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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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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Case Study ZapNote: The Hartford
The insurance industry is leading the economy in the adoption of Web Services and Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs), and The Hartford is an early adopter of these technologies among insurance companies. When it became necessary to update an agent tool that required integration to a heterogeneous collection of back-end systems, taking an SOA approach was a natural fit for them. The Hartford realized early in this project that they needed to acquire a Web Services management (WSM) solution, so they established formal selection criteria, invited several vendors to participate, and narrowed the selection down to two vendors. They then put those two vendors through an exhaustive, three-week proof-of-concept in order to determine which vendor would meet their needs. This case study details The Hartford’s selection process, and the criteria they used to make the selection. As an early adopter, The Hartford’s approach can serve as a useful lesson…

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Service-Oriented Architecture Consulting for Professional Services Organizations
Key Findings: Today’s professional services firms are struggling to find their long-term value proposition in environments that are in constant change. There is a significant opportunity for PSOs in the short-term for helping companies implement and adopt SOAs, and in the long-term for providing critical business process expertise. As Service-oriented process tools mature, system integration will no longer be a separate activity, but will be subsumed into the process orchestration and choreography activities within the Service-oriented process tools. The business process design, optimization, and execution consulting market will come to displace the system integration market. System integrators will find the low-level integration work diminishing as their customers adopt SOAs, and therefore will need to transition their skills to the Service-oriented process arena to avoid having their market erode substantially. There is a significant opportunity for consulting firms in the next five years for helping companies implement and adopt SOAs, and…

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Service-Oriented Architecture Consulting for Enterprise End-Users
Key Findings: Today’s professional services firms are struggling to find their long-term value proposition in environments that are in constant change. There is a significant opportunity for PSOs in the short-term for helping companies implement and adopt SOAs, and in the long-term for providing critical business process expertise. As Service-oriented process tools mature, system integration will no longer be a separate activity, but will be subsumed into the process orchestration and choreography activities within the Service-oriented process tools. The business process design, optimization, and execution consulting market will come to displace the system integration market. System integrators will find the low-level integration work diminishing as their customers adopt SOAs, and therefore will need to transition their skills to the Service-oriented process arena to avoid having their market erode substantially. There is a significant opportunity for consulting firms in the next five years for helping companies implement and adopt SOAs, and…

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Service-Oriented Architecture Consulting Partnership Landscape
Key Findings: Today’s professional services firms are struggling to find their long-term value proposition in environments that are in constant change. There is a significant opportunity for PSOs in the short-term for helping companies implement and adopt SOAs, and in the long-term for providing critical business process expertise.  As Service-oriented process tools mature, system integration will no longer be a separate activity, but will be subsumed into the process orchestration and choreography activities within the Service-oriented process tools.  The business process design, optimization, and execution consulting market will come to displace the system integration market.  System integrators will find the low-level integration work diminishing as their customers adopt SOAs, and therefore will need to transition their skills to the Service-oriented process arena to avoid having their market erode substantially.  There is a significant opportunity for consulting firms in the next five years for helping companies implement and adopt SOAs, and…

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Service-Oriented Architecture Consulting
Key Findings: Today’s professional services firms are struggling to find their long-term value proposition in environments that are in constant change. There is a significant opportunity for PSOs in the short-term for helping companies implement and adopt SOAs, and in the long-term for providing critical business process expertise. As Service-oriented process tools mature, system integration will no longer be a separate activity, but will be subsumed into the process orchestration and choreography activities within the Service-oriented process tools. The business process design, optimization, and execution consulting market will come to displace the system integration market. System integrators will find the low-level integration work diminishing as their customers adopt SOAs, and therefore will need to transition their skills to the Service-oriented process arena to avoid having their market erode substantially. There is a significant opportunity for consulting firms in the next five years for helping companies implement and adopt SOAs, and…

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