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  • 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.
  • Sun updates portal server for 'Web 2.0'

    Posted December 16, 2005 - 10:37 am

    Sun announced on Thursday a new version of Java System Portal Server that will allow developers to offer collaborative and identity-based content through Web-based applications. The portal can be downloaded for free and used with Java Enterprise System, Solaris Enterprise System and Java Application Platform Suite.
  • SAP charges forward with SOA plans

    Posted December 8, 2005 - 6:08 pm

    SAP is blazing ahead with the next iteration of its NetWeaver technology and its Enterprise Services Architecture, even as most of its customers trail several technology generations behind the ERP giant.
  • SOA Software buys mainframe Web services platform

    Posted December 5, 2005 - 1:59 pm

    SOA Software Inc. has acquired a mainframe Web services development and deployment platform from Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. that it will add to its portfolio of Web services infrastructure software, SOA Software plans to announce on Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
  • Top vendors align on SOA programming model

    Posted December 1, 2005 - 9:15 pm

    A pack of top software vendors gathered Wednesday to unveil a new specification the companies hope will simplify application development within SOA environments.
  • CA puts SOA at the heart of Unicenter overhaul

    Posted November 15, 2005 - 12:04 pm

    CA is introducing a new integration platform in its latest Unicenter release, following the software industry trend in placing standards and services at the heart of its systems management suite.
  • HP updates application modernization services

    Posted November 10, 2005 - 11:54 am

    Hewlett Packard Co. is refreshing its portfolio of application modernization services, putting more emphasis on the incorporation or replacement of legacy applications within a service-oriented architecture (SOA), it announced Wednesday.The services can help businesses improve the return on legacy applications by identifying which ones to re-engineer or re-host, and which to replace or retire, according to Paul Evans, HP's worldwide director of application modernization services.
  • IBM acquires SOA hardware appliance vendor

    Posted October 20, 2005 - 2:37 pm

    In a bid to round out its SOA product portfolio, IBM has acquired Cambridge, MA-based DataPower Technology Inc. Robert LeBlanc, general manager of WebSphere at IBM, commented that the DataPower appliances will be used to improve the performance, security, and flow of business transactions through SOAs.
  • SOA skills shortage stalling the promise of a new era

    Posted October 18, 2005 - 10:47 am

    A critical skills shortage is holding back the widespread use of service oriented architectures (SOA) and the promise of a new era of interoperability. John Brand, research director for IT analyst firm Hydrasight, attributes the shortage to confusion over what SOA is. "SOA is a good buzzword but its definition changes between organizations," says Brand.
  • Toward service-oriented architectures

    Posted October 7, 2005 - 1:11 pm

    A recent Goldman Sachs poll found that 87 percent of CIOs surveyed were currently using Web services, while 54 percent said they planned by year-end to make infrastructure changes to support service-oriented architectures (SOA). The sticking point is that IT execs aren't all that clear on what exactly it takes to deploy an SOA. That's where the vendors come in.
  • Spinning SOA into action

    Posted October 6, 2005 - 10:20 am

    SOA speeds up application development and improves reusability of IT resources. But even though vendors paint a wonderful picture of SOA, adoption remains low. Here
  • AmberPoint system offers SOA validation

    Posted September 27, 2005 - 1:26 pm

    AmberPoint's latest offering helps developers test services used by SOAs before deploying them into a real-world environment.
  • IBM fills out SOA product line

    Posted September 13, 2005 - 1:20 pm

    IBM Corp. introduced new products Tuesday that fill some gaps in its portfolio of software for integrating applications using the SOA (services oriented architecture) model.
  • The Rocky Path to SOA

    Posted August 23, 2005 - 10:24 am

    Forrester's free report takes an in-depth look at making an SOA investment, and notes that the biggest initial roadblock is just the confusion that surrounds it, created by vendors jockeying for position. Forrester outlines six paths to SOA, providing the caveat that your mileage may vary -- SOA isn't a cookie-cutter architecture. Nonetheless, an SOA strategy with focused objectives and a defined path will yield some business benefits in the long run.
  • Making silos history

    Posted August 3, 2005 - 9:50 am

    Just ask any roomful of CIOs about silo legacy systems, and you can almost be certain that majority of them will admit that these systems exist in their organization. But that could change, if the service-oriented architecture (SOA) succeeds in consigning silos to history.
  • DataPower, IBM strive for SOA self-management

    Posted July 28, 2005 - 4:37 pm

    DataPower Technology Inc.'s XS40 XML Security Gateway is now interoperable with IBM's Autonomic Computing program. "By building a Web services network that can fix itself and can diagnose why things got worse when they did, DataPower's looking to stay ahead of the curve," said DataPower's chief technology officer Eugene Kuznetsov.
  • SOA: Built to change, not built to last

    Posted July 28, 2005 - 4:03 pm

    When you talk about modular, shareable components, you are by definition talking about things that are not built to last, but are built to change. This is the brave new world of the agile business and of service-oriented architecture.
  • Starwood nears end of SOA revamp

    Posted July 20, 2005 - 5:03 pm

    Every major enterprise applications vendor has hopped on the SOA (services-oriented architecture) bandwagon and extolled the virtues of using standards-compliant software to expose business processes as Web services, reducing the pain of integrating heterogeneous systems. But for customers, implementing an SOA environment in their own data centers can be a complex and lengthy process. One chief technology officer nearing the end of a five-year SOA project says the results, though a long time coming, are worth it.
  • The ROI of your SOA

    Posted July 19, 2005 - 3:13 pm

    Service-oriented architectures hold great promise, but organizations still need to go through the exercise of determining the business case. This article will give you tools for calculating the ROI of your SOA.
  • Siebel, IBM and HP build up SOA support

    Posted June 28, 2005 - 1:03 pm

    IBM Corp., Siebel Systems Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) weighed in with renewed support for businesses building an SOA (service-oriented architecture) on Tuesday, adding new software, services and support centers.
  • BEA unveils AquaLogic portfolio for SOA management

    Posted June 10, 2005 - 9:10 am

    BEA Systems Inc. unveiled a new product portfolio dubbed BEA AquaLogic to help develop and manage components in SOA (service-oriented architecture) environments. AquaLogic consists of six product lines, three of which will have products available within the next several months: AquaLogic Messaging, Data and Security. Later, BEA will fill out the portfolio with AquaLogic Composer, Portal and Process.
  • HP faces scrutiny over on-demand strategy

    Posted June 7, 2005 - 10:19 am

    HP this week announced SOA Manager and Compliance Manager, new OpenView software tools that expand on the company's Adaptive Enterprise strategy. But some analysts are critical of HP for taking so long to narrow the gap between theory and product.
  • HP weaves SOA wares into OpenView

    Posted June 6, 2005 - 9:23 am

    Hewlett-Packard's OpenView management software will now make it easier to transform applications into SOA services.
  • National Australia Bank begins SOA adventure

    Posted May 20, 2005 - 9:02 am

    Implementing a service oriented architecture (SOA) may be a strategic direction for enterprises with disparate systems, but the National Australia Bank Ltd. is now deploying its first production application built on top of an SOA.
  • SAP continues spreading SOA message

    Posted May 18, 2005 - 1:20 pm

    SAP AG CEO Henning Kagermann used his opening keynote address at SAP's Sapphire user conference in Boston to reiterate the vision of more flexible, modular IT systems that SAP has pursed for the last several years.
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