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  • Programming for Cloud Computing: What's Different

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Web developers who want to (or must) embrace cloud computing need to learn more than a few new tools. Experts explain the skills you need to hone.
  • Shrink your IT infrastructure costs

    Posted September 8, 2010 - 4:20 pm

    According to a Software AG study, 83% of IT directors polled said they will use SOA to cut costs and 40% said they planned to implement SOA governance in the next year.
  • How the Cloud, Mobile Devices Affect Application Strategy

    Posted September 8, 2010 - 4:14 pm

    Delivering applications on any device -- whether desktops or smartphones -- and from any location calls for rethinking your enterprise architecture.
  • HTML5 raises new security issues

    Posted August 20, 2010 - 1:30 pm

    As HTML5 enhances the Web, so too will it bring new vulnerabilities, security experts warn
  • SOA projects need reviewing for success: analyst

    Posted August 5, 2010 - 11:13 am

    Project reviews coupled with a greater understanding of SOA deployment is vital if systems integration is to be successful.
  • Don't confuse SOA with cloud: Gartner

    Posted July 29, 2010 - 2:26 pm

    Business doing service-oriented architecture (SOA) for better IT management shouldn’t assume they will automatically be ready for cloud computing, says a Gartner software analyst.
  • Don't Just Build Business-IT Alignment, Map It

    Posted July 28, 2010 - 3:27 pm

    Forrester Research shares six steps to follow as you create and use a capability map.
  • Oracle announces service bus for SOA

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 8:34 pm

    The Oracle Service Bus 11g helps turn complex architectures into flexible application networks and provides caching and governance
  • Census Bureau counting heads in the cloud

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    Web-based apps and infrastructure-as-a-service are a hit for 2010 Census
  • WSO2 adds rules server to SOA platform

    Posted June 30, 2010 - 3:15 pm

    Technology is based on the Drools business rules management system
  • Best-of-breed or integrated suite? 10 questions to consider

    Posted June 30, 2010 - 12:33 pm

    The best-of-breed vs. integrated suite battle has been ongoing since integrated enterprise resource planning software first came on the scene. In the early days, buyers were forced to choose between stand-alone systems that performed one function very well (e.g., accounting, production planning) or one integrated system that offered modules for each function, but with varying degrees of functional depth.
  • Shaklee CIO goes "all in" to the cloud

    Posted June 16, 2010 - 10:41 am

    CIO Ken Harris believes the cloud can be a good fit for almost any application.
  • Is Software AG a good fit for SAP?

    Posted June 10, 2010 - 4:14 pm

    Some tech industry rumors have an extra-long life, and the one about SAP buying middleware vendor Software AG got an extension this week following public comments by top leaders of both companies.
  • Architectural Principles for usage of SAP PI in a SOA environment

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 3:53 pm

    In our experience working with customers who want to adopt Enterprise SOA in an SAP environment, many customers tend to believe that SAP PI is a prerequisite to enabling and consuming enterprise services. Here are some guidelines and best practices for usage of SAP PI in an Enterprise SOA environment.
  • SAP SOA and Web Services – what determines an Enterprise Service?

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    An SAP Enterprise service is technically a web service, and it has these 5 attributes:
  • SAP SOA Service Design Principles and Best Practices

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 1:23 pm

    For SAP SOA design and development, it is important to understand the best practices for identifying the granularity and technical characteristics of the enterprise service. Here, we provide essential design principles and best practices for designing such enterprise services.
  • SAP SOA Best Practices : SAP ESR Usage

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 1:18 pm

    SAP ESR and SAP SR are the core tools for the SAP SOA modeling and implementation. Here, we provide the evolution and role of the SAP ESR for SAP SOA implementation.
  • Cloud apps adoption can create IT staff unrest

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 4:04 pm

    CIOs and IT managers know they must address concerns like security, compliance, service levels and end-user resistance when moving to cloud-based enterprise software, but they must not overlook a critical area: the feelings of their IT staffers.
  • 15 cloud companies to watch

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 11:05 am

    Innovative vendors offering ways to make the transition to a cloud-based world less daunting.
  • WSO2 upgrades OSGi middleware

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 1:12 pm

    Carbon platform features component management, Web services discovery
  • 6 Steps to a Smart Information Architecture Strategy

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    SOA efforts require well-designed information architectures in order to base their activities on trusted data -- or else the business value of the SOA project may evaporate. Forrester's Gene Leganza shares advice on building a pragmatic IA strategy.
  • Los Angeles chooses Google Apps over Microsoft

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 4:07 pm

    The City of Los Angeles government is deploying Google Apps to alleviate three problems: a crushing budget deficit, IT staff shortage and widespread dissatisfaction with the current office software system.
  • Google Apps basics

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 3:37 pm

    Google Apps is a valid and inexpensive alternative to Microsoft Office, but lacks rich functionality.
  • Hardware to drive IT spending growth in 2010

    Posted April 21, 2010 - 3:41 pm

    Industry watchers forecast an increase in computer hardware and equipment purchases, followed by investments in software, which both will contribute to a strong economic environment in 2010.
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    Posted April 1, 2010 - 9:30 pm

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