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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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: Phaos Technology
Building application security software is very difficult, and Phaos Technology focuses on building the most difficult parts — the components and tools that enable other software vendors to build security into their products. Phaos’ deep expertise in the application security field provides them with the in-depth knowledge they need to build the nuts and bolts of XML and Web Services security. Phaos is one of the few credible Web Services security tools vendors in the market today since they possess a solid list of large enterprise customers, as well as unique insight into the needs of the financial services world that comes from being a division of a bank. [hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Vitria
The Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and Business to Business Integration (B2Bi) space is getting more competitive by the day, with industry juggernauts IBM and BEA pushing into the markets dominated by the four established EAI vendors: WebMethods, Tibco, SeeBeyond, and Vitria. On top of these increased competitive pressures comes the advent of Web Services. With their open standards-based, loosely coupled approach to integration, Web Services provide a clear, short term cost benefit to companies looking to integrate systems, both within their enterprises as well as across their value chains. [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Ipedo
Ipedo has developed a proprietary, hierarchical, in-memory database engine aimed at storing XML documents "natively". The Ipedo XML Database uses memory techniques to get substantial performance gains versus some other NXD approaches. Built as an all-Java server, the Ipedo system is meant to be easily integrated with typical application server environments. Ipedo has extended XPath for search across multiple XML documents and has also included XSLT transformations within the data store itself.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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