ORB Vendors for CORBA and COM Integration Products
The ability to integrate the enterprise's legacy IT assets is perhaps the most overriding consideration for middleware adoption. Millions of lines of code and megabytes of data represent the business intelligence that drives the present and future survival of the enterprise. For the majority of organizations that are considering middleware, wholesale replacement of all IT assets at once is simply not possible. The need to
maximize previous investments by extending the lifetime of legacy IT assets is critical. Controlling the pace of transition in a way that minimizes impact on the operational environment is also a paramount consideration.