Service-oriented architecture (SOA) news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals
  • Software AG goes SOA all the way

    Posted February 21, 2007 - 11:06 am

    As part of a new market strategy aimed at growth markets, business software vendor Software AG will focus on SOA (service-oriented architecture) products and services, and plans acquisitions to broaden its product portfolio and market share, company executives announced at a news conference Wednesday.
  • HP, SAP further cement ties around SOA

    Posted January 29, 2007 - 2:48 pm

    HP is offering more services supporting application vendor SAP's SOA approach to IT as part of the companies' increasingly close relationship. The services are designed to help very large global SAP customers as they migrate from older versions of the vendor's R/3 applications to the newer SOA-focused mySAP versions.
  • SOA Inflating CIO Pay

    Posted January 16, 2007 - 8:28 pm

    Want to move up? Talk your company into launching a SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) project. If SOA drives your department already, jump on that project.
  • IBM takes community approach to SOA

    Posted January 15, 2007 - 3:28 pm

    IBM Corp. Monday is due to officially announce the first two in a planned series of eight centers around the world designed to help build up local expertise in the service-oriented architecture (SOA) approach to IT development.
  • Insurance provider urges SOA flexibility

    Posted January 12, 2007 - 2:24 pm

    As more companies apply a service-oriented architecture approach to their IT systems, one user that became serious about its SOA deployment last year suggests its peers keep open minds about the new concept's possibilities.
  • SOA spat as vendors argue over neutrality

    Posted December 11, 2006 - 12:34 pm

    Business software rivals have started attacking one another's records on standards as they all release new SOA (service oriented architecture) platforms.
  • HP sets up SOA center in India

    Posted December 1, 2006 - 2:30 pm

    Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) has set up an SOA (service-oriented architecture) center in Bangalore, India, which will be one of five SOA centers run by HP worldwide.
  • Software AG: The XML - oops - SOA company

    Posted November 30, 2006 - 10:13 am

    Software AG has built a global customer base over 35 years by being an early mover in a couple of major technology trends. The company introduced one of the first databases, Adabas, in the 1970s, a platform-independent computer language, Natural, in the 1980s and an XML server, Tamino, in the 1990s. In this interview, Peter Kürpick, member of the Software AG executive board responsible for research and development, talked about the company's evolutionary move from XML servers and integration to new products and services needed to build an SOA infrastructure.
  • Users offer SOA advice: Start small

    Posted November 10, 2006 - 3:25 pm

    As more companies look to adopt a service-oriented architecture approach for their IT systems, users who've already forged ahead with SOA recommend beginning modestly.
  • BEA unveils latest SOA integration tools

    Posted November 7, 2006 - 8:22 am

    Middleware vendor BEA Systems Inc. has announced the first three members of its Enterprise Integration Portfolio (EIP), tools aimed at helping users at different stages of their SOA (service-oriented architecture) deployments.
  • IBM launches SOA development centers in India, China

    Posted October 31, 2006 - 9:36 am

    IBM Corp. is setting up development centers in Beijing and Pune, India that will focus on developing industry-specific SOA (service-oriented architecture) services to be reused across various customers.
  • Six steps to a successful SOA

    Posted October 4, 2006 - 4:22 pm

    Taking an organization through a service oriented architecture implementation is an evolving process which needs the right approach to succeed. These six critical steps will put you on a sound footing.
  • Microsoft offers ESB guidelines for SOAs

    Posted October 4, 2006 - 4:05 pm

    Microsoft Corp.has unveiled new guidelines for its partners on how to create an enterprise service bus (ESB) as part of a conference where it heralded the most viable, "real-world" approach to building SOAs (service-oriented architectures).
  • IBM moves to close gaps in SOA offerings

    Posted October 3, 2006 - 12:42 pm

    IBM Corp. is filling holes in its SOA (service-oriented architecture) product line-up, notably in the areas of business process management and industry-specific services.
  • BEA offers glimpse of upcoming WorkSpace 360 tool

    Posted September 29, 2006 - 8:45 am

    BEA Systems Inc. this week offered a rare glimpse of its upcoming SOA (service-oriented architecture) tool set, called WorkSpace 360, with a demonstration of a prototype tool currently under development.
  • Open-source projects out of sync with users

    Posted September 28, 2006 - 3:22 pm

    The open-source community doesn't always deliver software that customers want, according to Rob Levy, executive vice president and chief technology officer of BEA Systems Inc.
  • Red Hat announces JBoss bundle

    Posted September 19, 2006 - 4:06 pm

    Red Hat has just announced the first tangible fruits of its acquisition of middleware vendor JBoss, which it bought in April this year, in the form of the Red Hat Application Stack.
  • Sun, Accenture team up on identity-enabled SOA

    Posted September 13, 2006 - 10:51 am

    Sun Microsystems Inc. and global management consulting and outsourcing firm Accenture Ltd. are expanding their existing relationship to cover joint development work around identity-enabling, service-oriented architecture (SOA) and composite applications.
  • WebMethods makes Infravio its second recent SOA buy

    Posted September 11, 2006 - 10:34 am

    Business integration suite vendor WebMethods Inc. is on the acquisition trail again, this time looking to pick up expertise in SOA (service-oriented architecture) governance through the planned purchase of Infravio Inc.
  • Analyst cuts through the hype around SOA, smartcards

    Posted September 7, 2006 - 1:25 pm

    Ovum Ltd. Research Director Gary Barnett this week warned IT managers about committing to the nirvana of utility computing. Despite all the hype, Barnett said there is still no real pricing model for this "concept" with vendors "making it up" as they go along.
  • Lack of awareness stalling SOA uptake in Asia

    Posted September 5, 2006 - 8:34 am

    Despite all the hype surrounding service-oriented architecture (SOA), Australian IT executives are still grappling with this new concept and struggling to understand how it fits within their enterprise.
  • WebMethods looks to Cerebra for SOA boost

    Posted August 21, 2006 - 10:57 am

    WebMethods Inc. is adding Cerebra Inc.'s semantic metadata management technology to its business integration suite in order to stand out in the crowded service-oriented architecture (SOA) software market.
  • IBM to acquire FileNet for $1.6 billion

    Posted August 10, 2006 - 9:19 am

    IBM Corp. continued its run of SOA-related acquisitions Thursday, agreeing to buy business process and enterprise content management specialist FileNet Corp. for about $1.6 billion in cash.
  • IBM's mega buying spree

    Posted August 7, 2006 - 1:10 pm

    IBM Corp. opened its wallet last Wednesday and acquired Webify Solutions Inc., a privately held startup that specializes in industry-specific software and services for SOA development and deployment. A day later, the shopaholic whipped out the gold card, agreeing to acquire industrial asset and service management company MRO Software Inc. for a cool $740 million in cash.
  • IBM determined to evolve mainframe into SOA server

    Posted August 7, 2006 - 10:31 am

    As more and more companies adopt service-oriented architecture (SOA), IBM plans to evolve its mainframes into SOA servers and recently bared new software and developer plans to achieve this goal.

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