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Content is information that is intended for human consumption, as opposed to "data," which are information intended for machine or system use. At times, we use other words such as knowledge, semantics, and intellectual assets to describe content. What differentiates human-oriented cont...
Are implementations of Web Services simply "old wine in new bottles," with interfaces every bit as brittle and tightly-coupled as in the past, or are they really implementing Service-Oriented Integration among Services at many levels of granularity? Clearly, "Web Services Integration" ...
Over the past two years, governments around the world have caught the enterprise architecture and SOA fever. This is especially the case in the US Federal Government, where a number of regulations, EA frameworks, and major spending initiatives are all pointing towards continued and las...
Visual representations of Services, as well as the composition and consumption of those Services, are becoming the key to many SOA success stories. Without a visual component you can show business users, SOA becomes abstruse; furthermore, as organizations leverage Web 2.0 principles to...
Look in the network closet in any good-sized company today and you’ll find a wide assortment of network gear: firewalls, switches, gateways, routers, hubs, bridges, the list goes on and on. Each of these devices essentially either directs or secures the packets that form the automobile...
There’s nothing more that architects love to do than argue about definitions. If you ever find yourself with idle time in a room of architects, try asking for a definition of “Service” or “architecture” and see what sort of creative melee you can start. That being said, definitions are...
Now that Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is finally becoming mainstream, an increasing number of people are asking us what comes after SOA. If SOA is one step in the evolution of distributed computing, the reasoning goes, then something is bound to be next in line. Furthermore, jus...
ZapThink frequently talks about how Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) provides significant benefits to enterprises by virtue of the ability to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of integration and enable business agility. It is apparent that companies in many industries are ...
As XML becomes ubiquitous throughout the enterprise, it increasingly taxes the systems that must deal with it. Even though there are a wide range of hardware and software solutions coming to market that aim to alleviate XML's performance bottlenecks (See ZapThink's XML Proxies Report),...
Reducing the cost of IT management is one of the primary pressures for most organizations. One of the most common ways to reduce such costs is to enable the reuse of applications that developers have already created and configured for the enterprise. In the past decade, especially in t...
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) presents a challenge to software marketing people like none other in recent history. On the one hand, SOA has been the top enterprise software bandwagon to jump on for the last four years or so, but on the other hand, many vendors have struggled to t...
ZapThink considers the SOA business case as an essential SOA artifact. Architects must have a clear picture of the business motivations for SOA, not only at the beginning of the initiative, but also as the architecture rolls out. Nevertheless, there is still frequently a disconnect bet...
Loose coupling presents architectural challenges that are at the heart of planning and implementing the SOA infrastructure. Building the Service abstraction presents a simplified representation to the business but requires additional efforts under the covers to make that abstraction a ...
As we predicted earlier in the year, cloud computing is starting to take hold, especially if you believe the marketing literature of vendors and consulting firms. Yet, we are seeing an increasing number of Cloud success stories, ranging from simplistic consumption of utility Services a...
FedEx has built a private cloud using Appistry, an early pioneer in cloud computing, and its CloudIQ application platform. Like most folks, FedEx integrated the cloud into its development and testing environment first to shorten test and deployment times and save money. According...
Ever since ZapThink coined the term "Service Oriented Integration" (SOI) back in 2002, there's been unceasing confusion on just how Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and integration relate to one another. Several recent blog posts have refocused attention on this confusion, including...
“SOA serves as the foundation for the move into the cloud,” stated Dr. Kareem Yusuf, Director Product Management, WebSphere Software, IBM in his keynote at SOA World Conference & Expo in NYC Tuesday. “What are the characteristics of the cloud?” Dr Yusuf then asked. Shared infrastructur...
Virtual Iron reportedly had 2,000-3,000 customers worldwide, according to what the Register's heard - including the FBI and Lackland Air Force Base in Texas and of course it's promising continued support from the support staff it's retained with the acquisition. It's legally obligated ...
At the 15th International SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East, which opened Monday in New York City, Sean Valcamp discussed how in today’s business world, measuring your success is a must especially in our current economic climate. It’s something we do as individuals, teams, and comp...
Will the cloud succumb to the same short-sighted, market pressure that doomed the ASP model and still plagues SaaS approaches? It’s not up to vendors to answer this question. It’s up to you … the enterprise architect.
The concept of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has been around for a long time, and some people believe it has not fulfilled its promise. To the contrary, SOA is well on its way to fulfilling its promise and the rise of cloud computing infrastructure is an important step in this p...
How can you effectively send mass permission-based email at scale? That’s the question Bryan Wade, Director, Channel Partnerships for ExactTarget, tackled head-on in this session at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo 2009 East. Sending and tracking the impact of messages sent at massive...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Intel was named "Gold Sponsor" of the upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East. The 15th International SOA World Conference will take place June 22-23, 2009, in New York City. Intel’s SOA Products Group offers SOA Expressway – a soft appliance ...
Opera Software, the nettlesome little Norwegian browser company responsible for Microsoft's current antitrust miseries with the European Commission, says it's "reinvented the web." Actually it's more a stab at reinventing the browser to make it more of the platform Netscape threatened ...
Discover the benefits of cloud computing. In this session at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo 2009 East, Freedom OSS’s Max Yankelevich provided an overview of barriers that prevent mid-sized and large enterprises from fully realizing the benefits of Cloud Computing and how to overcome...
Last year Wind River, the embedded OS maven soon to become an Intel outpost, said it would get in the virtualization game and beta tested a hypervisor. Tuesday the Wind River Hypervisor came out. It was described as key to the way the company deals with the multi-core processors ...
Do You Know Where Your Data Center Is? If multimillion-dollar data centers are getting their own set of wheels and winding up in containers, it might be a good idea to tabs on them. Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin company, has come up with what it says is the first asset and shipmen...
From tomorrow Cloud Computing and Virtualization are going to be center stage, 18-19 May, at the Prague Hilton as the Czech Republic plays host to Cloud Computing Expo Europe 2009, co-located with Virtualization Conference Europe 2009 - the first conference outside the USA in SYS-CON's...
If you’re tiring of the vanilla look and feel of Google and Zoho applications, take a look at the new eazybusiness offering. The applications include email, document management, time and attendance, web meeting, invoicing, inventory management and sales force management. eazybusiness a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SSH Communications Security is to present at next week's Virtualization Conference Europe 2009 (www.virtualization-europe.com) May 18-19, 2009, in Prague, Czech Republic, the first industry-leading international combined Cloud Computing & Virtualizat...
SYS-CON Events announced today that 3Tera was named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's first Cloud Expo Europe 2009 (http://www.cloudexpo-europe.com) colocated with the first annual Virtualization Conference Europe (http://www.virtualization-europe.com), which will take place on May 18-19, 20...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Jeremy Deane, Technical Architect of Collaborative Consulting, will be presenting at the upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East (www.soaworld2009.com) June 22-23, 2009, in New York City. His session will be entitled "Resource-Oriented Enterpr...
For many people, even entire organizations, the approach to education seems to be along the lines of learning facts, figures, details, tools and standards. This results in a shallow understanding of both the business problem and the new Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) strategies av...
The theme of the Virtualization Conference Europe 2009, to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on May 18-19, 2009, is 'Deploying Virtualization in the Enterprise.' The Call for Papers, which closes March 15, welcomes submissions from exceptional speakers with high-quality use cases not ...
FreedomOSS brings an elaborate expertise in Cloud Computing and SOA to your business. As a services organization, Frredom OSS collaborates with customers to design a SOA blueprint coupled with Cloud Computing solution to fit the customer's needs. When you have a SOA problem and a solut...
Aria Systems is the leading provider of subscription billing solutions and offers the only "monetization platform" encompassing the full spectrum of Billing and Customer Lifecycle Management services. The A+ Billing Platform offers clients the on-demand billing industry's most flexible...
SYS-CON Events announced today that leading Virtualization, SOA, and Cloud Computing technology provider Mosso was named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, colocated with 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, March 30 - Apri...
SYS-CON Events announced today that he world's leading provider of information storage systems, software, networks, and services EMC will exhibit at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (http://cloudcomputingexpo.com/), which will take place on March 30-April 1...
AppSense is the leading provider of user environment management solutions for the enterprise. User environment management enables the configuration and personalization of virtual, standard desktops by treating user specific data as a separate layer of the desktop. This user layer is ap...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global cloud computing provider IBM was named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (http://cloudcomputingexpo.com/), which will take place on March 30-April 1, 2009, in New York City. The eve...