Real World Processing with Events, SOA & Web 2.0
Today’s exploding numbers of business events, both combining with and driving the exponential growth of information in the business world, are increasing the need for Business Event Processing (BEP). This increased reliance on business events also leverages thethe collaborative, Internet-based technologies of Web 2.0, as well as Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), providing a flexible approach to obtaining value from events. The combination of these three approaches provides a foundation for flexibility, visibility, composability, integration, and scalability. The bottom line, however, is the business story. BEP, combined with Web 2.0 and SOA, are bridging the gap between business and IT better than any of these approaches can separately. Today’s organizations require real time visibility into their business, as well as the ability to process business events to solve business problems, what we call Real World Processing. Such solutions will have broader impact on the business itself and can create new…

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Kapow Technologies: Turning the Web into the World's Largest Database
The use of unstructured data within enterprises today has been more art than science, and in most cases an opportunity that many people have yet to understand. Truth-be-told, there are terabytes and terabytes of useful information throughout the enterprise and the World Wide Web that if placed into the proper context could have an ROI much higher than existing data mining approaches. Access to this unstructured information has been out of reach of many enterprises today due to the cost and complexity of the technology. However, with the Kapow Technologies offering, enterprises now have an on-demand mechanism for searching, grabbing, refining, and understanding unstructured data, and can place them in the context of enterprise data for even more value. In addition, in the emerging world of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Kapow is also providing customers with the ability to address unstructured data as Services, thus providing an on-ramp for…

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SOA Glossary
As a reference for our subscribers and advisory clients, ZapThink has assembled this glossary of terms related to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). ZapThink defines and uses these terms in its research, advisory practice, as well as in its Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) curriculum. This list is not meant to be fully comprehensive. Rather, these are terms represent key concepts that ZapThink has a particular take on. If a term does not appear on this list, ZapThink is happy to point clients to broadly available definition of the term. The terms included here fall into these categories: terminology related to Services, architecture, infrastructure, governance, and process.

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JackBe: Enterprise Mashups that both Leverage and Justify SOA
Enterprise mashups–governed compositions of loosely-coupled Services within a rich, Web-based environment–are attracting increasing levels of attention today, because of their visible business value as well as the user empowerment they promise. Providing the infrastructure necessary to support the governance and loose coupling such mashups need, however, requires Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). As a result, enterprise mashups are increasingly driving demand for SOA across numerous enterprises, as they provide a visual representation of the value of SOA that business people and others can readily understand. It’s helpful, therefore, for enterprises looking to leverage the benefits of mashups as well as the benefits of SOA to invest in an enterprise mashup platform that brings the value of SOA to the user-driven interface that mashups enable. JackBe’s Presto enterprise mashup platform addresses these issues. ZapThink has written on Presto before, but now we are finding that the platform is maturing in its…

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Building Data-Rich SOBAs in a Heterogeneous Environment
The importance of the Data Services Layer for SOA, Service-Oriented Business Applications (SOBAs), and Service Consumers. Also explores the notion of Enterprise Mashups from the data perspective. Delivered at DataDirect’s Architect Tutorial series in April – May, 2008. 34-slide PowerPoint in pdf format.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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Personalizing SOA
New business models. Reaching the long tail. Engaging customers in innovation. These are the new realities of global business. New ways of personalizing SOA to more effectively connect people with processes and with each other are needed to empower business and drive competitive advantage. Enterprises need to determine how to take advantage of the new Web 2.0 ways of connecting people in a way that that empowers them to execute on their business priorities, goals and values. This session will introduce how SOA facilitates a new way of doing business where both customers and line-of-business personnel have the power to take control of business processes by connecting enterprise content and capabilities to achieve your organization’s objectives. 21 slide PowerPoint in pdf format. [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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IDV Solutions: Location-based Data Mashups for Microsoft SharePoint
Combine rich user interface capabilities, deep location-based information, and the power and breadth of the Microsoft SharePoint portal environment, and you have a clear value proposition for IDV Solutions’ Visual Fusion Suite. Visual Fusion Suite provides an environment for creating data-based enterprise mashups that combine diverse data sources by leveraging a location-based metaphor. As so many diverse enterprise information needs rely upon location, IDV Solutions is able to offer a broad range of capabilities to enterprises and government organizations worldwide.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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ZapThink’s Practical SOA New York/New Jersey Event Focuses on Best Practices, Case Studies from Finance, Insurance, Pharma, and Media Industries
(PRLEAP.COM) BALTIMORE, MD, February 27, 2008 – ZapThink announces today its upcoming Practical Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) New York / New Jersey conference in Newark, NJ featuring speakers, best practices, case studies, and lessons learned on the finance, pharmaceuticals, health care, insurance, and media industries in Newark, New Jersey on March 25, 2008. The Practical SOA event series is targeted at companies and individuals looking for practical business case studies and value propositions for SOA, those who want to learn the latest best practices for making SOA a success, those looking to hear from successful architects about their SOA efforts, want to learn from peers about what it takes to put together a successful SOA, and/or want to take their SOA efforts to the next level. “Companies are tired of all the hype surrounding Web Services and SOA, and are finding it difficult to learn what they really need to know…

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Leveraging SOA for Agile Business Processes
Enterprises around the world are facing a momentous transformation, as they move away from traditional, inflexible approaches to leveraging information technology (IT) resources to a more agile way that helps to improve business process. This transition from an aggegration-centric view of technology that leads to brittle assemblages of heterogeneous assets to the composition-centric view that positions IT resources as flexible services that the business can compose together to support and manage flexible processes heralds a new era of value to organizations. Underpinning this transition is the move to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), which provides best practices for organizing IT resources to enable organizations to better leverage business change.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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