ZapNote: Nimble Technology
Nimble has released the Nimble Integration Suite, which is aimed at solving the problem of using single queries to access multiple data stores and return the result in a single, manageable result using and XML-based mediated view of information. This solution provides an interesting approach that solves Enterprise and data integration challenges.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: The Open Applications Group, Inc. (OAGI)
The vision of the Open Applications Group, Inc. (OAGI) is to facilitate Business-to-Business (B2B) and Application-to-Application (A2A) integration by introducing a set of Business Object Documents (BODs) that specify integration requirements to the point that systems can be "plug and play" in the same manner that desktop systems now can support arbitrary hardware devices. OAGI initiatives play well with ebXML and RosettaNet efforts and can be used as a quick step-up towards B2B integration. [hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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ZapNote: RosettaNet
RosettaNet has long been a leading force in standardization of e-Business exchange in the high-tech supply chain. One of the most significant challenges facing XML-based B2B standards is their difficulty in being widely implemented and adopted. To directly address this implementation and usability challenge, RosettaNet has adopted a new focus aimed at enabling global implementation of their specifications. Users looking to implement RosettaNet specifications should read this Briefing Note to understand this new focus and ascertain how it will affect their long-term implementation goals. [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Infoteria
Infoteria’s Asteria Platform and Business Language Objects for XML (BLOX) provide a comprehensive solution for transporting, integrating, and manipulating XML within the context of e-Business transactions, with a particular focus on the RosettaNet specifications. Their comprehensive B2B automation and integration platform, along with componentized business functionality, will help to simplify and enable scalable and robust B2B integration applications.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Avinon
Avinon has announced the release of its NetScenario Platform for the creation of applications that utilize Web Service building blocks. While other notable Web Services platforms focus on the developer or IT staff for the creation and management of web service applications, Avinon has focused on the non-technical business user as the point of creation for web applications. The NetScenario Platform fits well within Web Services Application Delivery strategies.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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Web Services Technologies & Trends
From its inception through 2002, the primary application for Web Services in the enterprise was to simplify point-to-point integration between systems, thereby reducing the cost of integration. This application of Web Services, however, only scratches the surface of the true potential of Web Services — enabling companies to build agile business processes and IT systems that can respond to change through the use of loosely coupled, standards-based Service-oriented architectures. The business value of such architectures in terms of the business agility they provide is substantial, but as of early 2003, only a few early adopter enterprises have built such architectures, partly because few tools for building Service-oriented architectures are available on the market, and furthermore, there is little understanding of the best practices companies should follow to build such architectures. This report seeks to clarify the requirements for realizing the value of Web Services by providing a set of emerging…

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Web Services Technologies and Trends
Key Findings: The Web Services market is segmented into three major segments: Web Services Platforms consisting of a Web Services Development Environment and Web Services Runtime Environment Web Service Application Development Suites Web Services Operations Management 75% of surveyed companies stated that their planned Web Service deployments will be internally-focused 64% of surveyed companies stated that Enterprise and Data Integration was the primary focus of their Web Service implementations 61% of surveyed companies plan a pilot test of Web Service-based applications within the next 12 months 58% of current Web Services pilots are being deployed on the Java2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) infrastructure Table of Contents: Executive Summary Scope of Report Web Services — Baseline Definitions Problems addressed by Web Services and ROI Current State of the Market of Web Services Market Sizing, Numbers, and Stats Pieces of the Puzzle: Standards and Specifications SOAP Implementations Portability and Interoperability Issues and Challenges…

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