Why Don't We Do It in the Road Ahead?
—Part 2, Application Integration
Jerry Laiserin

The key issues to which AEC/FM and plant/process technologists should direct this year's management attention and technology budget can be grouped into three clusters: Infrastructure Realignment; Application Integration; and Security Enhancement. We looked at Infrastructure Realignment in IssueTwentyOne, and we'll consider Security Enhancement next time. In this issue we explore Application Integration, which includes four of the Top Twelve Tech Trends for 2003:

> Building information modeling (BIM)
> Professional services automation (PSA)
> Collaboration
> Knowledge management (KM)