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  • 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.
  • IBM's bid to acquire MRO driven by SOA desire

    Posted August 3, 2006 - 1:55 pm

    A day after making its third SOA (service-oriented architecture) acquisition, IBM Corp. was at it again Thursday. IBM announced plans to buy industrial asset management software vendor MRO Software Inc. for about $740 million in large part to help it develop repeatable services based on SOAs.
  • IBM makes third SOA buy with Webify purchase

    Posted August 2, 2006 - 10:00 am

    IBM Corp. has made its third purchase in the SOA (service-oriented architecture) technology space, buying Webify Solutions Inc., the company announced Wednesday.
  • Oracle, SAP, IBM ramp up efforts on SOA specifications

    Posted July 26, 2006 - 3:37 pm

    An alliance of leading software vendors Wednesday announced progress on specifications to define a language-neutral programming model for application development within SOA (service-oriented architecture) environments.
  • Funds manager moves to SOA

    Posted July 18, 2006 - 8:37 am

    A specialist mortgage trust manager in Australia, LM Investment Management Ltd. (LM) has completed a system upgrade which includes making the transition to service oriented architecture (SOA).
  • Aussie aircraft company moves from VAX to Linux

    Posted July 13, 2006 - 7:00 pm

    Hawker de Havilland, the Australian arm of aircraft engineering giant Boeing, will retire its 30-year-old VAX system in favor of its new Linux-based environment in the manufacture of parts for the company's next-generation 787 jets.
  • SOA lacks fizz for mainstream uptake

    Posted June 6, 2006 - 4:58 pm

    A lack of robust support from development tools is hampering service oriented architecture (SOA) adoption and implementations in Australian enterprises.
  • 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).
  • Take steady, balanced approach to SOA

    Posted April 13, 2006 - 5:05 pm

    Helvetia Patria started down the path six years ago to what is now being called SOA. At that time, the company wanted to create a new Internet-based platform that it called eBusiness Center. The platform would bring together the firm's legacy, proprietary and open-source software together in a "loosely coupled integration" based around open standards. This is the tale of their journey.
  • 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.
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