ZapNote: Coherity
Current aggregation infrastructures are good at integrating different data sources as long as there is a common subset, but the problem is what do you do with the incremental exchanges shared across more than one data source, but not all? Coherity solves this problem through their Adaptive Information Integration Suite consisting of a Native XML Data store, Coherity XML Database (CXD), and a CRM-focused integration application called Coherity Integrated Customer Care (ICC). The system enables transparent data and data model exchange by accommodating data structure variations that inevitably occur when aggregating data from multiple application sources.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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Service-Oriented Management
Web Services management applications provide software that helps companies manage the systems and applications that underlie their Web Services implementations. The Web Services management products on the market today offer functionality in five basic categories: system management, lifecycle management, business management, security management, and the most important, Service-Oriented Architecture enablement. The latter category is especially important because many Web Services management products provide the critical infrastructure necessary for companies to take their fine-grained, atomic Web Services and other data sources and encapsulate and compose them into coarse-grained business Services that make up a Service-Oriented Architecture. Such architectures offer far more long-term business value than the point-to-point applications of Web Services common today.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $1495[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Backstream
One of the biggest challenges for producers and publishers of content is the publication of that content onto multiple platforms: print, the Web, PDF, wireless, and other forms. The main challenge is that each of these forms carry their own inherent formatting capabilities, navigation structures, distribution characteristics, and rights management capabilities. BackStream provides software solutions that help businesses manage their content, deliver it to multiple devices, and track and trace usage. The system provides a single platform that takes care of content creation, storage, publishing, distribution, tracking and tracing content such as text, photos, images, PDF files, and audio and video files.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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ZapNote: IONA
The idea of Service-Oriented Integration (SOI) quite simple: rather than requiring systems to understand the details of a system in order to extract information, we can merely expose that system as a service and make queries to the service to meet our needs. SOI is merging different integration paradigms into a single solution set: integration between devices (from handhelds to mainframes), applications (such as Great Plains, SAP, and Siebel), B2B integration, and traditional EAI. IONA has released a platform known as the Orbix End-to-Anywhere (E2A) Web Services Integration Platform that sets the context for a very wide set of products covering the widest range of functionality in an SOI environment. [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: NetSilicon
In the past decade, electronic devices have been getting smaller, smarter, and more connected. In the post-PC era, billions of electronic devices will work invisibly, collaborating with each other and with people. These changes and improvements are making products increasingly more complicated to design, test, and service. NetSilicon’s Softworks group, is producing XML-based tools, including an XML MicroParser, XML Schema Compiler, and a SOAP client/server package to address these problems and bring embedded devices into the "third phase" of intelligent networking.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Cape Clear
Cape Clear’s main goal is to create a platform for the development and deployment of Web Services that includes basic infrastructure and features that simplify the process of getting up and running Web Services quickly. The system allows people to take their existing investment in EJB and CORBA business logic and present them to the outside world as web services.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: RosettaNet
RosettaNet has long been a leading force in standardization of e-Business exchange in the high-tech supply chain. One of the most significant challenges facing XML-based B2B standards is their difficulty in being widely implemented and adopted. To directly address this implementation and usability challenge, RosettaNet has adopted a new focus aimed at enabling global implementation of their specifications. Users looking to implement RosettaNet specifications should read this Briefing Note to understand this new focus and ascertain how it will affect their long-term implementation goals. [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Epicentric
Portals are being used to provide access to content sources or applications such as Siebel and SAP, and enable a common composite application that is accessible via a web browser-based interface. There is a strong intersection with this application-centric use of portals and what is going on with Web Services. Portals provide a compelling means for application delivery of Web Services in a familiar development and management environment. Epicentric has produced a number of advanced products and services to address this capability, and has championed the development of XML-based formats for specification of presentation-layer interfaces for Web Services.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Jabber
Initially created as an open-source Instant Messaging (IM) platform, Jabber’s XMPP protocol has emerged as a general protocol for streaming XML data and Web Services. Offered as an alternative to HTTP, SMTP, and FTP, Jabber provides value in making Web Services more reliable and scalable. It also offers a compelling solution for those interested in a peer-to-peer (P2P) communications format, although the protocol isn’t a P2P protocol per se.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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Web Services Technologies & Trends
From its inception through 2002, the primary application for Web Services in the enterprise was to simplify point-to-point integration between systems, thereby reducing the cost of integration. This application of Web Services, however, only scratches the surface of the true potential of Web Services — enabling companies to build agile business processes and IT systems that can respond to change through the use of loosely coupled, standards-based Service-oriented architectures. The business value of such architectures in terms of the business agility they provide is substantial, but as of early 2003, only a few early adopter enterprises have built such architectures, partly because few tools for building Service-oriented architectures are available on the market, and furthermore, there is little understanding of the best practices companies should follow to build such architectures. This report seeks to clarify the requirements for realizing the value of Web Services by providing a set of emerging…

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