ZapNote: The Open Applications Group, Inc. (OAGI)
The vision of the Open Applications Group, Inc. (OAGI) is to facilitate Business-to-Business (B2B) and Application-to-Application (A2A) integration by introducing a set of Business Object Documents (BODs) that specify integration requirements to the point that systems can be "plug and play" in the same manner that desktop systems now can support arbitrary hardware devices. OAGI initiatives play well with ebXML and RosettaNet efforts and can be used as a quick step-up towards B2B integration. [hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/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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ZapNote: Infoteria
Infoteria’s Asteria Platform and Business Language Objects for XML (BLOX) provide a comprehensive solution for transporting, integrating, and manipulating XML within the context of e-Business transactions, with a particular focus on the RosettaNet specifications. Their comprehensive B2B automation and integration platform, along with componentized business functionality, will help to simplify and enable scalable and robust B2B integration applications.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Cybermation
Enterprise, or distributed, job scheduling is the ability to create cross-platform batch processes and workload that is executed on multiple machines. Cybermation’s Espresso accomplishes this task by means of a graphical interface that helps a user define, test, and manage these distributed workloads across heterogeneous systems.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Altova
While previous versions of Altova’s XML Spy product were focused on serving solely the needs of XML developers, the new version of the product adds a new market — XML content creators and users. The Austrian company hopes to bring XML spy from developer-focused IDE to a comprehensive product line that covers two major markets: developers and non-technical content users.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Nimble Technology
Nimble has released the Nimble Integration Suite, which is aimed at solving the problem of using single queries to access multiple data stores and return the result in a single, manageable result using and XML-based mediated view of information. This solution provides an interesting approach that solves Enterprise and data integration challenges.[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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Web Services Technologies and Trends
Key Findings: The Web Services market is segmented into three major segments: Web Services Platforms consisting of a Web Services Development Environment and Web Services Runtime Environment Web Service Application Development Suites Web Services Operations Management 75% of surveyed companies stated that their planned Web Service deployments will be internally-focused 64% of surveyed companies stated that Enterprise and Data Integration was the primary focus of their Web Service implementations 61% of surveyed companies plan a pilot test of Web Service-based applications within the next 12 months 58% of current Web Services pilots are being deployed on the Java2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) infrastructure Table of Contents: Executive Summary Scope of Report Web Services — Baseline Definitions Problems addressed by Web Services and ROI Current State of the Market of Web Services Market Sizing, Numbers, and Stats Pieces of the Puzzle: Standards and Specifications SOAP Implementations Portability and Interoperability Issues and Challenges…

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