ZapNote: Flamenco Networks
While a lot of effort and emphasis has been placed on the development of Web Services standards and specifications, there are a number of cross-platform and cross-organization implementation issues associated with actually putting Web Services technologies to use. Flamenco Networks has unveiled a three-layered approach to Web Services connection provisioning, optimized SOAP communications, and value-added network services. The system provides a means to automate Web Service roll out, synchronize infrastructure configuration, and provide value-added services in the form of third-party non-repudiation, service level agreements, secure and reliable delivery, and ongoing management of the Web Services network.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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ZapNote: IONA
The idea of Service-Oriented Integration (SOI) quite simple: rather than requiring systems to understand the details of a system in order to extract information, we can merely expose that system as a service and make queries to the service to meet our needs. SOI is merging different integration paradigms into a single solution set: integration between devices (from handhelds to mainframes), applications (such as Great Plains, SAP, and Siebel), B2B integration, and traditional EAI. IONA has released a platform known as the Orbix End-to-Anywhere (E2A) Web Services Integration Platform that sets the context for a very wide set of products covering the widest range of functionality in an SOI environment. [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Epicentric
Portals are being used to provide access to content sources or applications such as Siebel and SAP, and enable a common composite application that is accessible via a web browser-based interface. There is a strong intersection with this application-centric use of portals and what is going on with Web Services. Portals provide a compelling means for application delivery of Web Services in a familiar development and management environment. Epicentric has produced a number of advanced products and services to address this capability, and has championed the development of XML-based formats for specification of presentation-layer interfaces for Web Services.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Jabber
Initially created as an open-source Instant Messaging (IM) platform, Jabber’s XMPP protocol has emerged as a general protocol for streaming XML data and Web Services. Offered as an alternative to HTTP, SMTP, and FTP, Jabber provides value in making Web Services more reliable and scalable. It also offers a compelling solution for those interested in a peer-to-peer (P2P) communications format, although the protocol isn’t a P2P protocol per se.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Cape Clear
Cape Clear’s main goal is to create a platform for the development and deployment of Web Services that includes basic infrastructure and features that simplify the process of getting up and running Web Services quickly. The system allows people to take their existing investment in EJB and CORBA business logic and present them to the outside world as web services.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Commerce.Net
While there no doubt are more than a handful of XML-based eBusiness and e-Commerce specifications, OBI differentiates itself by focusing on the business processes and data sets required to support catalog, configurator, and other e-Procurement transactions expressed in ANSI x12, UN/EDIFACT 96A and XML. The OBI specification facilitates Internet-based transactions between trading partners, particularly with key contracted suppliers of commodity goods and services. The standard specifically targets the transactions of indirect materials, including maintenance, repair, operations (MRO) materials, and office and laboratory supplies.[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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