ZapNote: AmberPoint
AmberPoint’s Web Services management solution helps companies transform their Web Services-based systems into enterprise-class, production-ready Service oriented architectures by providing applications for Web Services monitoring, security, and ease of implementation. AmberPoint takes a non-invasive approach to Web Services management that runs either in a J2EE server or on the .NET framework, or as a platform-independent application running in standalone mode as an agent on the network. AmberPoint’s clear product roadmap, solid technical and management teams, adequate funding, and increasing visibility in the marketplace make them a key player in the Web Services management space.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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Lowering IT Total Cost of Ownership with Web Services
IT managers realize that attempts to lower the total cost of ownership of IT investments can be an error-prone, risky endeavor. Today’s business and technology environments are simply too dynamic and unpredictable to make accurate calculations of IT TCO. Companies need an approach to technology that reduces the risks inherent in these changing landscapes–an approach that can help them leverage change to their best advantage. Web Services open the door to this new approach to technology. Companies that build centrally managed, loosely coupled Service-oriented architectures with Web Services can achieve the business agility that provides the key to reducing IT TCO in an ever-changing business world.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Why Service-Oriented Management?
Web Services management applications help companies manage the systems and applications that underlie their Web Services implementations. More importantly, many of these products provide the critical infrastructure necessary for companies to encapsulate and compose their fine-grained, atomic Web Services into coarse-grained business Services that comprise a Service-Oriented Architecture. Such products are what ZapThink calls Service-oriented management applications. We believe that Service-oriented management will be vitally important to companies in the coming months, but explaining exactly why we believe so involves a five step argument. This ZapFlash connects the dots from fundamental business drivers to the need for Service-oriented management in five simple steps. Step #1: The Fundamental Business Driver Facing Companies Today is Business Agility Business agility is the ability for businesses to proactively manage change and use changing business environments to their advantage. Change comes in many forms: changes in the marketplace, in…

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Service-Oriented Management
Key Findings: Web Services management (WSM) software is software that helps companies manage the systems and applications that underlie their Web Services. Service-oriented management (SOM) software is software that supports the development and execution of a Service-oriented architecture. By 2007, 60% of the total system management market will consist of large vendors who offer SOM solutions, and a full 75% of the system management market (both small and large vendors) will be SOM-enabled. The market for Service-Oriented Management is expected to grow from $30 million in 2002 to $9.2 Billion by 2007. Web Services Management solutions bridge the gap between the underlying systems and the Services that run on top of them. Starting in mid-2004, the large system management vendors will begin to dominate the SOM space, to the extent that the SOM point solutions segment of the market will reach its maximum in 2005. Table of Contents: I. Report…

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