Howard Integration Systems Ltd.

About the consultant


The Consultant: NigelNigel Howard, BSc (Chem Eng)

Nigel has worked for over 40 years in the IT-sector. He, initially trained as a Chemical Engineer at UMIST., before moving into the newly emerging computer industry, firstly with IBM mainframes at British Airways and later on with mini and microcomputers, before finally settling into the middleware field. Over the years he has worked both as a contractor and an employee in a variety of roles, for a number of large organisations such as The Stock Exchange, IBM, HSBC and more recently BEA Systems and Oracle.

Nigel is an experienced Tuxedo, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle WebLogic Server and Integration consultant with extensive experience of Client/Server and n-tier systems, including WLS/Tuxedo via WTC. He has more recently extended his skills to include Oracle Enterprise Service Bus and Oracle BPEL, OOAM and OARM.

Nigel has participated in countless full life cycle developments, designing, building and testing applications He has configured and verified an increasing number of mainframe EAI systems, and is one of the leading consultants in the UK for the eLink SNA and TCP products (using IBM systems, IMS and CICS). In addition to this he has extensive experience in systems interfacing with Oracle, DB2 and SQL Server databases.

Nigel has published Tuxedo, WebLogic and Service Bus adapters on Oracle/BEA Files for interfacing with Microsoft MSMQ, Oracle AQ under XA control, WLS JMS CAPI from DotNet and C++ wrappers.

Nigel has worked within a number of different industries. He has a profound knowledge on business processes from a number of different areas such as telecom, automotive, process industry, pharmaceutical companies, retail, the public sector and construction.

With his sound knowledge of developing software and excellent analytical skills, Nigel has been actively involved in a large number of customizations, integrations and conversions for customers. He has also run workshops and training sessions for internal training on Oracle Service Bus 11g product.

In June 2002, Nigel was selected as one of fifteen BEA consultants worldwide who received a special President's Award for outstanding and dedicated services to the customer in the Saudi French Bank contract, particularly during the difficult times during and post September 2001.

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