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  • Whirlpool whirls into Web services

    Posted May 23, 2006 - 9:08 am

    Whirlpool Corp. is whirling into Web services with the help of SAP AG. Whirlpool is currently testing SAP's Enterprise Services Architecture in two areas: a customer portal and a phone support system.
  • SOA Software to acquire Blue Titan

    Posted May 8, 2006 - 9:52 am

    There's more consolidation afoot among smaller SOA (service-oriented architecture) players with SOA Software Inc. due to formally announce the acquisition of Blue Titan Inc. Monday.
  • INTEROP: Siemens lays out SOA plans

    Posted May 1, 2006 - 10:06 am

    Siemens will announce its commitment to SOA at the Interop trade show in Las Vegas on Monday, revealing that it has already used SOA to create infrastructure software for enterprise IP communications.
  • Oracle lays out telecom service delivery platform

    Posted April 18, 2006 - 11:05 am

    Oracle Corp. made another move to target telecommunications providers Tuesday, unveiling plans for a telecom service delivery platform (SDP).
  • Red Hat, JBoss tie-up about SOA, stacks, reach

    Posted April 10, 2006 - 1:24 pm

    Red Hat Inc.'s planned purchase of JBoss Inc. will enable the Linux distribution company to more fully embrace SOA (service-oriented architecture) as well as expand its offerings of integrated software stacks, according to company executives Monday. For its part, open-source middleware vendor JBoss will gain access to Red Hat's worldwide channels to extend its global reach.
  • HP moves to integrate open source, commercial software

    Posted April 5, 2006 - 1:32 pm

    Hewlett-Packard Co. has introduced what it claims to be "industry first" offerings of hardware, software, and services to simplify the integration of open source and commercial software.
  • LogicBlaze's open-source SOA stack debuts

    Posted March 27, 2006 - 5:08 pm

    LogicBlaze Inc. took the wraps off its open-source Fuse SOA (service-oriented architecture) software stack Monday. The vendor also announced a tie-up with IBM Corp., one of the companies heavily pushing SOA, a way to create and manage IT systems through reusable software and services.
  • Lawson's ERP upgrade adds SOA capabilities

    Posted March 16, 2006 - 10:35 am

    Lawson Software Inc. has announced a new version of its ERP applications that includes SOA (services-oriented architecture) capabilities delivered through a middleware partnership with IBM Corp.
  • IBM gets closer to Cognos with global SOA alliance

    Posted March 7, 2006 - 2:48 pm

    IBM Corp. and analytics software vendor Cognos Inc. have signed a new global strategic alliance around service-oriented architecture (SOA), the companies announced Tuesday. The relationship builds on an already close partnership between the two firms to include more joint development, sales and marketing in the SOA space.
  • IBM sets up SOA hub in India

    Posted March 7, 2006 - 2:17 pm

    IBM Corp. has set up a global hub Bangalore, India, for the management and creation of replicable components based on SOA (service oriented architecture), according to a company executive.
  • SOAs simplify tech for Ontario gov't

    Posted March 6, 2006 - 2:40 am

    Transforming a puzzling patchwork of disjointed legacy applications to an integrated yet flexible suite may seem a daunting task. But it's a goal the Ontario government is well on its way to achieving thanks to its new SOA initiative.
  • Software AG unwraps SOA product suite

    Posted February 28, 2006 - 10:48 am

    Germany's Software AG is rolling out a set of products aimed at helping enterprises move their IT systems to a services-oriented architecture (SOA). The announcement comes as numerous suppliers of business applications, including SAP AG and Oracle Corp., champion SOA as a way for enterprises to make better use of assets locked up in legacy applications and reduce development costs by creating reusable software services.
  • HP plots SOA course for management software

    Posted February 28, 2006 - 9:59 am

    At HP's inaugural Asia-Pacific software forum this week, the company revealed its roadmap for its OpenView management suite, with a big emphasis on service oriented architectures and integration.
  • The SOA in IT Benchmark Report: What CIOs Should Know about How SOA Is Changing IT

    Posted February 22, 2006 - 4:50 pm

    Service-oriented architectures hold great promise for reducing IT costs through "faster and easier customization, integration, and deployment of IT capabilities," say the authors of a recent Aberdeen Group report. In fact, Aberdeen predicts that over the next 5 years, "the top Global 2000 organizations have a potential to save $53 billion from their IT budgets as a result of SOA reducing software implementation costs." Despite this, 41% of survey respondents cited "limited visibility for SOA value" as the top challenge to SOA adoption.

  • RSA: CA's 'Project SOA' tackles Web services security

    Posted February 14, 2006 - 6:24 pm

    CA Inc. is readying new software designed to help secure and manage systems using Web services software.
  • Sun updates portal server for 'Web 2.0'

    Posted December 16, 2005 - 10:37 am

    Sun announced on Thursday a new version of Java System Portal Server that will allow developers to offer collaborative and identity-based content through Web-based applications. The portal can be downloaded for free and used with Java Enterprise System, Solaris Enterprise System and Java Application Platform Suite.
  • SAP charges forward with SOA plans

    Posted December 8, 2005 - 6:08 pm

    SAP is blazing ahead with the next iteration of its NetWeaver technology and its Enterprise Services Architecture, even as most of its customers trail several technology generations behind the ERP giant.
  • SOA Software buys mainframe Web services platform

    Posted December 5, 2005 - 1:59 pm

    SOA Software Inc. has acquired a mainframe Web services development and deployment platform from Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. that it will add to its portfolio of Web services infrastructure software, SOA Software plans to announce on Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
  • Top vendors align on SOA programming model

    Posted December 1, 2005 - 9:15 pm

    A pack of top software vendors gathered Wednesday to unveil a new specification the companies hope will simplify application development within SOA environments.
  • CA puts SOA at the heart of Unicenter overhaul

    Posted November 15, 2005 - 12:04 pm

    CA is introducing a new integration platform in its latest Unicenter release, following the software industry trend in placing standards and services at the heart of its systems management suite.
  • HP updates application modernization services

    Posted November 10, 2005 - 11:54 am

    Hewlett Packard Co. is refreshing its portfolio of application modernization services, putting more emphasis on the incorporation or replacement of legacy applications within a service-oriented architecture (SOA), it announced Wednesday.The services can help businesses improve the return on legacy applications by identifying which ones to re-engineer or re-host, and which to replace or retire, according to Paul Evans, HP's worldwide director of application modernization services.
  • IBM acquires SOA hardware appliance vendor

    Posted October 20, 2005 - 2:37 pm

    In a bid to round out its SOA product portfolio, IBM has acquired Cambridge, MA-based DataPower Technology Inc. Robert LeBlanc, general manager of WebSphere at IBM, commented that the DataPower appliances will be used to improve the performance, security, and flow of business transactions through SOAs.
  • AmberPoint system offers SOA validation

    Posted September 27, 2005 - 1:26 pm

    AmberPoint's latest offering helps developers test services used by SOAs before deploying them into a real-world environment.
  • IBM fills out SOA product line

    Posted September 13, 2005 - 1:20 pm

    IBM Corp. introduced new products Tuesday that fill some gaps in its portfolio of software for integrating applications using the SOA (services oriented architecture) model.
  • The Rocky Path to SOA

    Posted August 23, 2005 - 10:24 am

    Forrester's free report takes an in-depth look at making an SOA investment, and notes that the biggest initial roadblock is just the confusion that surrounds it, created by vendors jockeying for position. Forrester outlines six paths to SOA, providing the caveat that your mileage may vary -- SOA isn't a cookie-cutter architecture. Nonetheless, an SOA strategy with focused objectives and a defined path will yield some business benefits in the long run.
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