Lowering IT Total Cost of Ownership with Web Services
IT managers realize that attempts to lower the total cost of ownership of IT investments can be an error-prone, risky endeavor. Today’s business and technology environments are simply too dynamic and unpredictable to make accurate calculations of IT TCO. Companies need an approach to technology that reduces the risks inherent in these changing landscapes–an approach that can help them leverage change to their best advantage. Web Services open the door to this new approach to technology. Companies that build centrally managed, loosely coupled Service-oriented architectures with Web Services can achieve the business agility that provides the key to reducing IT TCO in an ever-changing business world.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Service-Oriented Management
Key Findings: Web Services management (WSM) software is software that helps companies manage the systems and applications that underlie their Web Services. Service-oriented management (SOM) software is software that supports the development and execution of a Service-oriented architecture. By 2007, 60% of the total system management market will consist of large vendors who offer SOM solutions, and a full 75% of the system management market (both small and large vendors) will be SOM-enabled. The market for Service-Oriented Management is expected to grow from $30 million in 2002 to $9.2 Billion by 2007. Web Services Management solutions bridge the gap between the underlying systems and the Services that run on top of them. Starting in mid-2004, the large system management vendors will begin to dominate the SOM space, to the extent that the SOM point solutions segment of the market will reach its maximum in 2005. Table of Contents: I. Report…

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Service-Oriented Management Technology Landscape
Key Findings: Web Services management (WSM) software is software that helps companies manage the systems and applications that underlie their Web Services. Service-oriented management (SOM) software is software that supports the development and execution of a Service-oriented architecture. By 2007, 60% of the total system management market will consist of large vendors who offer SOM solutions, and a full 75% of the system management market (both small and large vendors) will be SOM-enabled. The market for Service-Oriented Management is expected to grow from $30 million in 2002 to $9.2 Billion by 2007. Web Services Management solutions bridge the gap between the underlying systems and the Services that run on top of them. Starting in mid-2004, the large system management vendors will begin to dominate the SOM space, to the extent that the SOM point solutions segment of the market will reach its maximum in 2005. Table of Contents: I. Report…

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Expanding The Potential of Filemaker With XML
The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is everywhere. It provides a standardized, versatile, and cross-platform way of describing and structuring data. With nearly 8.5 million units shipped worldwide, FileMaker is the leading workgroup database software for quickly creating and sharing business solutions. XML further extends the reach of FileMaker Pro 6. With the XML support in FileMaker Pro 6, developers and power users can create solutions that connect workgroups and other users with a virtually limitless number of other applications. Building upon earlier support of XML, the new FileMaker Pro 6 has integrated XML import/export in the application, to become even better connected to enterprise applications, systems, and business processes.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Overcoming XML’s Hidden Processing Costs
XML is pervasive. In a matter of years, it will fuel every application, device, and document found in enterprise networks. However, as XML proliferates, it will stress existing systems and enterprise budgets to their breaking points. This is because existing n-tier software architectures and legacy infrastructures were not designed to process this verbose new data type efficiently. What enterprises need is a new way to process XML in the network, rather than in software at the database, application server, or presentation tiers. Yet today’s existing network infrastructure is limited to switching lower layer protocols and is unable to detect XML – much less parse and process it. An emerging class of hardware-based XML-aware network devices addresses the performance, security and management issues that come with XML’s use in enterprise applications. These purpose-built network devices enable enterprises to process high volumes of XML in a way that offers high performance, optimal…

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