoples Republic of China – 8 November 2006 – Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID), The University of Hong Kong (HKU) releases a free software tool, Enterprise Data Architect (EDA), for trial use. EDA is a desktop application that facilitates business analysts, system analysts and application developers to develop an Enterprise Information Architecture. Many enterprises face common data interoperability problems during information exchange between different parties, and a well-designed enterprise information architecture tackles the root cause of these problems.

EDA is a powerful tool designed to ensure the architecture created is standardized, readily reusable, and interoperable at both enterprise and industry levels. The computer-aided environment in EDA also assists non-technical analysts, who may not have extensive knowledge of modeling methodology to model business requirements easily. Based on international best practices of Enterprise Information Architecture design and modeling, EDA produces an Enterprise Information Architecture that can be seamlessly translated into XML Schema, providing a framework for enterprise systems to convert standard business data into XML format. With this framework, data interoperability problems can be solved.

Visit our products’ webpage, http://www.cecid.hku.hk/eda.php to learn more about the new EDA and get the free trial version now.

About CECID (www.cecid.hku.hk)
Established in January 2002, Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID) at the University of Hong Kong conducts e-commerce research and development with the vision of helping organizations increase their competitiveness in the global economy. CECID develops e-commerce enabling technologies, participates in important international e-commerce initiatives, as well as supports e-commerce standardization for Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific Region. With projects primarily funded by the Hong Kong Government’s Innovation and Technology Commission, CECID also takes on the mission to transfer knowledge and technology to the community. Besides organizing forums and seminars, the Center licenses its R&D results through the University of Hong Kong to IT industry. Its acclaimed e-commerce technology, Hermes, has penetrated over 80 economies and won the Best Infrastructure and Communication Application of the Linux Business Award 2005 as well as Certificates of Merit of the Asia-Pacific ICT Awards 2004 and HK Computer Society IT Excellence Award 2004.

PR Contacts for Press and Analysts:
Dorris Tai (cwtai@cecid.hku.hk)
Business Manager
Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID)
Dept. of Computer Science
The University of Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2859 2818
Fax: +852 2547 4611
URL: http://www.cecid.hku.hk