Expanding The Potential of Filemaker With XML
The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is everywhere. It provides a standardized, versatile, and cross-platform way of describing and structuring data. With nearly 8.5 million units shipped worldwide, FileMaker is the leading workgroup database software for quickly creating and sharing business solutions. XML further extends the reach of FileMaker Pro 6. With the XML support in FileMaker Pro 6, developers and power users can create solutions that connect workgroups and other users with a virtually limitless number of other applications. Building upon earlier support of XML, the new FileMaker Pro 6 has integrated XML import/export in the application, to become even better connected to enterprise applications, systems, and business processes.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Overcoming XML’s Hidden Processing Costs
XML is pervasive. In a matter of years, it will fuel every application, device, and document found in enterprise networks. However, as XML proliferates, it will stress existing systems and enterprise budgets to their breaking points. This is because existing n-tier software architectures and legacy infrastructures were not designed to process this verbose new data type efficiently. What enterprises need is a new way to process XML in the network, rather than in software at the database, application server, or presentation tiers. Yet today’s existing network infrastructure is limited to switching lower layer protocols and is unable to detect XML – much less parse and process it. An emerging class of hardware-based XML-aware network devices addresses the performance, security and management issues that come with XML’s use in enterprise applications. These purpose-built network devices enable enterprises to process high volumes of XML in a way that offers high performance, optimal…

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Service-Oriented Process
Business processes have always been an important, if understated, asset of enterprises. The nature and methods by which a company runs its business changes on a daily basis at various different levels in the company — from high-level strategic changes to lower-level implementation details. As a result of these changes, enterprises constantly struggle to make their businesses more responsive to business changes by connecting their business requirements to their IT and human capabilities. However, automating business processes has historically been a difficult-to-achieve goal for most enterprises due to the flexibility of their IT infrastructure. Fortunately, businesses have a solution in Service-Oriented Process: a separate abstraction layer for business process definition and execution that leverages the capabilities of Service-oriented Architectures. Service-Oriented Process provides businesses an approach to tying business requirements to the Service model represented in the SOA metamodel, thereby providing a flexible approach towards implementing architectures that promote business agility.

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ZapNote: Vordel
Of all the different types of XML Proxies, the software XML firewall is one of the simplest to understand. It intercepts incoming XML messages, validates them, determines whether they are properly authorized, and routes them accordingly. Vordel’s VordelSecure product is a software XML firewall that runs on a Web server, therefore leveraging the capabilities of the Web server to provide high-performance security protection to the enterprise. Furthermore, VordelSecure supports a wide range of open standards and specifications and interoperates with many popular Web Services platforms, making it a likely choice for many enterprises looking to protect their Web Services from unauthorized or malicious traffic.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Cysive
With each step in the evolution of computing, we have reduced the complexity of connecting back-end systems in a cohesive manner. However, there has not been a commensurate improvement in the quality of our access to these applications through devices such as the web, PDAs, cell phones voice, and handhelds. Cymbio Interaction Server, by Cysive, aims to solve this problem by delivering a multi-channel interaction server that aims to present a universal "interaction tier" in which Web Services from any source can be consumed, and then appropriately delivered to the correct end destination, whether desktop, mobile device, voice server, or another back-end system.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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ZapNote: WestGlobal
Many vendors approach the problem of managing Web Services from the technology perspective. After all, Web Services expose IT resources in an IT infrastructure. WestGlobal, however, takes the perspective of the business user. Their view is that Web Services expose business functionality that serves the needs of the enterprise’s lines of business. Therefore, WestGlobal’s management platform enables business managers to control how well an enterprise’s Web Services infrastructure is meeting business requirements such as customer satisfaction, revenue generation, and cost savings. After all, the business should drive the technology, not the other way around.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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