Enabling Service-Oriented Processes
This 25-slide PowerPoint presentation in PDF format covers basic SO Process concepts and terminology, including orchestration and choreography, as well as a discussion of composite applications/Service-Oriented Business Applications (SOBAs).[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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SEEC Launches Proof of Value Challenge for SOA Solutions
“The insurance industry can benefit significantly from a comprehensive library of software resources,” said Jason Bloomberg, Senior Analyst at ZapThink. “A service-oriented approach to providing access to library components is a flexible, cost-effective way to help organizations determine which components they may require to better manage their business.” Read more at: Business Wire…

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Mashups and SOBAs: Which is the Tail and Which is the Dog?
New buzzwords are one of the many side-effects of emerging markets, and into our buzzword-heavy world comes yet another doozie — the mashup. According to Wikipedia, a mashup is a Web site or Web application that seamlessly combines content from more than one source into an integrated experience. Falling under the increasingly broad buzz-umbrella of Web 2.0, Mashups bear a more-than-passing resemblance to the Service-oriented composite applications ZapThink frequently speaks about — known in analyst-speak as Service-Oriented Business Applications, or SOBAs. In fact, the overlap of mashups and SOBAs, or enterprise mashups, has recently become a hot topic du jour in the blogosphere. The collision of two heretofore distinct areas of discussion within the blogosphere (in this case, mashups and Service-Oriented Architecture, or SOA) inevitably results a measure of consternation, because the people within each group bring a different context to the discussion. In this case, there is…

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Service Orient or Be Doomed: ZapThink Analysts Announce Publication of their Latest Book!
Ever wonder why businesses are unable to keep up with today’s pace of change? Name your business goal–productivity, profitability, efficiency; today, they all depend on Information Technology (IT). IT is more important to business today than it ever was. While IT in the past has helped companies increasingly make their businesses more productive and efficient, today’s IT is simply getting in the way of change. It is increasingly becoming clear that the way that businesses utilize IT is increasingly making them less agile, less responsive to change, and less able to capitalize on new opportunities. Something has to be done to stop the problem of IT becoming the bottleneck of business. SERVICE ORIENT OR BE DOOMED! How Service Orientation will Change Your Business (Wiley, February 24, 2006;$39.95 cloth) is the first book aimed at regular businesspeople that helps business become more agile by offering technological, process, and cultural changes…

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Enabling Service-Oriented Processes
Module #9 from the ZapThink Licensed Partner Program training materials. This module covers: Traditional vs. Service-Oriented What is a Business Process? Service-Oriented Process SOP Concepts Process vs. Applications SOA Tenet: Move from Code to Composition Fundamental Idea: Business Logic in Metadata Role of Composite Applications Business Process and Integration What about Workflow? Process Management Enterprise Applications and Process…

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Enabling Products & Standards
Presentation on the current state of the SOA market. This presentation covers: The State of the Market Introducing the SOAIF Security, Management & SOAIF WS Security Market Map Key Security/Policy Vendors Key Security/Policy Standards WS Management Market Map Key SOA Management Vendors Lifecycle/Governance/Metadata Key Management/Lifecycle Standards Arch., Devt. Tools & SOAIF SOA Tools Market Map App. Integration, Process & SOAIF SOP Market Map SO Integration/Process Key Vendors SO Integration/Process Standards The “Enterprise Service Bus” Lack of Convergence on ESB Meaning State of ESB Market Composite Application Key Vendors CurrentStateSOAPractice-Europe-022006-ZTP-0212-1…

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NetManage OnWeb for iSeries Accelerates Path to Web and SOA for iSeries Applications
“A core requirement in the emerging role of SOA is to securely expose corporate IT assets in a flexible and agile enterprise architecture,” said Jason Bloomberg, senior analyst at ZapThink. “NetManage is providing cost-effective tools to easily migrate enterprise architecture to Web services in order to support corporate initiatives, including SOA planning, modeling and organization.” Read more at: Business Wire…

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The ZapThink Approach to SOA Implementation
What is the best approach to putting SOA in production? Is it necessary to dive into the deep end and take a “pay and pray” approach to SOA implementation or is there a more logical, lower risk path to realizing the vision of SOA? In this workshop, ZapThink will discuss the steps that companies should take to move from today’s brittle infrastructures to loosely-coupled, process-centric SOA implementations. The session begins with point-to-point Web Services implementations for integration, securing, managing, and adding process layers to these Services, implementing registries and management for loose coupling, moving to asynchronous invocations for greater reliability, and implementing a governance infrastructure for greater visibility and control. We’ll provide the big picture for SOA adoption as well as the details on how to actually go about implementing SOA in a logical progression of steps, each resulting in significant ROI. Course Outline: The integration problem The…

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SOA in Action
This Webcast will take you through your options for SOA-enabling your legacy and contemporary applications. It describes how you can evolve from your present access methods to new options and even new devices. We’ll also go over a number of examples of composite applications going back over five years and show you how fast you can realize these solutions today using modern techniques. And the topics to be covered include: Find out about releasing processes locked up in enterprise applications Learn about options for evolving your traditional desktop host access to SOA Understand how SOA brings new life to composite applications Discover why Web enablement does not mean Web delivery See how mobilizing corporate assets is an evolution and not a revolution [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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The ZapThink Approach to Service-Oriented Architecture Implementation
What is the best approach to putting SOA in production? Is it necessary to dive into the deep end and take a “pay and pray” approach to SOA implementation or is there a more logical, lower risk path to realizing the vision of SOA? In this workshop, ZapThink will discuss the steps that companies should take to move from today’s brittle infrastructures to loosely-coupled, process-centric SOA implementations. The session begins with point-to-point Web Services implementations for integration, securing, managing, and adding process layers to these Services, implementing registries and management for loose coupling, moving to asynchronous invocations for greater reliability, and implementing a governance infrastructure for greater visibility and control. We’ll provide the big picture for SOA adoption as well as the details on how to actually go about implementing SOA in a logical progression of steps, each resulting in significant ROI. Course Outline: The integration problem The SOA implementation…

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