Presentations from ZapThink’s Fifth SOA Practitioner’s Forum in Geneva, Switzerland
In this ZIP file, you will find the collection of presentations from ZapThink’s Fifth SOA Practitioner’s Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Presentations include: Fundamental SOA Concepts – Ronald Schmelzer, ZapThink [E] SOA, Business Process, and BPM – Jean-Paul de Vooght, CTP [E] Real implementation cases of SOA – Malhar Kamdar, BEA [F] The ESB as SOA Infrastructure: Controlling SOA at Runtime – Claus Thoden, BEA [E] Measuring SOA Maturity and the Platform – Xavier Fournier-Morel, SQLi [F] Enterprise Web 2.0 – David McFarlane, Nexaweb [E] How to move your Legacy Host to SOA – Ido Hardonag, NetManage [E] SOA Architectural Deep Dive – Ron Schmelzer, ZapThink [E] The download is about 11 Megabytes, and you need to provide your permission to share contact information with event sponsors to download this file.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Cordys: Comprehensive Enabler of Service-Oriented Business Applications
Netherlands-based Cordys followed the core principles of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) to build a Composite Application Framework from the ground up. The eponymously named Cordys offers integration capabilities, Web Service creation and enablement, composite application creation and management, and rich user interface capabilities, in addition to data management and security. Furthermore, since Cordys built the entire product as a single, standards-based, integrated suite, Cordys customers have seamless, agile capabilities that enable them to get the most out of their SOA implementations. As a result, Cordys is a member of a new class of Service-oriented applications that might be called the killer apps of SOA.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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SOA Consulting: Current Market Trends
Market Overview Few enterprises are buying SOA by name. Instead, business buyers are paying for solutions to business problems, and more consulting firms than ever before are leveraging Service Orientation best practices to provide those solutions. The main buyer of such initiatives has shifted toward the non-technical, business part of the enterprise. The clear pattern with today‚Äôs SOA projects is that they are increasingly business-focused. Many consulting firms integrate SOA best practices into a broad differentiated offering that is not necessarily specific to SOA. Many ostensible SOA efforts are little more than middleware shell games. Product vendors often distort the true message of SOA to best fit their product offerings. Similarly, the core mistake that some consulting firms are making is in confusing architecture with implementation. Future Trends ZapThink expects the percentage of IT projects overall that leverage Service Orientation best practices to continue to grow over time, and those…

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The Path to SOA for ISVs
This presentation covers the challenges that independent software vendors (ISVs) face when they look to leverage SOA in their products. The presentation discusses the steps ISVs can take to Service-enable their products, and provides illustrations of key vendors who have done so.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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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 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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Building the SOA Infrastructure
Module #5 from the ZapThink Licensed Partner Program training materials. This module covers: The SOA Reliability Conundrum The OSI Stack Revisited The SOA Performance Issue The XML Processing Problem The XML Performance Crisis XML traffic on the Network XML in the Networked Enterprise Transformation: Solving the 80/20 Problem Hardware vs. Software Approaches to Improve XML Performance Is Moore’s Law the Solution? Challenges in Content Processing Addressing Security Issues The Security Context Challenge Important Points: Managing Services Service-Oriented Management Do You need an ESB for Service Mediation? CurrentStateSOAPractice-Europe-022006-ZTP-0212-1…

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Integrating the SO Way
Module #6 from the ZapThink Licensed Partner Program training materials. This module covers: Old vs. New Ways to Integrate The Old Way: Rip & Replace The Integration “Rat’s Nest” SOA Starting Point The New Way: Squeeze Value Connecting vs. Composing Thrift: The New Normal Issue: Surfeit of Services The Economics of Integration The Integration “Zipper” Network Integration Data/Information Integration The Role of EII API-based Integration The Rise of EAI Middleware The ESB Pattern: EAI + Services? Business Process Integration Service-Oriented Integration Semantics: The Greatest Challenge of SOA CurrentStateSOAPractice-Europe-022006-ZTP-0212-1…

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