Fundamental SOA Concepts
This 48-page PowerPoint presented in pdf format includes ZapThink’s basic introduction to SOA, focusing on the ZapThink SOA Roadmap. This presentation is the first to present three versions of the Roadmap: one with implementation steps, one with project milestones, and one with SOA maturity levels. It was presented at the IPT 4th SOA Practitioners’ Conference in Zurich and Frankfurt in June, 2006.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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Growing a Secure & Managed SOA
This 28-page PowerPoint presentation in pdf format offers a concise outline of ZapThink’s thinking on the three core infrastructure issues for SOA: Security, Management and Governance. It was presented at the Vordel User Conference in Dublin, Ireland, in June 2006.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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XML Threat Management
XML has become the lingua franca of distributed computing — the language at the heart of an increasing percentage of traffic on networks today. As companies implement Service-Oriented Architecture, they build Services, and at the core of the definition of a Service is software that communicates via the exchange of messages — typically in the form of XML. An increasing amount of other network traffic leverages XML, as well. Any IT security effort must therefore plan for and deal with XML threats, partly because of the explosion in the use of XML, but also because XML’s power and flexibility lead to multiple threat categories, including structural threats like oversized and improperly structured XML messages, semantic threats that target the content of the XML message, and more. Companies must implement a comprehensive XML threat management solution that deals with all forms of XML threats, and that solution must operate at…

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Implementing the ZapThink SOA Roadmap
This 32-slide PowerPoint presentation in PDF format covers the ZapThink SOA Roadmap, including wrapping legacy interfaces with Web Services, Securing and Managing Services, building a Governance Framework, implementing the SOA Metamodel and Service-Oriented Processes. [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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Key Challenges in SOA
This presentation discusses the various challenges companies face when planning and implementing SOA, and approaches for overcoming those challenges. This 36-slide presentation is part of a customer video produced by IBM. The presentation was given in March 2006.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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Xenos TerminalONE: Solving the B2B Integration Challenge
Automating business-to-business (B2B) commerce has always been a difficult, expensive proposition. Even with now-aging technologies like Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), much of the hard work of B2B integration involves laborious, manual processes. Xenos has addressed the core of the problem with their terminalONE product suite, which offers transformation, routing, security, and transport of B2B messages. TerminalONE enables market participants to conduct business in a flexible, automated manner without the cost or complexity of the previous generation of B2B integration approaches. [hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Service Orient or Be Doomed: ZapThink Analysts Announce Publication of their Latest Book!
Ever wonder why businesses are unable to keep up with today’s pace of change? Name your business goal–productivity, profitability, efficiency; today, they all depend on Information Technology (IT). IT is more important to business today than it ever was. While IT in the past has helped companies increasingly make their businesses more productive and efficient, today’s IT is simply getting in the way of change. It is increasingly becoming clear that the way that businesses utilize IT is increasingly making them less agile, less responsive to change, and less able to capitalize on new opportunities. Something has to be done to stop the problem of IT becoming the bottleneck of business. SERVICE ORIENT OR BE DOOMED! How Service Orientation will Change Your Business (Wiley, February 24, 2006;$39.95 cloth) is the first book aimed at regular businesspeople that helps business become more agile by offering technological, process, and cultural changes…

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SOA for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs)
After spending so much time struggling with the complexities and convolutions of enterprise IT, it’s important to remember that even small companies still have diverse IT needs. After all, just about every firm has desktop computers, networks, and miscellaneous internal hardware and software, in addition to a Web site and related external IT-related efforts. Even though the IT needs of both small and midsize firms span a wide-range of requirements, there are still significant differences between small companies (less than $50 million in annual sales or fewer than 100 employees) and those at the larger end of the small to midsized business (SMB) scale (up to $500 million in annual sales or up to 1000 employees). Small businesses rarely have any significant internal integration challenges to speak of, beyond simple collaboration tasks such as file, calendar, and print sharing. However, midsize businesses do have additional internal integration needs, in…

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Enabling Products & Standards
Presentation on the current state of the SOA market. This presentation covers: The State of the Market Introducing the SOAIF Security, Management & SOAIF WS Security Market Map Key Security/Policy Vendors Key Security/Policy Standards WS Management Market Map Key SOA Management Vendors Lifecycle/Governance/Metadata Key Management/Lifecycle Standards Arch., Devt. Tools & SOAIF SOA Tools Market Map App. Integration, Process & SOAIF SOP Market Map SO Integration/Process Key Vendors SO Integration/Process Standards The “Enterprise Service Bus” Lack of Convergence on ESB Meaning State of ESB Market Composite Application Key Vendors CurrentStateSOAPractice-Europe-022006-ZTP-0212-1…

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Building the SOA Infrastructure
Module #5 from the ZapThink Licensed Partner Program training materials. This module covers: The SOA Reliability Conundrum The OSI Stack Revisited The SOA Performance Issue The XML Processing Problem The XML Performance Crisis XML traffic on the Network XML in the Networked Enterprise Transformation: Solving the 80/20 Problem Hardware vs. Software Approaches to Improve XML Performance Is Moore’s Law the Solution? Challenges in Content Processing Addressing Security Issues The Security Context Challenge Important Points: Managing Services Service-Oriented Management Do You need an ESB for Service Mediation? CurrentStateSOAPractice-Europe-022006-ZTP-0212-1…

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