XML, Web Services & Service-Oriented Architectures Competitive Landscape
This interactive session will explore the emerging XML, Web Services and Service-Oriented Architecture markets and help attendees understand how various vendors are positioning their products and services. Starting first with definitions of the Web Services and SOA markets, the instructors will discuss a roadmap to SOA adoption that can guide an enterprise through its XML, Web Services, and SOA projects. Attendees will learn which current business requirements are addressed by Web Services and SOA solutions, what products are on the market today that can help you with your Web Services and SOA initiatives and what steps should be taken by a company to build an SOA. Key Issues: Exploration of the different market segments for Web Services and Service-Oriented Architectures The roadmap for Web Services and SOA adoption Key vendor solutions for each Web Services and…

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ZapThink Recognizes Forward-Thinking Vendors as "ZapThought Leaders" of XML, Web Services, and Service Orientation
ZapThink Recognizes Forward-Thinking Vendors as “ZapThought Leaders” of XML, Web Services, and Service Orientation ZapThought Leadership program headlines major expansion of ZapThink’s services WALTHAM, MA, September 2, 2003 — Actional Corporation, Ascential Software (NASDAQ: ASCL), Digital Evolution, Flamenco Networks, Infravio, Netegrity (NASDAQ: NETE), Raining Data (NASDAQ: RDTA), Reactivity, Sonic Software, Swingtide, and Westbridge Technology are among the software vendors recognized as “ZapThought Leaders” by ZapThink LLC, the leading industry analyst firm with research focused on XML, Web Services, and Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs). “To be recognized as a ZapThought Leader, a vendor must be dedicated to helping their customers understand how to use XML, Web Services and SOAs to meet their business needs,” said Jason Bloomberg, Senior Analyst, ZapThink. “We are pleased to recognize so many outstanding vendors as ZapThought Leaders, ” said Ron Schmelzer, Senior Analyst, ZapThink. “The fact that these vendors are committed to helping their…

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Service-Oriented Process: Thinking About Processes Before Services
When people are first exposed to a new technology, their first urge is to apply yesterday’s approaches, theories, and concepts to that new technology. It is only natural, of course, to think of new technologies the way that one traditionally thought of the old technology that it might be replacing, because there is simply no experience yet with how the new technology can be best applied. Every technology goes through this “horseless carriage” phase of technology adoption, so named because when the automobile first came out, people inappropriately applied their knowledge of how to build and use horse carriages to automobiles. However, at some point, some smart individuals or groups realize that the new technology doesn’t need to follow the same path as the old one, and the true benefits of the technology can finally be realized. This is when the market for that product really takes off.

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