Service-oriented architecture (SOA) news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals
  • IBM unveils SOA management services

    Posted November 4, 2004 - 4:23 pm

    IBM's newly announced SOA Management Practice was created to help enterprises make the move to a service-oriented architecture. "The major concern we are hearing is the need to make certain that the management capability being deployed now support their needs as customers scale to an enterprise-wide SOA that extends to customers, partners and suppliers,
  • Making sense of service-oriented architectures

    Posted October 26, 2004 - 3:26 pm

    SOA is an acronym we've all heard plenty about, but just how "revolutionary" is it and what exactly does it mean? This article lays it out in plain English.
  • All roads lead to SOA

    Posted October 21, 2004 - 2:19 pm

    The Gartner Symposium ITxpo was humming with all the buzzwords of the day but none buzzed quite so loudly as service-oriented architectures (SOAs), which Gartner analysts say most companies will adopt by 2007 - at least for new applications.
  • Actional, Westbridge merge for Web services

    Posted October 18, 2004 - 3:46 pm

    Two prominent Web services-based companies - Actional, which focuses on management, and Westbridge, which focuses on security - are merging. The new company plans to concentrate on "SOA enablement."
  • Marching to the beat of SOA

    Posted October 18, 2004 - 9:55 am

    "Java or .Net?" was the question that seemed to dominate the initial coming of Web services. Ask most organizations that same question today and the likely response will be a quizzical look. Now the focus is on SOA.
  • BEA stays the course on service-oriented architectures

    Posted October 11, 2004 - 2:57 pm

    With IBM close on its heels in the SOA race and despite the recent departures of Chief Architect Adam Bosworth and CTO Scott Dietzen, BEA is pushing ahead with its SOA plans for the next major release of the WebLogic application platform.
  • Survey: SOA prominent on 2005 budgets

    Posted October 8, 2004 - 2:23 pm

    A recent Yankee Group survey of enterprise buyers found that 75% plan to put money into service-oriented architectures (SOAs) in 2005, with the biggest investments coming from the telemcom, manufacturing, financial services, and health care markets. "A lot of companies are considering applications that support SOA. We were taken aback by how bullish they were," said the report's author.
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