ZapThink: Web Services Management Market Set To Expand Dramatically; Growth Tempered by Fragmentation of Market Leading to Dominance by Incumbent Vendors
“Companies are coming to understand that Web Services Management is critical for both the operation of Web Services as well as SOAs,” said Jason Bloomberg, Senior Analyst with ZapThink. “As a result, vendors in this space are finding customer traction by offering a range of different capabilities, from monitoring, to SOA enablement, to metadata management.” Read more at: BusinessWire…

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AmberPoint Web Services Management Software Passes Market Adoption Landmark
“AmberPoint Express is a significant contribution to the Web services industry,” said Jason Bloomberg, Senior Analyst at ZapThink, LLC. “By providing these capabilities at no charge, AmberPoint is helping organizations better understand the runtime characteristics of their Web services and more effectively prepare their new services for production use. The broad adoption of AmberPoint Express is a clear indicator of the continuing growth of the Web services market.” Read more at: TMCnet.com…

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NetIQ and Infravio Form Strategic Alliance to Lead the Web Services Management Market
“This is a smart and forward-looking alliance for both Infravio and NetIQ,” stated Jason Bloomberg, senior analyst at ZapThink, a leading research and analysis group focusing on emerging technologies and their business impact. “As companies look to leverage the power of Web services and build Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs), systems management serves both to monitor the operation of the services, as well as to maintain the services layer that forms the core of the SOA. NetIQ and Infravio clearly complement each other with their strengths in systems management and SOA domain expertise, respectively. As a result, this partnership promises to provide substantial value to customers who are looking to build agile enterprise SOAs.” Read more at: Business Wire…

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ZapThink: Client-side Web Technologies Inadequate to Meet Evolving Needs of Web Services
ZapThink: Client-side Web Technologies Inadequate to Meet Evolving Needs of Web Services New Class of Rich and Smart Clients Evolving to Solve Next-Generation Computing Needs WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 3, 2004–The Internet and Web have provided immense scalability and manageability benefits to computer users for a decade now, but at a price – poor support for rich interactivity. Now, companies are increasingly demanding a rich set user experience capabilities that include visual interactivity elements and instant access to information, interaction with distributed and remote applications, and integration with local desktop applications. ZapThink concludes in its report entitled “Rich and Smart Clients for Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs)” that today’s Web technologies are wholly inadequate to meet the needs of emerging standards-based, loosely coupled, distributed applications. “Simply put, today’s corporate portals must move beyond Web-based thin client technologies,” said Ronald Schmelzer, senior analyst with ZapThink. “Rather, companies must leverage the…

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StrikeIron Recognized as a Web Services Thought Leader
“StrikeIron is changing the way companies use Web services by making them more accessible to a wider audience,” said Jason Bloomberg, Senior Analyst at ZapThink LLC. “We’re very excited about the StrikeIron Web Services Analyzer, as well as StrikeIron’s upcoming new products and services that will advance the utilization of Web services and the construction of Service-Oriented Architectures.” Read more at: BusinessWire…

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Ascential Software Brings Enterprise Data Integration Expertise to OASIS
Connecting systems within the enterprise as well as with suppliers, partners and customers is paramount for today’s enterprise,” said Ron Schmelzer, senior analyst at ZapThink, an IT market intelligence firm that provides advice and insight into XML, Web services, and Service Orientation. “Web services offer a new approach to solving integration challenges by leveraging the widespread adoption of standards for system-to-system communication. Ascential Software is taking full advantage of this trend and leads the market in delivering service-based solutions. The company, a 2003 ZapThought Leader, has transformed enterprise data integration by extending its data profiling, quality and transformation capabilities to Web services and SOAs.” Read more at: Ascential Press Release…

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ZapThink Recognizes Forward-Thinking Vendors as "ZapThought Leaders" of XML, Web Services, and Service Orientation
ZapThink Recognizes Forward-Thinking Vendors as “ZapThought Leaders” of XML, Web Services, and Service Orientation ZapThought Leadership program headlines major expansion of ZapThink’s services WALTHAM, MA, September 2, 2003 — Actional Corporation, Ascential Software (NASDAQ: ASCL), Digital Evolution, Flamenco Networks, Infravio, Netegrity (NASDAQ: NETE), Raining Data (NASDAQ: RDTA), Reactivity, Sonic Software, Swingtide, and Westbridge Technology are among the software vendors recognized as “ZapThought Leaders” by ZapThink LLC, the leading industry analyst firm with research focused on XML, Web Services, and Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs). “To be recognized as a ZapThought Leader, a vendor must be dedicated to helping their customers understand how to use XML, Web Services and SOAs to meet their business needs,” said Jason Bloomberg, Senior Analyst, ZapThink. “We are pleased to recognize so many outstanding vendors as ZapThought Leaders, ” said Ron Schmelzer, Senior Analyst, ZapThink. “The fact that these vendors are committed to helping their…

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ZapThink: Report Shows Web Services-based Process to Displace Integration Solutions / Implementing Service-Oriented Process Key to Meeting Business Agility Requirements
ZapThink: Report Shows Web Services-based Process to Displace Integration Solutions Implementing Service-Oriented Process Key to Meeting Business Agility Requirements (View More Information…) WALTHAM, MA, April 16, 2003 — As enterprises apply Service-oriented architecture principles to business process management and automation, they will find that such “Service-Oriented Process” solutions will supplant the need for today’s integration solutions, concludes a report published today by ZapThink, LLC, an analyst firm focused on XML, Web Services, and Service-oriented architectures. The report concludes that Service-oriented process tools enable business users to assemble business-oriented Web Services into business processes that are themselves exposed as Web Services. “The success of business depends upon IT systems that are able to deliver functionality that meets business requirements in a flexible, agile way,” explains Ronald Schmelzer, senior analyst at ZapThink, “Yet most corporate IT infrastructures are littered with a heterogeneous array of…

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