Many large European companies now use ERP systems to manage not only their finances but also their relations with both the customers and suppliers. Electronic marketplaces are developing for the provision of goods and services by small and large companies. The rise of SOA using the technology of Web Services and the Grid provide a standard set of ICT tools that will open up these technologies to competitive and interoperating provision at the ICT level, and open competition between suppliers and consumers throughout business value chains. These open electronic marketplaces will support not only the establishment of long-term joint ventures and business partnerships along supply chains, but also more dynamic virtual organisations between SMEs and large corporations. This allows flexibly creating supply and valuing chains that recruit the required resources to quickly respond to market opportunities ahead of competition that does not have such infrastructure. In order to automate supply chain management to take advantage of dynamic business opportunities it is necessary to mitigate the business risks to which all parties are exposed by providing:
01. February 2004
31. May 2007
HPC for Industry
HPC Infrastructure & Networks
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TrustCoM has developed a framework for trust, security and contract management in dynamically evolving virtual organisations that will meet the needs of this situation and provide the basis of products and services. The provision of such a business infrastructure in the ICT market could be as an extension of existing ERP products, or as a service provided by network providers and telecoms companies. The TrustCoM framework will be delivered as an open source reference implementation building on public specifications. Validation will take place within industrial strength test-beds in the areas of collaborative design engineering (CE) and provision of ad-hoc, dynamic processes (ADP) for the on-demand provision aggregate electronic services. The TrustCoM team is formed as a consortium of end-users, technology and service providers, and experts in computing, economics and law, from industry, government and academia, who are actively involved in the development of technology and frameworks related to Virtual Organisations. The TrustCoM consortium is organised in two levels:
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