ZapThink and Excel Partner Launch SOA-Focused Architect Resource and Placement Offering
Baltimore, MD and Montvale, NJ (PRWEB) January 26, 2007 — Focusing on the chronic shortage of Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) professionals, ZapThink and Excel Partner today announced the formal release of the Architect Resource Center (ARC), an online and consultative service aimed at helping enterprises locate and fill EA and SOA resource needs and expanding the opportunities for capable architects. ZapThink, the industry’s foremost experts and advisers in the field of SOA, joins with Excel Partner, a leading executive search and staffing firm that specializes in SOA to provide a dependable source for qualified Enterprise Architects having an SOA background. The ARC provides an online means for companies to identify potential architect candidates and discuss their resource needs with knowledgeable SOA and EA staffing experts. Excel Partner fulfills the requirement by applying each organization’s complementary strengths in skills assessment and candidate recruitment to optimally satisfy those needs…

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Tidal Software Intersperse: Deep, Real-Time Management for SOA
The greatest challenge to managing Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementations is that managing the Services is only the tip of the iceberg–for true SOA management, a tool must manage all aspects of the underlying infrastructure as well. With their focus on the inner workings of Java application servers as well as .NET-based implementations, Tidal Software’s Intersperse Manager is able to rise to this SOA management challenge by offering a distributed, production management solution that provides whole-system visibility and real-time control over an enterprise’s Service-oriented application environments. By managing and monitoring up and down the application stack and across integrated business applications, Intersperse Manager delivers increased system performance and availability for the SOA implementation.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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The SOA Forecast for 2007
For those in the United States, 2007 has started out with a bang — two major snow storms in the Rocky Mountains and a persistent warm front that’s keeping the entire East Coast in unusually warm weather for this time of year. Even more so, it’s football season in the US and both the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens are in the playoffs — the two teams representing ZapThink’s two office locations. Of course, speaking metaphorically, with regards to SOA, 2006 ended with a bang and 2007 is already showing considerable warmth and competitive vigor. ZapThink has seen SOA take off even more aggressively than we anticipated at the beginning of 2006, and all indications show that SOA strength will be further reinforced and expanded in 2007 to many corners of the IT environment, throughout the world and in many different industries. And so, during this season of sultry…

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The SOA Management Landscape
As organizations progress with their Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) initiatives, they soon realize that implementing SOA is a broader endeavor than simply creating Web Services interfaces. As SOA implementations mature, companies find that Service-oriented best practices apply to not only how business leverages IT to meet its goals, but also how IT itself operates. As a result, managing a SOA implementation becomes a mult-faceted task, as the IT services and business services that IT Service Management and Business Service Management deal with, respectively, come under the purview of SOA management. Understanding the notion of “service” in this broader context, as well as the role of management within the context of SOA, are critical skills for Enterprise Architects, network operations personnel, and others within the organization responsible for the success of their SOA initiatives, and the benefits the business receives from their IT investments.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to…

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The Nuts & Bolts of SOA
Key roadblocks and challenges you will face in implementing Web Services and SOA projects, and ways to surmount those challenges. How to build acceptance for an SOA pilot project How to assemble an SOA project team How to build successful SOA projects by implementing key emerging best practices and techniques. How to select a consulting partner for your SOA initiative What are the critical components of SOA This presentation was given as part of a full-day seminar for Tarantell in Oslo, Norway on Nov. 16, 2006. 46-slide PowerPoint in pdf format.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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SOA Software: Expanding the Breadth of SOA Infrastructure
Throughout the past year, the pace of SOA adoption has continued to accelerate among organizations of all sizes, industries, and geographies. In 2006, companies increasingly funded solutions to business problems that benefited from a Service-oriented approach, and some of those firms have already started to see significant returns. Despite this increasing success with SOA, many organizations still lack the knowledge of what a complete infrastructure for SOA is, and how to properly evaluate technical solutions to the various challenges of SOA. While there are many SOA point-solution vendors now that have competitive and valuable offerings, as well as large IT vendors who are also building complete SOA offerings, what differentiates SOA Software in its approach is that it is the only pure-play SOA vendor that focuses on providing complete SOA infrastructure solution. SOA Software offers a complete SOA infrastructure product set addressing Enterprise SOA, Legacy and B2B Web services…

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Building the SOA Infrastructure
Presentaion #5 in ZapThink’s “Implementing the SOA Roadmap” curriculum. This presentation covers the core infrastructure issues for SOA, including XML infrastructure, security, management, governance, and intermediaries.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Presentations from ZapThink’s Fifth SOA Practitioner’s Forum in Geneva, Switzerland
In this ZIP file, you will find the collection of presentations from ZapThink’s Fifth SOA Practitioner’s Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Presentations include: Fundamental SOA Concepts – Ronald Schmelzer, ZapThink [E] SOA, Business Process, and BPM – Jean-Paul de Vooght, CTP [E] Real implementation cases of SOA – Malhar Kamdar, BEA [F] The ESB as SOA Infrastructure: Controlling SOA at Runtime – Claus Thoden, BEA [E] Measuring SOA Maturity and the Platform – Xavier Fournier-Morel, SQLi [F] Enterprise Web 2.0 – David McFarlane, Nexaweb [E] How to move your Legacy Host to SOA – Ido Hardonag, NetManage [E] SOA Architectural Deep Dive – Ron Schmelzer, ZapThink [E] The download is about 11 Megabytes, and you need to provide your permission to share contact information with event sponsors to download this file.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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