ZapForum Webcast April 2005 — Controlling Your SOA
Presentation from April 2005 Webcast, starring guest experts Dan Foody, CTO, Actional and John Derrick, CEO of Conformative. To view replay, click here Overview: Setting the Stage: ZapThink Analysts Listen to ZapThink analysts Jason Bloomberg and Ronald Schmelzer talk about Structuring Your Organization to Take Control of your SOA projects. What are the changes that companies must make today in their IT organizational structure to make adopting SOA a possibility, if not a reality? Guest Expert: Dan Foody, CTO of Actional. Dan will address the five key tenets of achieving true command and control of your SOA environment, and provide specific guidelines to enable companies to secure, deploy and manage Web services applications across the SOA lifecycle, with solutions that meet the needs of SOA stakeholders throughout the organization. Guest Expert: John Derrick, CEO, Conformative Systems…

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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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High Performance and Appliance Approaches for XML
Market Overview: New approaches are needed to deal with XML-based messages being exchanged on the network that are exceeding the capabilities of the general purpose hardware and software that is now being applied to the problem. Future Trends XML traffic is expected to increase from under 15% of all network traffic on the network in 2004 to just under 48% of all LAN network traffic by 2008. The total XML performance optimization market will reach $1.2 billion by 2010. Decision Points The effective processing of Very Large Messages (messages that exceed the capabilities of general-purpose processors) is an issue that threatens the long-term viability of SOA implementations. [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $995[/hide]…

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ZapNote: MphasiS
The MphasiS Group is a global IT professional services firm based in New York, NY and Bangalore, India. Their business falls into three core competencies: Business Process Outsourcing, Application Management, and Application Integration. Within their Application Integration competency is their Architecture Practice, which is the company’s “think tank” for SOA design. MphasiS’ Architecture Practice has completed several SOA design engagements for Global 2000 companies around the world, and many of those projects have led to technology implementations within the Application Integration group. This ZapNote provides the details of three such projects in the financial services industry.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Web Services Management
Key Points: The short term trend in the WSM market is primarily one of fragmentation. The longer term trend is to the SOAIF, as customers look to vendors to provide coordinated frameworks that offer not just management capabilities, but all the components needed to build, run, and manage SOAs. The opportunities for new entrants in the Web Services Management market will peak in 2004-2005, and drop off rapidly thereafter as incumbents move to consolidate the market. There is a rapidly closing window of opportunity for new entrants in the WSM space to achieve sufficient customer traction to establish themselves as successful WSM vendors. Companies building enterprise SOAs require SOA enablement capabilities, including dependency management, active routing, protocol translation, metadata management, and Service provisioning. Table of Contents: I. Web Services Management: A Transitional Market II. State of the WSM Market 2.1. Vendor Landscape 2.1.1. SOA Enablement 2.1.2. Web Services Security 2.1.3.

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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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Service Orientation Market Trends
Key Points: ZapThink sees a consolidation of most SO functionality into a single market category that can be delivered as individual products, product suites, or service offerings that contain broad functionality, including features that are currently associated with the security, management, process, integration, and tools segments. We call that market the SOA Implementation Framework market. The total SOA Implementation Framework market opportunity will go from $4.4 billion in 2005 to $43 billion by 2010. The big winners from the shift to Service Orientation will be large vendors who are able to leverage the innovation of the smaller players to build fully functional SOA Implementation Frameworks. New entrants will find opportunity in adding value to these large vendors’ products, or by finding opportunity in the gaps between their solutions.   Table of Contents: I. Report Scope II. Context: The Shift to Service Orientation 2.1. The shift to Service Orientation affects all…

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ZapNote: Infravio, Inc.
Infravio Ensemble is a Web Services management suite that offers full lifecycle management, configuration management, security management, monitoring, and alerting, built upon a metadata-driven architecture that offers APIs for security, transformation, transactions, orchestration, and event management — the complete set of functionality that Web Services management solutions should have. However, what differentiates Infravio’s Ensemble solution from most other Web Services management offerings is their focus on managing Web Services Delivery Contracts, which allow Web Service designers to create generic Web Services and then define delivery, routing, SLA, and monitoring parameters that are specific to the consuming application. Infravio Ensemble’s ability to manage Web Service consumers as well as producers is a competitive differentiator for Infravio that supports the key SOA requirement of loose coupling across the Web Services lifecycle. [hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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