NetManage: Composite Application Platform with Robust Host Enablement
Incorporated in 1990, NetManage has built a deep host integration and enablement capability, with its Rumba host connectivity software, ViewNow applications for Unix connectivity, Librados adapters, and OnWeb Web-to-Host solutions. They have since expanded their offering to the Host Service Platform, which leverages OnWeb and Librados technology to provide a composite application environment with substantial host connectivity options. NetManage is now well-positioned to help companies implementing Service-Oriented Architecture to build composite applications that leverage heterogeneous host-based back-ends while providing diverse Web browser-based and Web Services interfaces to users and consuming applications.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Wipro: Global IT Transformation Services Leveraging SOA
Wipro Technologies, based in India, is a strategic business advisor to its global clients, focused on providing measurable returns on their business ideas. Its comprehensive service portfolio – consisting of consulting, application development, IT infrastructure support, business process outsourcing, package implementation, testing and quality assurance, product design and development makes it a foremost global sourcing provider. Wipro Technologies has proven that they can pioneer major trends in IT. With over 20 years experience in providing business-driven IT products and services, the company is now moving to take their cross-industry, cross-domain approach towards SOA. What makes the Wipro SOA offerings most compelling is a combination of the wealth of their talent and their specific expertise in Web Services and SOA. With hundreds of technology experts and solution delivery personnel , the company aims to provide the broadest possible base of skills for SOA strategy and planning, architecture and design, development…

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Accelerating Processing in an Event-Driven Service-Oriented Architecture
Very high performance event-driven SOA is essential for building discoverable, loosely-coupled services which will meet the volume, transaction rate, and implementation cost threshold for real-time Web Services. Ron Schmelzer from ZapThink will discuss how four coupling models (request/reply, publish/subscribe, routed events, and reliable messaging) underpin event-driven SOA. Greg Brown, Director at Tarari, will show how hardware-accelerated Random Access XML (RAX) is used to dramatically increase sustained throughput and peak capacity of each of these coupling models while lowering deployment costs. Accelerating Processing in an Event-Driven Service Oriented Architecture…

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First Steps to Building a Single View of an SOA
This presentation was presented for the Software AG webinar and explained the key steps needed to realizing and implementing an SOA. Topics covered: Big picture methodology The SOA implementation Road Map How the ESB fits in Where semantic integration fits in Common pit-falls Cultural issues Things to look for in a vendor Common misconceptions[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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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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High Performance and Appliance Approaches for XML
Market Overview: New approaches are needed to deal with XML-based messages being exchanged on the network that are exceeding the capabilities of the general purpose hardware and software that is now being applied to the problem. Future Trends XML traffic is expected to increase from under 15% of all network traffic on the network in 2004 to just under 48% of all LAN network traffic by 2008. The total XML performance optimization market will reach $1.2 billion by 2010. Decision Points The effective processing of Very Large Messages (messages that exceed the capabilities of general-purpose processors) is an issue that threatens the long-term viability of SOA implementations. [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $995[/hide]…

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Processus, Presentation et Integration (French)
L’architecture orientée services (SOA, Service-Oriented Architecture) est par nature complexe. La construction d’une SOA synonyme d’agilité, de souplesse et de réutilisation représente un défi particulier pour les entreprise, car elle implique le regroupement de nombreux systèmes et applications hétérogènes. Pour les éditeurs qui souhaitent commercialiser des solutions SOA, le défi consiste à donner aux entreprises le contrôle de leur activité par le biais d’une interface souple qui leur permet de créer, modifier et gérer leurs processus métier. Invisible pour l’utilisateur, l’infrastructure sous-jacente doit répondre rapidement et efficacement aux changements de l’environnement commercial. Les solutions SOA doivent par conséquent relier la couche de présentation, les processus métier et l’infrastructure sous-jacente pour permettre aux entreprises de créer et de gérer des applications composites. Cordys, fournisseur mondial de solutions d’entreprise implanté aux Pays-Bas, se focalise sur trois éléments clés de cette infrastructure SOA : processus, présentation et intégration. Grâce à cette…

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Prozess, Präsentation und Integration (German)
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), genau wie jeder andere Software-Architektur-Ansatz, ist schwierig. Da SOA in Unternehmen ein breites, heterogenes Set von Applikationen und Systemen abstrahieren kann, ist es sehr herausfordernd, eine SOA zu entwickeln, die Dynamik, Flexibilität und Wiederverwendbarkeit für den Business User bereitstellt. Die Herausforderung für das Systemhaus, das SOA-Lösungen anbieten möchte, ist die übertragung der Kontrolle über die Geschäftsprozesse auf die Business-User selbst. Anwender müssen eine flexible Schnittstelle zur Verfügung haben, die es ihnen ermöglicht, die Geschäftsprozesse im Unternehmen zu erstellen, zu modifizieren und zu verwalten. Die darunter liegende Infrastruktur sollte dem Business-User verborgen bleiben, wenngleich sie schnell und effektiv auf die änderungen in der Geschäftswelt reagieren muss. SOA-Lösungen müssen deshalb den Präsentations-Layer mit Business-Prozessen und die darunter liegende Infrastruktur verbinden, um den Business-Usern die Entwicklung und Verwaltung der Composite Applications zu ermöglichen. Cordys aus den Niederlanden ist ein weltweit tätiger Lösungspartner, welcher die drei Schlüsselelemente des SOA…

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Putting The Control Of The Business Process Into The Business User’s Hands
In business, the only constant is change. Businesses, like people, are continuously evolving and as such face rapid and continual change. As markets and customer needs evolve, enterprises must respond with new ways to attract and retain customers and partners, increase operational efficiency, and achieve greater visibility into their business processes. In most businesses, however, business people control the processes, while IT people control the systems. IT staff see business processes through the lens of the low-level parts of the flow, rather than at the business level. As a result, they aren’t capable of implementing the processes so that they will meet continuously changing business requirements, thus impeding business agility. Business users are increasingly demanding that they have control over their own business processes — and so, are requiring systems that put control of the flow and logic into their hands, not those of IT. Fiorano Software offers…

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