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Skytap allows companies to run their existing applications and virtual machines unchanged to take advantage of cloud economics without a major application rewrite. The company's Web services API and one-click VPN functionality allow organizations to create a "hybrid" IT model whereby c...
SOA Software announced that it has hired Wolf Gilbert, an executive from Microsoft Corporation, to leads its rapid expansion into the European market. Mr. Gilbert, joining SOA Software as Vice President for European Operations, combines strong business credentials with a deep technolog...
MuleSource announced a collaboration with Intel Corporation to deliver a new offering that provides off-the-shelf integration between Mule and the Intel XML Software Suite. Called Mule Xpack for Intel XML Software Suite -- the new offering is a set of instructions and Mule extensions t...
DataDirect Technologies is the software industry's comprehensive provider of software for connecting the world's most critical business applications to data and services, running on any platform, using proven and emerging standards. Developers worldwide depend on DataDirect products to...
Attachmate unveiled the latest version of its mainframe application integration solution, Attachmate Verastream Host Integrator 6.6. The new version includes new features and functionality that eliminate the technical complexity and code generation associated with legacy integration, o...
SOA can create agility and some incredible efficiencies, but there are a lot of issues to resolve before plunging in, unless you want to do a lot of pew pew (e.g., damage). For example, because of the complexity that comes with orchestrating multiple services, work out governance issue...
Colosa announced that its flagship solution, ProcessMaker, is one of the first applications to achieve certification through the Intel Certified Solutions Program and will be available on the Intel Business Exchange. The Intel Business Exchange is an online marketplace for small and me...
The saying "you can't manage what you don’t measure" has never been so applicable to software engineering as it currently is to SOA development. As organizations are struggling with the day-to-day development implications of SOA, business leadership is beginning to realize that success...
When I was a kid, which seems like just yesterday (and no comments from the peanut gallery), I loved playing with LEGO, making imaginary ray guns, space ships, and other things that amuse the average boy. LEGO's popularity and longevity have to be due in no small part to the ability to...
Ecologic Analytics announced that the new AMI interface (i.e. gateway) for Silver Spring Networks’ latest version of Utility IQ has received deployment certification from the Ecologic Integration Lab. Designed to support large deployments, this new multi-threaded gateway enables the Ec...
IBM announced they have signed an agreement regarding a proposed acquisition by IBM of ILOG to be implemented by way of concurrent cash public tender offers in both France and the United States. Through this proposed transaction, IBM will combine its business process management (BPM), ...
AgilePath announced its CEO, Eric Marks, has completed his 3rd SOA book focused on SOA governance. The new book is entitled 'SOA Governance: Evolving Governance in the Services-Driven Enterprise,' published by John Wiley & Sons, and is slated for release in August 2008. In addition, Ag...
IBM announced IBM Mashup Center will be hosted as a free trial on the Web with which non-technical business people can use to experiment and build customized mashups following the success of early corporate adopters Boeing Corporation and Carrefour Group. On schedule for mid-year deliv...
Layer 7 Technologies announced its go-to-market partnership with Steria Benelux. Steria will act as a channel partner for Layer 7's SOA gateway products in Belgium to offer leading SOA security, governance solutions and support to its current and prospective customers.
Not all services are created equal. It would be great if implementing SOA were simply a matter of applying a standard design pattern to all services. Once IT had identified and codified an optimal design standard, services could be stamped out in assembly-line fashion until the IT land...
Managed Methods has announced the availability of their Web Service management portal JaxView 4.0. While providing full support for the SOA and Web service management for the IT operations, JaxView 4.0 offers expanded features with the Agentless Web services management and SOA visibili...
Today's identity management systems help organizations gain control over identity information in the enterprise, however, these systems are silos - and despite industry standards, there is very little interoperability. The Bandit project provides open-source identity services that redu...
Disaster Recovery 2.0 (DR 2.0), incorporates new technologies that will help organizations better prepare for a disaster, at a lower-price point. One of the main aspects of implementing a solid DR plan is adding virtualization capabilities. Virtualization is already a mainstream tool f...
While enterprise open source vendors continue to debate the definition of 'open,' customers are listening. Not because they care as much about what open source business model a particular vendor uses but because our debates give them reason to be confused and to consider the FUD that i...
With the immediate need for exposing Web services from portals and Web applications, the various RIA (Rich Internet Application) development environments are proving to be rapid enablers. This session takes a look at AJAX techniques and Microsoft ASP.NET SharePoint Webparts that facili...
We've come pretty far with SOA. Gartner reports that 'SOA' is the most widely used search term on their Website. On Google, a search for 'SOA' turns up 6,750,000 matches. And all of us in IT probably have to wade through some discussion related to SOA on a daily basis. That's a pretty ...
M&S Consulting is a technology and strategy consulting firm that delivers enterprise process and technology solutions for mission critical objectives. As adopters of other Oracle Fusion Middleware offerings including Application Server, Portal, BI, and SOA Suite (BPEL/ESB/BAM), M&S Co...
IBS has gone live with its first Windows version of its IBS Enterprise application. The installation for the property company, Varbergs Bostads AB, was implemented according to plan and the application has exhibited high performance under large transaction volumes. During 2008, IBS wil...
Ultimus announced that it has been recognized as a leader in The Forrester Wave: Human-Centric BPM for Microsoft Platforms, Q4 2007, Forrester Research, Inc., December 2007. Positioned as a leader, the company was one of a select group of vendors asked to participate in the evaluation.
HP and Oracle, in collaboration with Intel, announced that their Application Modernization Initiative is gaining momentum as customers increasingly migrate away from legacy systems to drive business growth with more reliable and efficient IT infrastructures.
SAP AG announced growth in its ecosystem across India, which is the location for the final event in the SAP® TechEd '07 series. Indian customers and partners have more than doubled their membership and activities within SAP communities of innovation, showing India as a driving force i...
Juniper Networks, Inc. announced that the company?s application acceleration platforms have achieved SAP Certified Integration. The certified integration affirms that enterprises deploying services and applications using an enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA) can ...
Parasoft Corporation announced in a recent independent comparison review, InfoWorld found Parasoft SOAtest to be the best overall solutions after reviewing five different testing solutions used for SOA testing. Parasoft SOAtest is a comprehensive, collaborative test and analysis soluti...
Open source has made significant inroads into middleware deployments in the enterprise. More and more, open source is being used to deliver the benefits of SOA and open source to the enterprise. This session explores where open source is getting the most traction in SOA deployments and...
This is happening right now in many organizations and it extends beyond the introduction of collaboration technologies, such as wikis and blogs, to the next level of workplace interactions. Business - New software products will allow information workers to freely mix application data...
In this session we'll talk about the notion of the Universal SOA, and how to prepare your SOA to see the outside world, and the emerging Web. It's clear that many of the services we consume and manage going forward will be services that exist outside of the enterprise, such as subscrip...
The original goal of the service-oriented architecture (SOA) concept was to build flexible, loosely coupled systems. That meant removing or lessening the runtime dependencies between components or endpoints. One of the best, if overused, examples of loosely coupled systems is the way t...
The momentum behind service-oriented systems is intense and the hype machine is in full swing. Consequently, it is tempting to believe that if you slap a SOAP/REST/JSON/etc., wrapper around all your enterprise systems, you will be able to cash in on the service-oriented ROI. The fact i...
SOA is becoming the prevailing choice for IT enterprises and the success of this transition to an SOA is based on quality of the SOA governance solution. This session will highlight why SOA governance is crucial for the successful transition to SOA. It will also discuss how to build po...
The Reference Model for SOA is an OASIS standard. It provides a vocabulary for service-oriented applications that allows people to achieve a common understanding when they talk about services. This talk will explain how to use the reference model in discussions with vendors, stakeholde...
In this session Frank Cohen will introduce the technologies that go into a SOA development stack, including composite applications, application servers, ESBs, Master Data Management, registry/epository, XML parsers, Workflow engines, databases, and protocols. Called the Base Computing ...
We expect a lot from SOA. We want business agility to support growth, attention to customers and efficient, collaborative operations. But you can't expect what you don't inspect. Composite applications that are constantly changing call for a new testing paradigm to assure that business...
'Services' are everywhere, from internally focused SOAs to public services from Federal Express, eBay, Amazon and Google. But there's no 'User' in 'SOA'. And delivering services to business users can get harder when enterprise application requirements for security and availability are ...
According to Gartner, 80 percent of data transfer is done via FTP. A time-consuming and unreliable process born from the mainframe, FTP regularly impacts e-commerce and supply chain orders and processes, unnecessarily disrupting business and jeopardizing revenue. ESB alleviates the lat...
As companies embrace SOA and begin breaking apart monolithic applications, the question of how to control and secure access becomes mission critical. How do you take advantage of the flexibility inherent in a SOA while ensuring that component services are properly secured and managed t...


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