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: 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: Attunity
Service-oriented Integration (SOI) provides an “arms-length” means for systems to simply expose their interfaces while abstracting their internal processes, thus simplifying integration. Attunity has a compelling set of solutions for facilitating the creation of SOI-enabled systems and simplifying integration challenges within organizations. Attunity seeks to expose a wide variety of data sources including custom and legacy systems as services that are used a step in automating business processes both within and external to the organization. Attunity Service Oriented Integration…

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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: SEAGULL Software
The vast majority of legacy applications are isolated from the Internet, and none of these legacy systems were designed for the Web’s user experience. As a result, a variety of technologies have been developed to extend these systems. SEAGULL’s Transidiom product provides a unique, non-invasive solution that leaves legacy applications unaltered while complimenting existing investments in EAI, middleware, and Web application platforms. The system can create a composite application, capture and publish legacy business processes as Web Services.[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: Nimble Technology
Nimble has released the Nimble Integration Suite, which is aimed at solving the problem of using single queries to access multiple data stores and return the result in a single, manageable result using and XML-based mediated view of information. This solution provides an interesting approach that solves Enterprise and data integration challenges.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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