Reactivity SOA Gateway a Finalist in the Best of Interop Awards for NetWorld+Interop 2005 Las Vegas
“With XML expected to comprise 48 percent of all network traffic by 2008, it is critical that XML infrastructure appliances accelerate cross-system operation such as credential and schema validation,” said Jason Bloomberg at ZapThink. “Reactivity, with their Multi-Way Connect and credential and schema optimization has proven again that they understand and anticipate the issue with enterprise XML Web services deployment.”   Read more at: Yahoo! Finance…

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Industry Luminaries to Debate Implementation for Service-Oriented Architecture on Live Webcast
WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 25, 2005–Companies are grappling with the best way to implement the rapidly growing Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach to distributed computing, including Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), SOA Fabric, and other means to implement SOA. To address these issues, ZapThink is hosting the industry’s key luminaries on this topic – Gordon Van Huizen from Sonic Software and Frank Martinez from Blue Titan – on its May 4, 2005 ZapForum Webcast entitled “The Great Debate: ESBs, Fabrics, or Something else?” “There’s way too much inconsistency in how companies are defining and tackling the various methods for implementing SOA,” said Ronald Schmelzer, senior analyst with ZapThink, LLC. “We hope to settle some of the issues around ESBs, SOA Fabrics, and other modes of implementing SOA once and for all on our May ZapForum Webcast.” Run like a call-in radio talk show, the ZapForum Webcast starts with thought-provoking content lead…

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Prima Solutions Named Zapthought Leader
“Prima Solutions is pioneering the space of Service-oriented applications, especially as applied to the insurance industry,” said Ronald Schmelzer, senior analyst with ZapThink, LLC. “By becoming a ZapThought Leader, ZapThink is recognizing the company for their forward-looking vision, dedication to Service-orientation, and ongoing development of large-scale service-oriented business applications.” Read more at: PR Web…

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ZapThink Announces New Service-Oriented Architecture Webcast “Radio Talk Show”
April Webcast on Controlling your SOA, May Webcast on the Great Debate between ESBs and Fabrics WALTHAM, MA, March 3, 2005 — ZapThink is announcing a refreshing, new Webcast series aimed at the rapidly growing Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) market. Run like a call-in radio “talk show”, starting in April 2005, ZapThink will host a monthly online ZapForum Webcast. Each Webcast start with thought-provoking content lead by ZapThink SOA experts. After this session, the ZapForum Webcast will feature a guest or two who will present, speak, and take Q&A from online attendees. Afterwards, the rest of the hour is open to the audience for Q&A and shared experiences, who will call in with their own SOA challenges and issues. Attendance at each Webcast is free and open to all registered ZapThink users. “Sometimes irreverent, often controversial, but always insightful, the goal of this Webcast is to grow the network of SOA…

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Announcing ZapForum Webcasts: The Hottest New Concept for People Interested in SOA Today!
Think of a call-in radio talk show combined with presentations from ZapThink’s leading experts. Now throw in an ever-growing network of influential SOA implementers. Add insightful commentary from guest speakers, and you have a ZapForum Webcast – the hottest new concept for people interested in SOA today! Sometimes Irreverent Often Controversial Always Insightful Every month ZapThink will host the online ZapForum Webcast. Each Webcast will start with thought-provoking content lead by ZapThink SOA experts. After this session, the ZapForum Webcast will feature a guest or two who will present, speak, and take Q&A from online attendees. Afterwards, the rest of the hour is open to the audience for Q&A and shared experiences, so expect to hear what’s really on people’s minds! Attendance at each Webcast is open to all registered ZapThink users! JOIN AND LEVERAGE THE GROWING NETWORK OF EDUCATED, INFORMED, AND INFLUENTIAL INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE MAKING SOA…

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ZapThink Announces ZapNetwork for Individuals and Companies
The fast-paced SOA and Web Services markets continue mature at a rapid pace, and ZapThink is always on the lookout for ways to better provide value to you. We’ve had our heads down for the last few weeks, and we’ve come up with some exciting changes. INTRODUCING THE ZAPNETWORK Ever want unlimited access to all the research that ZapThink produces, but can’t afford the all-inclusive ZapAccess program? Trying to get beyond the “what” questions, and find answers to the the “how” of SOA? Want unlimited premium research access for LESS THAN THE COST of a 2-day conference? If so, then join the ZapNetwork today! The ZapNetwork includes ZapForum Webcasts, which are regularly scheduled “call-in” Web-based programs on various SOA-related topics, an expanded ZapThink Web site, all of ZapThink’s research, and more! While ZapNetwork subscriptions don’t include any advisory time with ZapThink’s SOA experts, they do…

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ZapThink: XML Inefficiency Choking Networks
Market for High Performance and Appliance Approaches for XML to reach $1.2 Billion by 2010 WALTHAM, MA, November 16, 2004 — The rapid adoption of XML and Web Services has a significant downside. As network traffic based on XML increases, IT data center administrators and developers are quickly realizing that the operational inefficiencies of XML are bogging down their general-purpose hardware and software, according to ZapThink’s latest report, “High Performance and Appliance Approaches for XML.” Increased requirements for advanced security, reliability, and scalability can put an overwhelming burden on existing network infrastructure that is already stretched to the limit handling basic XML processing tasks. As a result, customers are increasingly demanding a new class of appliance and optimized software solutions to handle their XML processing needs. “Network traffic increases due to the increasing quantity and size of messages, both XML and non-XML based, will tax existing corporate IT…

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Systinet Senior Program Manager Elected OASIS Committee Co-Chair
“A standards-based registry is essential to an SOA, and Systinet is taking the lead in both defining the UDDI OASIS Standard and creating innovative products based around it,” said Jason Bloomberg, senior analyst, ZapThink. “UDDI enables the loose coupling between service consumers and producers that provides the key agility benefit of service-oriented architectures. It’s the mechanism that provides visibility, scalability and reusability in an SOA. In other words, without UDDI it could be very difficult to get much benefit out of an SOA.” Read more at: Business Wire…

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Systinet's Leadership Grows with over 50,000 Registered Web Service and SOA Enablers
“For many enterprises, Web services have moved beyond the hype stage and are now a reality, as companies take the next step and build Service-Oriented Architectures,” said Jason Bloomberg, senior analyst at ZapThink. “Systinet was early to the Web services scene and has set the pace for the SOA enablement technology market ever since. 50,000 users is a significant milestone for an independent vendor, making Systinet a clear thought leader for Web services enablement.” Read more at: Business Wire…

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SCO Delivers SCOx Web Services Substrate (WSS) in New UnixWare 7.1.4
“Although the Web Services market is still emerging, many companies today are finding substantial business value in their Web Services initiatives, both in terms of reduced cost and increased agility,” said Jason Bloomberg, Senior Analyst at ZapThink. “SCO understands the potential of this market and how Web Services technologies can help companies solve a range of application and legacy integration problems. The company is making solid moves to roll out its innovative Web Services-based products like the SCOx Web Services Substrate to its SCO UNIX customers and resellers.” Read more at: Silicon Valley Biz Ink…

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