هل هناك مستقبل للتطبيقات البرمجية المؤسسية
هل هناك مستقبل للتطبيقات البرمجية المؤسسية ترجمة: وائل الخواص – 7 ديسمبر 2009 (http://wael.elkhawass.com) Arabic Translation for the ZapFlash article “Is there a Future for Enterprise Software?” يمكنك قراءة المقال من خلال هذا الرابط غالبا ما يتبادر الحديث ضمناً عن دور ومستقبل التطبيقات البرمجية المؤسسية عند الحديث عن البنية القائمة على الخدمات (إس أو أيه). ففى الواقع فإن زاب ثينك تتحدث منذ سنوات بشكل أو بآخر عن مستقبل التطبيقات البرمجية المؤسسية. إذاً فلماذا يسلط الضوء على هذا الموضوع مرة أخرى الآن وفى هذا المنعطف؟ هل تم رصد أى تغيير فى السوق؟ هل تم الكشف عن إجابة جديدة عن هذا السؤال: إلى أين ستؤدى التطبيقات البرمجية …

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Is there a Future for Enterprise Software?
The conversation about the role and future of enterprise software is a continuous undercurrent in the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) conversation. Indeed, ZapThink’s been talking about the future of enterprise software in one way or another for years. So, why bother bringing up this topic again, at this juncture? Has anything changed in the marketplace? Can we learn something new about where enterprise software is heading? The answer is decidedly yes to the latter two questions, and this might be the right time to seriously consider acting on the very things we’ve been talking about for a while.   The first major factor is significant consolidation in the marketplace for enterprise software. While a decade or so ago there were a few dozen large and established providers of different sorts of enterprise software packages, there are now just a handful of large providers, with a …

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Who's Architecting the Cloud?
As the hype cycle for the cloud computing continues to gather steam, an increasing number of end users are starting to see the silver lining, while others are simply lost in the fog. It is clear that the debate over the definition, business model, and benefits of cloud will continue for some time, but it is also clear that the sluggish economic environment is increasing the appeal of having someone else pay for the robust infrastructure needed to run one’s applications. Yet, all this talk of leveraging cloud capabilities, or perhaps even building one’s own cloud, whether for public or private consumption, introduces thorny problems. How can we make sure that the cloud will bring us closer to the heavenly vision of IT we search for rather than a fog that hides a complex mess? Who will make sure that the cloud vision isn’t just another reinterpretation of …

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Grand Central Communications: Integration on Demand
The Grand Central Business Services Network offers an implementation of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) that follows the “on demand” model of delivering software functionality as a Service. Through a virtualized set of integration and Service capabilities, businesses connect to the Business Services Network, allowing them to combine and share business Services within and between organizations without the constraints of having to pay for and host their own integration infrastructure. In addition to a wide range of Services that Grand Central provides, third-party companies and partners also publish Services to the Network for global access and sharing by partners, customers and other business units. The Business Services Network thus offers the capabilities, business value, and agility benefits of Service-oriented integration as a Service to multiple companies, allowing them to conduct business with each other in a flexible, cost-effective manner, without having the bear the burden of ongoing infrastructure investment.[hide -1] …

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