Service-oriented architecture (SOA) news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals
  • 5 hot IT topics: 5 must-read books

    Posted April 1, 2010 - 9:30 pm

    Staying on top of all the new innovations, strategies and directions in today's IT world can be mindboggling. That's where a great IT library can help, filled with the latest and greatest guidebooks on all the hot IT topics you need to put your arms around in your company's constantly morphing technology environment.
  • Most IT directors look to SOA to cut costs

    Posted March 31, 2010 - 3:16 pm

    The majority of businesses will embrace Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in an effort to cut costs, a new survey has revealed.
  • outage has customers tweeting

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 1:42 pm customers were abuzz on Twitter Thursday morning as the result of what they described as a North American outage.
  • 10 big IT management moves in 2009

    Posted March 10, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    Delivering advanced management and automation capabilities is no longer just for BMC, CA, HP and IBM. Vendors such as Cisco, EMC, Microsoft and VMware are staking claims and striving to win customer favor.
  • SOA Grows Up -- and Out

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 12:43 pm

    Broadening adoption of a service-oriented architecture requires more planning, better management tools and more effective measurement of what's working -- and not working.
  • Hoping that early attention to security will bolster cloud offerings

    Posted March 6, 2010 - 11:19 pm

    Like a fickle 12-year-old with a favorite pop band, the security industry has forgotten all about last year's fads and is focused on a new one: cloud computing.
  • Cloud computing security challenges unite hosting providers, security specialists

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 10:38 pm

    As cloud computing adoption climbs, hosting providers are inking deals with security vendors to provide security-as-a-service options to customers. But will enterprise IT managers buy into these often novel forms of security woven into a cloud computing environment?
  • App performance '1.0' bad for cloud, SOA: exec

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 6:22 pm

    The founder and CEO of an application performance management (APM) software vendor said that today's IT development and production environments are not adequately served by what he terms "APM 1.0."
  • Q&A: Taking the early dive into 4G

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    Kayentis executive Guy Maestre discusses why his company decided to invest in Sprint's WiMAX technology.
  • Security of virtualization, cloud computing divides IT and security pros

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 10:06 am

    Is moving to virtualization and cloud computing making network security easier or harder? When some 2,100 top IT and security managers in 27 countries were asked, the response revealed a profound lack of consensus, showing how divided attitudes are within the enterprise.
  • SOA: Think Business Transformation, Not Code Reuse

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 4:04 pm

    From responsiveness to flexibility, the benefits of SOA should go well beyond software reuse and into the realm of strategic business transformation, says Forrester's Randy Heffner. Here are some ways that your IT department can use SOA to do more for the business.
  • Oracle buys AmberPoint for SOA management

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 10:08 pm

    Oracle on Monday fattened up its already burgeoning middleware stack, announcing Monday that it has purchased SOA (service oriented architecture) management vendor AmberPoint. Terms were not disclosed.
  • Enterprise IT: The top priorities

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:59 pm

    Cautious optimism is the anecdotal sentiment we hear most often when discussing the health and demeanor of enterprise IT, and data from a recent study bears that out.
  • NASA building cloud service for climate modeling

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    NASA is aiming to improve its climate research capabilities by building a software-as-a-service interface for scientists and students.
  • HP unveils extensive security services package

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 5:10 am

    HP Monday announced an extensive security-services portfolio that includes more than 90 basic offerings for application, identity and access management security to business continuity, cloud computing and managed services aimed at businesses and government.
  • SOA grows up -- and out

    Posted January 11, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Not too long ago, IT organizations turned to service-oriented architecture (SOA) primarily as a way to integrate enterprise applications. But now large companies are using SOA to create components that can be combined and reused as services across multiple applications.
  • IT service providers will reach for the cloud in 2010

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    Mike Slavin, a partner at outsourcing advisory and consulting firm TPI, says cloud computing will dominate IT service providers' plans in 2010.
  • Cautious optimism shapes new year

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 11:40 am

    It's a new year and things are looking brighter, but there are some lingering clouds. And while the economy looks to be slowly mending, there's no going back.
  • Union Pacific Railroad ditches its mainframe for SOA

    Posted December 21, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    At the heart of Union Pacific Corp.'s railroad operations is an IBM mainframe-based transportation control system that's been chugging along like a hardworking locomotive for nearly 40 years. According to industry experts, it was a pioneering system when first introduced, and it made the Omaha-based transportation giant one of the first companies in the world to make extensive use of online transaction processing technologies.
  • Cloud computing: The telcos' game to lose

    Posted December 17, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    You're probably sick of hearing about cloud computing. I can't say I blame you. The buzz seems to be nearly deafening these days. And the most annoying part is that for those of us old enough to remember, it's "back to the future" all over again.
  • Five technologies to see huge growth in US gov't, group says

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    Five technologies, including the trendy cloud computing and old workhorse open-source software, will see huge adoption increases in the U.S. government over the next five years, largely driven by efforts to contain costs, according to an analyst firm.
  • Microsoft begins paving path for IT, cloud integration

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Microsoft is finally starting to explain the "plus" in its software-plus-services plan with the first slate of technologies to support integration of the cloud and existing IT resources.
  • 6 Globalization Tips: Managing IT in Emerging Markets

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 11:41 am

    Promote clear rules. Define which decisions are global versus which can be made locally.
  • WSO2 extending SOA into cloud computing

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 10:34 am

    The WSO2 Cloud Platform rollout features secure services multi-tenancy.
  • When cloud computing is a fit (and when it's not)

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 9:44 am

    See how your application stands up to this checklist to determine whether cloud computing is the right option.
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