Service-oriented architecture (SOA) news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals
  • 75 percent of European developers expect to develop SOAs in 2005

    Posted January 25, 2005 - 5:52 pm

    In a survey of more than 1000 European developers, Evans Data Corp. found that nearly 75% are currently developing or are planning to develop SOAs in 2005. The survey also found that complexity fears are the biggest barrier to SOA adoption.
  • Microsoft CRM moving to services-oriented architecture

    Posted January 14, 2005 - 11:44 am

    Microsoft's next generation CRM product will be rebuilt around a service-oriented architecture - a move that will make customers' environments more flexible, says a company spokesman.
  • Jumping on the SOA bandwagon

    Posted December 30, 2004 - 12:12 pm

    It seems like just about every company with a middleware or app server product is positioning itself in the service-oriented architecture (SOA) market. Find out how much of this buzz is justified - and how many SOA offerings are just old wine in new bottles.
  • Web services to dominate enterprise application integration

    Posted December 9, 2004 - 10:10 pm

    Key findings of Evans Data Corp.'s Fall 2004 Web Services/SOA Development Survey: 40% of Web services developers believe that Web services lessens the need for EAI; 60% said that Web services can help lower the cost of EAI implementations; 20% said the biggest hurdle for Web services is interfacing with legacy code.
  • SOA framed for key verticals

    Posted November 12, 2004 - 2:55 pm

    BEA Systems has developed frameworks aimed at helping customers in the financial services, manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, logistics and government markets plan for service-oriented architectures.
  • IBM unveils SOA management services

    Posted November 4, 2004 - 4:23 pm

    IBM's newly announced SOA Management Practice was created to help enterprises make the move to a service-oriented architecture. "The major concern we are hearing is the need to make certain that the management capability being deployed now support their needs as customers scale to an enterprise-wide SOA that extends to customers, partners and suppliers,
  • Making sense of service-oriented architectures

    Posted October 26, 2004 - 3:26 pm

    SOA is an acronym we've all heard plenty about, but just how "revolutionary" is it and what exactly does it mean? This article lays it out in plain English.
  • All roads lead to SOA

    Posted October 21, 2004 - 2:19 pm

    The Gartner Symposium ITxpo was humming with all the buzzwords of the day but none buzzed quite so loudly as service-oriented architectures (SOAs), which Gartner analysts say most companies will adopt by 2007 - at least for new applications.
  • Actional, Westbridge merge for Web services

    Posted October 18, 2004 - 3:46 pm

    Two prominent Web services-based companies - Actional, which focuses on management, and Westbridge, which focuses on security - are merging. The new company plans to concentrate on "SOA enablement."
  • BEA stays the course on service-oriented architectures

    Posted October 11, 2004 - 2:57 pm

    With IBM close on its heels in the SOA race and despite the recent departures of Chief Architect Adam Bosworth and CTO Scott Dietzen, BEA is pushing ahead with its SOA plans for the next major release of the WebLogic application platform.
  • Survey: SOA prominent on 2005 budgets

    Posted October 8, 2004 - 2:23 pm

    A recent Yankee Group survey of enterprise buyers found that 75% plan to put money into service-oriented architectures (SOAs) in 2005, with the biggest investments coming from the telemcom, manufacturing, financial services, and health care markets. "A lot of companies are considering applications that support SOA. We were taken aback by how bullish they were," said the report's author.
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