XML & Web Services Security
Security is the immediate roadblock facing widespread implementation of Web Services technologies across the enterprise. As a result, many software vendors are throwing their hat into the XML and Web Services security ring, offering a broad and confusing number of solutions to a variety of real and perceived problems. However, much of this effort amounts to jostling for defensible market positioning ahead of a solid demand for enterprise-class XML and Web Security products and services. As a result, ZapThink believes that the emerging market for XML and Web Services security solutions will be characterized by a period of turbulence, as companies struggle to clarify their messages and shake the kinks out of their product offerings.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $1495[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Coherity
Current aggregation infrastructures are good at integrating different data sources as long as there is a common subset, but the problem is what do you do with the incremental exchanges shared across more than one data source, but not all? Coherity solves this problem through their Adaptive Information Integration Suite consisting of a Native XML Data store, Coherity XML Database (CXD), and a CRM-focused integration application called Coherity Integrated Customer Care (ICC). The system enables transparent data and data model exchange by accommodating data structure variations that inevitably occur when aggregating data from multiple application sources.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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SOA Consulting
Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs) represent an evolutionary approach to distributed computing that promises a flexible IT environment that leads to business agility. As companies look to leverage the business advantages of Web Services to address strategic business needs, they are increasingly looking to build SOAs. However, SOAs require special skills and expertise. When companies do not have such skills in-house, they turn to consultants, system integrators, and other professional services organizations. The movement to SOAs present both opportunities and threats to consulting firms: on the one hand, there will be an increased demand for architectural consulting, business process consulting and the implementation tasks associated with building SOAs. On the other hand, as SOAs take hold and Service-oriented process solutions supplant integration solutions, the market for system integration will dry up, requiring system integrators to change their business focus. This report analyzes the market for SOA within professional services organizations from three…

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ZapNote: PRAJA
In this information-overload, rapid-fire environment of informed decision making, business users of all types need the ability to quickly assimilate information from a wide range of data sources, develop business insights from this information, monitor and react to the changing business environment, and create and disseminate new ideas and initiatives throughout the enterprise. Continual Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) solutions allow users to be interactively informed of information in an event-driven manner. Through its ExperienceWare application suite, PRAJA provides a robust, patented Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) solution and development platform that organizes content around events and contextually organizes vast amounts of structured and unstructured data in a unified, context-aware view.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Xaware
Efforts to "XML enable" the enterprise will be slowed by efforts to extract and manipulate these data sources. In addition, there has been a long sought-after goal of aggregating data from disparate data sources and providing a single interface for querying and retrieval of results. XAware applies an XML front-end to legacy data and thus abstracts interface and application integration requirements with end sources of data.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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ZapNote: UDICo
While real-time message-based architectures are great for distributing on-line transactions, however its capability for handling high volume loads comes into question. One of the vendors solving this problem is the Universal Data Interface Company (UDICo). Their product, TierBroker, can process large volumes of data using a mechanism that creates middleware that connects directly to data sources and exposes them as Web Services to end clients in a small footprint that can be embedded in Excel and Word applications. The product can talk to XML as well as non-XML systems, message-oriented middleware systems including MQSeries and TIBCO, or other systems using SOAP over HTTP.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/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: Altova
While previous versions of Altova’s XML Spy product were focused on serving solely the needs of XML developers, the new version of the product adds a new market — XML content creators and users. The Austrian company hopes to bring XML spy from developer-focused IDE to a comprehensive product line that covers two major markets: developers and non-technical content users.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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