Service-Oriented Integration
Connecting systems both within the enterprise and with suppliers, partners, and customers is of critical importance to today’s enterprise. However, integration remains complex, expensive, and risky. While Web Services won’t be the magic bullet that immediately solves these problems, they enable a new approach to integration. Service-Oriented Integration (SOI) leverages open standards, loose coupling, and dynamic description and discovery capabilities of Web Services to reduce the complexity, cost, and risk of integration. This report identifies the key aspects of SOI, solutions for implementing SOI, ROI metrics, and critical challenges.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $1495[/hide]…

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2002 Retrospective and Thinking Ahead
Maybe it’s the end of the year that brings retrospective thought, or perhaps it’s one too many post-holiday feast chats over eggnog, but in any case, it is the habit of many an analyst and journalist to think through all the events of the previous year and guess how the upcoming year will turn out. So, we thought we’d throw our hat into the ring and tie together some of the major events of 2002 with a few unique twists from our distinct perspective while also providing clues as to where our research, analysis, and insight will be heading. The emergence of SOAs in corporate IT infrastructures 2002 brought Web Services into the mainstream of IT industry thought, as well as into limited production in many enterprises of different sizes and industries. Many of these tentative first steps were limited implementations of tightly coupled, synchronous, SOAP over…

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Recruiting WS-I Members from Vertical Industries
You joined the Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) Organization to accelerate and encourage the adoption of Web services. WS-I plans to meet these goals by providing deliverables that assist in the interoperability of Web services implementations. For the WS-I to be successful in its mission, however, it is essential that it has broad industry representation within its membership. WS-I needs your help. At this time, a vast majority of WS-I members are IT vendors. Whether you work for a vendor or not, it’s in your company’s best interest to expand the WS-I membership, expecially among industry members outside the IT community. This white paper is an important tool to help you in this important activity. This paper seeks to explain why current WS-I members should recruit additional industry members, why industry members should join the WS-I, and what actions WS-I members should take to recruit new members. It should be a…

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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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ZapNote: LogicLibrary
In order for enterprises to realize the promise of Web Services to make their businesses more agile and efficient, organizations need to be able to get a firm grasp of their existing computing assets that can be translated into Web Services at many different levels of granularity. Best practices for Web Services development demand an approach that begins with building a model of the capabilities needed within the context of the business, and then subsequently identifying the computing assets present in the organization that can support the model LogicLibrary Logidex allows enterprises to capture their software components, map them to their business and technical models, and publish them to searchable online component libraries. It gives developers the ability to easily search, find and retrieve the software components that are required to fulfill their business requirements.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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