ZapThink Paper Cites LogicLibrary as a Key Player in SOA Governance Market
“The lifeblood of every SOA implementation is the ability to manage metadata. It is crucial to the governance process,” said Jason Bloomberg, senior analyst, ZapThink LLC. “With its ability to manage assets and metadata throughout the service lifecycle, the integrated registry/repository is at the center of the SOA governance infrastructure. LogicLibrary has consistently been a leading innovator in developing technology that makes it possible for organizations to effectively manage assets and implement SOA governance solutions that meet business objectives.” Read more at: Business Wire…

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Service Orient or Be Doomed: ZapThink Analysts Announce Publication of their Latest Book!
Ever wonder why businesses are unable to keep up with today’s pace of change? Name your business goal–productivity, profitability, efficiency; today, they all depend on Information Technology (IT). IT is more important to business today than it ever was. While IT in the past has helped companies increasingly make their businesses more productive and efficient, today’s IT is simply getting in the way of change. It is increasingly becoming clear that the way that businesses utilize IT is increasingly making them less agile, less responsive to change, and less able to capitalize on new opportunities. Something has to be done to stop the problem of IT becoming the bottleneck of business. SERVICE ORIENT OR BE DOOMED! How Service Orientation will Change Your Business (Wiley, February 24, 2006;$39.95 cloth) is the first book aimed at regular businesspeople that helps business become more agile by offering technological, process, and cultural changes…

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Forum Systems Launches Forum Vantage XML Accelerator(TM) for High-Performance Data Center Deployments
“Companies looking to implement Service-Oriented Architectures face increasing challenges associated with processing content-intensive, metadata-formatted messages,” said Ronald Schmelzer, senior analyst at ZapThink. “The biggest challenge is that today’s application servers consume up to 80% of processing capacity on XML parsing, validation and data transformation, even though companies are demanding increasing levels of performance and lower latency. Forum Systems is addressing a significant pain point associated with the performance of SOAs by introducing the Forum Vantage XML Accelerator to provide high-performance data center deployments.” Read more at: Business Wire…

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Layer 7 Technologies Expands XML Offload and Acceleration Offering
“Companies today are rapidly adopting Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services technologies and approaches to solve their lingering issues around agility, integration cost, and reuse of assets,” said Ron Schmelzer, senior analyst with ZapThink, LLC. “However, these approaches impose significant and consistent load on their existing application server and middleware-based infrastructure. Integrating security and XSLT acceleration in a single XML-based gateway eliminates cost and complexity for end-users contemplating the most effective and efficient way to deploy such solutions.” Read more at: PR Newswire…

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NetManage OnWeb for iSeries Accelerates Path to Web and SOA for iSeries Applications
“A core requirement in the emerging role of SOA is to securely expose corporate IT assets in a flexible and agile enterprise architecture,” said Jason Bloomberg, senior analyst at ZapThink. “NetManage is providing cost-effective tools to easily migrate enterprise architecture to Web services in order to support corporate initiatives, including SOA planning, modeling and organization.” Read more at: Business Wire…

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Mindreef Announces First Web Services Lifecycle Collaboration Platform
“Service orientation introduces technological, organizational and cultural changes in the way that IT and business work together,” said Jason Bloomberg, Senior Analyst, ZapThink. “Leveraging Mindreef’s leadership in Web services diagnostics as a foundation, we see a tremendous value in Mindreef Coral as a service lifecycle platform.” Read more at: Business Wire…

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F5 Networks Announces Winners of iRules Contest
“We were impressed not only with the breath and depth of applications submitted for the contest, but especially with the real-world benefits the deployments delivered for each organization,” said Ron Schmelzer, Senior Analyst with ZapThink and a contest judge. “While many of these entries address challenges that could be resolved by recoding applications, it is significant that people are solving them with iRules instead. By choosing iRules for these functions, it is clear that this technology provides a variety of advantages in terms of cost reduction, productivity increases, or improvements in security, reliability, accessibility and performance over other alternatives. In some cases, these entries resolve issues that cannot be addressed in the application and also enable new possibilities not available in existing technologies.” Read more at: Business Wire…

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LogicLibrary and Blue Titan Form Strategic Alliance
“IT governance is the most critical area of corporate governance in today’s competitive enterprise, because IT both requires governance itself and can also provide the necessary tools for corporate governance,” said Jason Bloomberg, Senior Analyst, ZapThink LLC. “SOA governance offers effective management of SOA deployments as well as the visibility and control necessary for successful IT and corporate governance, while also increasing the business agility that today’s organizations require. The partnership between LogicLibrary and Blue Titan helps organizations to achieve both their governance and business objectives.” Read more at: Business Wire…

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