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Enterprise Linkage New Change Management

Thu, 16 Oct 2008 11:36:00 EST

Insurers need to think about creating true linkage which means linking business strategy to process to IT investments and thereby setting the foundation for true change

SaaS Grows Up

Wed, 10 Sep 2008 04:00:00 EST

When you use SaaS you are outsourcing a portion of your IT needs and sometimes your business processes which changes important aspects of the buying cycle

Are ESBs Evil

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 12:35:00 EST

ESB architecture is often poorly planned fragile and static the very opposite of what SOA promises says David Linthicum

Does SOA Still Matter

Thu, 07 Aug 2008 07:00:00 EST

Take away the hype and SOA is still able to unlock knowledge trapped within organizations and allow companies to gain a powerful competitive advantage

Creating Business Value with CRM Processes

Mon, 28 Jul 2008 07:00:00 EST

Customer relationship management issues can be traced to a common source ineffective business processes involving human communication Heres how to overcome them

Tap Into the Power of Reuse With SOA

Thu, 24 Jul 2008 07:00:00 EST

Organizations employing service reuse are starting to see some significant SOA and business benefits

What Will Become of Weblogic Under Oracle

Wed, 16 Jul 2008 07:00:00 EST

Tony Baers take on Oracles plans for BEA and the big unanswered question what will become of Weblogic

Will BPM Ever Master the Human Element

Tue, 17 Jun 2008 16:23:00 EST

With BPM a key to competitiveness organizations must also learn to manage the time and effort their employees engage in one of the hardest things to measure and processthinking

BPM Discipline is Key to Achieving Competitive Advantage Part II of II

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 07:00:00 EST

Business Process Management is meaningless without management discipline to achieve effective processes

BPM Discipline is Key to Achieving Competitive Advantage Part I of II

Wed, 28 May 2008 07:00:00 EST

Business Process Management is meaningless without management discipline to achieve effective processes

AMR Research The Future of the SOA Market

Thu, 15 May 2008 07:00:00 EST

AMR Research predicts big changes for the future of SOA

Simplifying SOA

Thu, 10 Apr 2008 07:00:00 EST

SOA often founders under too heavy or too lightweight of an approach Heres how to take the rightweight approach to SOA

A Brave New Process Design Paradigm

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 07:00:00 EST

From Forresters Randy Heffner Flexible processfocused applications demand a new toplevel design model

Lessons in BB Security

Wed, 20 Sep 2006 07:00:00 EST

As the number of BB collaboration touch points grow controlling user access is becomes exponentially more difficult according to AMR Research

From SOA to BusinessOriented Architectures

Mon, 29 May 2006 08:00:00 EST

The Robert Frances Group says the support of effective enterprisewidebusiness process management BPM represents a strong opportunity to evolve ITbusiness alignment and SOA efforts in ways that support BOAs

Ten Rules for Maximizing ERP System Impact

Sun, 27 Nov 2005 17:00:00 EST

Ten recommendations for improving business processes effectivenessand maximizing IT spending during ERP implementations

Supply Chain Visibility

Sun, 05 Jun 2005 17:00:00 EST

AMR Research says that what businesses need and what vendors offer dontalways match

Lights Camera Integration

Sun, 29 May 2005 17:00:00 EST

A fully functioning business is like a Hollywood movie many players must come together in order to achieve a polished professional enterprise

The Top Seven Risks of SOA Without a Business Service Registry

Sun, 27 Feb 2005 17:00:00 EST

Serviceoriented architectures SOA are gaining widespread acceptance as a way to map business processes and tie together enterprise applications using Web services but without a standardsbased Business Service Registry to act as the unifying mechanism SOA cannot fulfill its promise says Luc Clment Heres his guide to avoiding the seven dangers of implementing SOA without a Business Service Registry

Keeping an Eye on Your Data Part II

Mon, 31 Jan 2005 08:00:00 EST

Data is one of your firms most valuable assets as it contains critical customer information while safeguarding the intellectual capital of the company says Howard Goldberg of Merrill Lynch In part two of this twopart article Goldberg provides several more excellent descriptions of analytical tools that can be used to protect your companys data and provides practical examples as well as sample reports for the benefit of the dataconscious ebizQ reader

Keeping an Eye on Your Data

Mon, 24 Jan 2005 08:00:00 EST

Data is one of your firms most valuable assets as it contains critical customer information while safeguarding the intellectual capital of the company says Howard Goldberg of Merrill Lynch In part one of this twopart article he explains that this data must be monitored controlled and protected for the organization to thrive and grow

Inside RosettaNets Automated Enablement

Mon, 10 Jan 2005 08:00:00 EST

Many trading partners today cannot manage the cost or complexity of implementing RosettaNetbased BB integration technologies Among the challenges faced by smaller suppliers are lack of information limited network infrastructure the highcost and complexity of traditional BB integration technology unreliable Internet connectivity and the requirement to deal with many different data formats Mark Schenecker weighs in

Lean Thinking and Strategic Asset Management

Mon, 27 Dec 2004 08:00:00 EST

The principles of lean thinking or removing waste from the value chain are applied in manufacturing companies around the world with great success because of their impact on company performance However if not executed with the appropriate support systems and infrastructure says Johan Arts of MRO Software an improvement project based on lean thinking can adversely impact the companys risk and lead to serious business disruption Thats why companies should consider strategic asset management

Achieving One Version of the Data Sync Truth Part II

Mon, 13 Dec 2004 08:00:00 EST

By synchronizing data before enganging in electronic businesstobusiness transactions businesses can significantly reduce error but complete and accurate source data must first be present on the supply side says James OLeary of EXTOL International In this second in a twopart series he discusses how to develop an integration strategy for data synchronization architectures

Achieving One Version of the Data Sync Truth Part I

Sun, 05 Dec 2004 19:00:00 EST

By synchronizing data before enganging in electronic businesstobusiness transactions businesses can significantly reduce error but complete and accurate source data must first be present on the supply side says James OLeary of EXTOL International In this first in a twopart series he discusses the fundamentals of data synchronization architectures

Supply Chain Network Creates an Ecosystem Edge

Mon, 15 Nov 2004 08:00:00 EST

Companies such as WalMart and Cisco which have developed realtime networked supply chains integrating processes and information with their business partners have realized that this business ecosystem is not just an effective partner collaboration tool Its a strategic asset that shows its decisive benefits in the companys margin advantage Hollis Bischoff of META Group and Fadi Chehad chairman and CEO of Viacore Inc explain what companies should think about when developing their own networked business ecosystem

Battling Balkanization With Internet Presence Management

Mon, 06 Sep 2004 08:00:00 EST

Bringing a companys processes to the Web is an efficient way to get those processes working in concert rather than isolation suggests Red Door Interactives Kelly Abbott especially when you throw in a healthy dose of what Abbott calls The Internet Presence Management Manifesto

Three Steps to Successful Identity Management

Mon, 06 Sep 2004 08:00:00 EST

Tight security begins with knowing whos accessing your system and leveraging that knowledge throughout your overall IT infrastructure Here IBMs Jeff Curie spells out how to go about rolling out an integrated identity management system for your company

The Evolution of the Business Integration Architect

Mon, 06 Sep 2004 08:00:00 EST

As enterprises shift their focus beyond mere application integration to getting processes to work and play well together they need specialists who can see the big picture to assure they get things right says IBMs Douglas W Allen What makes a good business integration architect and why are they so important Allen knows

Secure Data Sharing Via Virtual Directories

Mon, 06 Sep 2004 08:00:00 EST

When you give data to trading partners do you know whos really looking at it Would you like a way to control who sees it and when OctetString Founder and CTO Clayton Donley touts virtual directories to shore up your BB interactions

EventDriven Business Processes Coming To A Company Near You

Mon, 30 Aug 2004 09:00:00 EST

The trend toward enterprises that are driven more and more by realtime data spawned by events is unmistakable according to ebizQ columnist David A Kelly who says the impact will reach all the way from the corporate boardroom to the cell phone or PDA in your pocket As Kelly puts it Over time being able to easily and efficiently generate receive and consume realtime data within your company and from business partners or customers is going to be a critical component of almost all IT and business plans

Does Your Company Know What It Knows

Mon, 30 Aug 2004 09:00:00 EST

Having complete reliable realtime information from and on all areas of the enterprise and its partners adding up to the big picture is critical for businesses But theyre still not there according to ebizQ columnist Dr Chris Harding of The Open Group He says the obstacles are formidable but being tackled in the hope of reaching information Nirvana what The Open Group dubs Boundaryless Information Flow

Factors To Consider Before Buying A Data Integration Solution

Mon, 23 Aug 2004 17:48:00 EST

As data integration has gone from relatively primitive to a critical need of organizations the factors influencing the success of such efforts have also evolved in number and complexity Here Sterling Commerces Terry Noreault highlights key points to ponder as you mull the solution your company needs

Systems Thinking The Core Core Competency For BPM

Mon, 23 Aug 2004 08:00:00 EST

Becoming a truly processpropelled enterprise means much more than just buying software It means changing the way of thinking of your entire organization BPM experts and ebizQ columnists Howard Smith and Peter Fingar have said that before and here they not only say it again they explain the ikindsi of thinking that are needed and why It could be a real eyeopener for you

DDSNs stCentury SupplyOnDemand

Mon, 23 Aug 2004 08:00:00 EST

Demanddriven supply networks are replacing factorybased push supply chains of the th century as companies learn how customercentered businesses operate differently say AMR Researchs Kevin OMarah and Joe Souza In this report they explain what exactly iisi different about DDSNs and how you can design and build one starting now

SOA Meets Compliance Compliance Oriented Architectures

Mon, 16 Aug 2004 11:36:00 EST

Compliance requirements are increasingly driving business agendas to the point of dominating many information technology budgets Leveraging IT to enhance business processes with transactional transparency is a necessary response to corporate governance needs Building the realtime enterprise is fast becoming the preferred method for reducing fraud and in more and more cases a mandated one In this report research and advisory services firm RedMonk delves into the implications for enterprises of the current compliance landscape as it relates to the hot SOA trend

Learning To Become a ProcessManaged Enterprise Or Why AllStar Teams Are Clumsy

Mon, 16 Aug 2004 08:00:00 EST

Making Business Process Management a true enterprise aid requires much more than just buying technology It means companywide culture changes and entire enterprises learning a whole new way of thinking and approaching daily business And the learning process is hardly painless as we learn in this piece from BPM experts and ebizQ columnists Howard Smith and Peter Fingar

Reactivity Predicts Web Services Big Bang Any Day Now

Mon, 16 Aug 2004 08:00:00 EST

Is the vendor onthemark or engaging in wishful thinking as so many others before it have The s Rachel Chalmers takes a hard look at the landscape in this report

RFID Pool Inviting But Not Necessarily For Everyone

Mon, 16 Aug 2004 08:00:00 EST

RFID has come a long way and is likely to add even more value to enterprises down the road but organizations shouldnt just jump in headfirst according to the RFGs Ken Landoline He cautions that companies should first evaluate how RFID might meet their specific needs since its benefits can vary a great deal in various situations and by industry

Maximizing Web Services Deployments With Web Services Management

Mon, 09 Aug 2004 08:00:00 EST

Without the pragmatic information and cost management capabilities delivered with a Web services management platform particularly as it relates to the relationship between services users will lose confidence in the ability of the infrastructure to deliver and Web services ROI will plummet So says Actionals David Bressler who expands on that point and offers pointers on implementing such platforms

You Have Critical SOA Questions We Have Answers

Mon, 09 Aug 2004 08:00:00 EST

Indeed With all the buzz around service oriented architectures and all they promise to do for enterprises developers and CIOs alike are demanding answers to several key queries and IBMs Mark Colan serves up those answers here

Modernizing EDI

Mon, 02 Aug 2004 08:00:00 EST

EDI is a true survivor evolving with changing IT times to continue to meet changing enterprise needs says EXTOL Internationals Stephen Rosen He explains that the latest trends involve realtime data synching empowering endusers and EDI as part of complete enterprise views

Boosting eCommerce Interoperability With ebXML And Standards

Mon, 02 Aug 2004 08:00:00 EST

Combining the capabilities of XMLbased standards will enable truly open flexible and interoperable eMarketplaces asserts MBTs Pravin Gokhe Thats a tall order but he goes on here to explain just how that could happen via ebXML and standards

Information Quality Your Decisions Are Only As Good As Your Information

Mon, 26 Jul 2004 08:00:00 EST

And that applies to businesses IT and in everyday life observes The Open Groups Dr Chris Harding an ebizQ columnist He notes that high quality data is essential but first agreement is needed on exactly what constitutes it and how to measure it And Dr Harding has a notion of how to go about achieving such a meeting of the minds

Can Your Application Integration Architecture Scale

Mon, 19 Jul 2004 08:00:00 EST

As we move to integrate more systems and as serviceoriented integration becomes more important you need to plan for scalability into the future advises integration guru and ebizQ columnist David S Linthicum who is the CTO of Grand Central Communications He says what sufficed until very recently doesnt anymore and certain wont down the road as integration needs widen

Compliance Challenges Put Integration Heat On Bank CIOs

Mon, 19 Jul 2004 08:00:00 EST

Basel II and SarbanesOxley are just two of the stressors prompting them to seek increasingly agile and costeffective integration platforms How are they coping and how might their approaches apply to other sectors PolarLake CEO Ronan Bradley and Nigel Thomas of Lynton Research fill us in

RFID The Roles Of Standards Technology And Process ReEngineering

Sun, 18 Jul 2004 08:00:00 EST

Theyre key considerations as you mull this whitehot technology for your company and theyre spelled out for you in Part Two of this examination of RFID by Suns Manish Bhuptani and Shahram Moradpour They also address an emerging issue around this emerging technology privacy concerns

EDI BB Workhorse Keeps Getting Better

Mon, 12 Jul 2004 08:00:00 EST

And proving very adaptable and reliable at that as XML works its way into the mix according to Magic Softwares Lee Sutton in a recent ebizQ webinar summarized here Sutton says EDI remains the chosen BB path of a huge number of enterprises even as its vendors ready themselves for new challenges

ServiceDriven Enterprises WinWin Propositions

Mon, 12 Jul 2004 08:00:00 EST

For both the business and IT sides of enterprises as explained by BEAs Mark Atherton and Peter Linkin in a recent ebizQ webinar outlined here They show how servicedriven enterprises can benefit your company helping to align the very business and IT realms they help

Why You Need To Think About RFID

Mon, 12 Jul 2004 08:00:00 EST

For starters because your competitors surely are But what exactly iisi RFID why is there so much buzz around it now and what can it do for the visibility your company has of its own supply chain ands those of its partners Suns Manish Bhuptani and Shahram Moradpour address those questions here in the first of two pieces on the whitehot technology

Integration On The Edge

Mon, 05 Jul 2004 08:00:00 EST

The heck with hubandspoke designs Enterprises are better off doing their integrating at the edges of their networks explains IONAs Peter Cousins in a recent ebizQ webinar summarized here What does he mean by that and how could it help overcome many of ITs current shortcomings Cousins presents a thorough thoughtful explanation and education

BPEL Helping SOAs Help Enterprises

Mon, 05 Jul 2004 08:00:00 EST

Theres no question that service oriented architectures can be significant enterprise aids by making organizations much more flexible fostering reuse etc But SOAs themselves need some assistance when business processes are being orchestrated and Web services are being composed And that boost is coming in the form of BPEL as Oracles John Deeb described in a recent ebizQ webinar outlined here

Back To Basics Building An Application Integration Architecture

Mon, 05 Jul 2004 08:00:00 EST

It doesnt get much more basic than that yet many companies take less than ideal approaches according to ebizQs own Beth GoldBernstein and Candle Corps Peter Rhys Jenkins in a recent ebizQ webinar highlighted here So they offer an overview and numerous suggested best practices along with a peek at ebizQs Roadmap to Integration Technology

The Role Of EII In SOA

Mon, 28 Jun 2004 08:00:00 EST

Enterprise Information Integration is unique unto itself but helps organizations leverage other types of integration technology according to ebizQs own Beth GoldBernstein Here she explains how offering insight on EIIs history and growing role in the integration space particularly as a catalyst for companies seeking maximum agility and reuse from SOAs

Information Management For Adaptive Companies Seeking A Holistic Answer

Mon, 28 Jun 2004 08:00:00 EST

The need for access to the right integrated information by the right people at the right time has never been more pressing among enterprises but asserts The Open Groups Dr Chris Harding current technology isnt quite able to provide it Whats the solution Dr Harding proposes one here

The Virtualization of Enterprise Content Management ECM

Mon, 21 Jun 2004 08:00:00 EST

ECM virtualization is emerging as a way to manage unstructured information scattered across different content repositories databases file systems legacy applications and Web sites says RFGs Christie Hangey in this iResearch Briefi With a virtualized approach to ECM she adds disparate repositories and content stores can be linked and centrally administered managed and searched without copying or moving content to a central location Here Hangey explains the benefits of virtualized ECM

Avoiding Common EAI Implementation Missteps

Mon, 21 Jun 2004 08:00:00 EST

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure how valuable would a laundry list of potential pitfalls in EAI rollouts be to you LogicCurves Jose Herrera figures plenty and here he runs them down to give you an advance headsup

SOAs Help Companies Put Pedals To The Metal

Mon, 14 Jun 2004 09:51:00 EST

Fast agile companies often have fat bottomlines And in a recent ebizQ webinar summarized here Oracles Ashish Mohindroo explained how SOAs can help companies including yours get there especially when you steer toward BPM BAM BB and more for good measure

DemandDriven Supply Chains Wave Of The Future iAndi Present

Mon, 14 Jun 2004 09:31:00 EST

Simply put their momentum is unmistakable and perhaps unstoppable says AMR Researchs Kevin OMara in this iOutlooki report Done right they improve bottom lines and customer satisfaction So OMara takes a look at the technologies and best practices you might consider if you embrace DDSNs

WebSphere MQ Security A Common Sense Approach

Mon, 14 Jun 2004 08:00:00 EST

As important as security is many obvious steps are simply ignored by many parties even though as Candles Peter Rhys Jenkins put it in a recent ebizQ webinar outlined here The weak points are everywhere Simply everywhere METAs Chris Byrnes joined him to suggest numerous security best practices especially for WebSphere MQ

XML Marks The Real Time Enterprise Spot

Mon, 14 Jun 2004 08:00:00 EST

XML is truly omnipresent in the integration landscape helping organizations become and thrive as real time enterprises as well as in the BB and compliance arenas just to name a few And in a recent ebizQ webinar recapped here Magic Softwares Lee Sutton traced XMLs rise to business helper and showed how you can make the best use of it

ServiceDriven Enterprises Aptly Named

Mon, 07 Jun 2004 12:00:00 EST

The socalled servicedriven enterprise is geared toward providing just that service to customers trading partners and internal users alike And in a recent ebizQ webinar summarized here our own Beth GoldBernstein and BEAs Erik Frieberg explained that being one is as much a matter of corporate culture as IT infrastructure

Intel Proposing Beans For Grid Application Development

Mon, 07 Jun 2004 10:54:00 EST

Intel sees a disconnect in grid computing between application tools and grid middleware and platforms and is pushing grid beans as an integration path between them according to The Groups William Fellows But will the beans approach work Fellows takes a look in this report

Developing An Application Integration Architecture

Mon, 31 May 2004 08:00:00 EST

It shouldnt be done haphazardly cautions ebizQs Beth GoldBernstein She says the ideal approach is to plan strategically and implement tactically But even then youre going to come upon numerous forks in the integration road and in this column GoldBernstein lays out some of the basics to bear in mind at those junctures

Grand Visions For eCommerce Require Solving IT Blindness

Mon, 24 May 2004 08:00:00 EST

IT visionary and new ebizQ columnist David Luckham observes that problems created by companies being in the dark about the impact on the business of events in their IT infrastructure may only get worse as new technologies such as RFID begin to bombard those infrastructures with levels of data never seen before But explains Luckham if we could relate events to highlevel business processes that would give us IT insight with enormous potential impact on all of eCommerce

Metaservices The Way Out Of The Wild West Of Services

Mon, 24 May 2004 08:00:00 EST

As the use or contemplated use of both public and private services in IT infrastructures accelerates enterprises need get a much better handle on services according to integration guru and ebizQ columnist David S Linthicum He proposes that a big help in that regard would be metaservices which would essentially be to services what metadata is to data

The OddsOn Favorite Less Costly Integration

Mon, 17 May 2004 08:00:00 EST

Containing costs of integration efforts doesnt have to be a roll of the dice noted Itemfields Joe Schwartz in a recent ebizQ webinar summarized here Schwartz told of a way to hold down the tab of what is typically the costliest aspect of integration projects data transformation

RFID A Call To Action

Mon, 17 May 2004 08:00:00 EST

Companies slow to warm to RFID would be wise to get a plan in place right away and start down that road advises AberdeenGroup in this Perspective report Those that adopt a waitandsee attitude to try to avoid the risks inherent in such a new technology cautions Aberdeen risk being left at the starting gate and having to play catchup to keep up with demands from giants such as WalMart

Realizing the Business Value of EAI

Mon, 03 May 2004 08:00:00 EST

Integration problems within and between enterprises can certainly hurt bottom lines The EAI Industry Consortium says a first step in solving those problems is assessing where your company stands in the grand scheme of things integration in your industry and others In turn says the EAIIC that can help you set new integration and business strategies

The StrategyExecution Machine The Future Of Competition

Mon, 03 May 2004 08:00:00 EST

This machine sometimes called the SEx Machine for short offers a way to keep your company a step or more ahead of its competitors at all times through timebased competition as BPM expert and ebizQ columnist Peter Fingar explained in a recent ebizQ webinar summarized here

ebXMLs Move To SOA Clearly A Good One

Thu, 29 Apr 2004 14:48:00 EST

Integration thought leader and ebizQ columnist David S Linthicum describes himself as a big fan of ebXML which he says is a big step forward from the likes of EDI and other outdated BB standards And he says the latest trends on the ebXML front hold much promise for companies choosing to use it

Avoiding Disasters Waiting To Happen

Mon, 26 Apr 2004 08:00:00 EST

All too often asserts IT visionary and new ebizQ columnist David Luckham managers are in the dark about the impact on the business of events in the IT infrastructure Using last summers big Northeast blackout as an example Luckham dubs this phenomenon IT Blindness and points out that imanagingi in realtime is a big problem presented by the emergence of the realtime enterprise He stresses that its a problem that must be solved to head off business and other disasters and give managers a better handle on their businesses in general

Enterprise Performance Trends Point Toward DemandDriven Supply Network

Mon, 19 Apr 2004 08:00:00 EST

And say Jill Gazzi and John Fontanella of AMR Research in this iAlert Highlighti report thats going to mean significant integration efforts Is your enterprise ready

Assimilating BPM Col Sanders Secret Recipe

Mon, 05 Apr 2004 09:00:00 EST

Companies cant and shouldnt stir BPM into their IT stew willynilly say BPM gurus and ebizQ columnists Howard Smith and Peter Fingar Here they offer a methodical way to mix BPM into the enterprise menu and explain why it will be delicious for bottomlines

BPI Carving Niche in Insurance Industry

Mon, 05 Apr 2004 08:00:00 EST

Proponents tout Business Process Integration as an efficient way to automate business processes especially those requiring interaction among numerous systems and organizations while leveraging legacy technology Metaserver President and CEO Richard Schultz is among those solidly in BPIs camp

Will the Real Service Oriented Integration Solution Please Stand Up

Mon, 29 Mar 2004 08:00:00 EST

If your infrastructure makes significant use of Web services and you think that means youre engaging in service oriented integration think again says Grand Central Communications CTO and ebizQ columnist David S Linthicum Here he punches holes in many myths about SOI and notes the many benefits to be gained from using real SOI

Choosing the Right Integration Solution

Mon, 22 Mar 2004 08:00:00 EST

Navigating the maze of integration technologies can be challenging and confusing To help put you on course to the solution you need ebizQ has put together a Buyers Guide featuring a map to steer you to the right types of solutions and the vendors offering them Here ebizQs Beth GoldBernstein focuses her compass on the Guide and map and shows how it can keep you from making expensive mistakes

Business Process Visibility Different Approaches

Mon, 01 Mar 2004 08:00:00 EST

Knowing whats happening in your business processes in real time is importantand ebizQ columnist David A Kelly notes there are different ways to keep tabs BPM vendors offer one perspective and you can get views from the XML and Web services side as well

FourthParty Logistics Turning A Cost Into A Value Proposition

Mon, 01 Mar 2004 08:00:00 EST

New on the supply chain scene socalled fourthparty logistics providers are making their presence felt What are they and how might they aid your company Analyst firm Frost Sullivan takes a look

An Integration Case For Open Source

Mon, 01 Mar 2004 08:00:00 EST

You need look no further than your integration situation to find a primary reason to embrace the move toward open standards according to PureEdge President and CEO Mark Upson He maintains that theyre the ticket to lower costs and easier data exchange with other organizations

Integration Architectures Foundations For Growth

Mon, 23 Feb 2004 08:00:00 EST

To invest or not to invest In an integration architecture that is Thats Inoti even a question assert ebizQs Beth GoldBernstein and Candles Peter Rhys Jenkins in a recent ebizQ webinar The resounding answer Yes They also offer a look at ebizQs Business Integration Roadmap

EAI Toasters

Mon, 23 Feb 2004 07:00:00 EST

The more things change the more they seem to stay the same especially in the IT realm So says David Linthicum Grand Central Communications CTO and ebizQ columnist Take for instance the latest incarnation of IT appliance the socalled integration appliance Might it be right for your company

Efficiently Improving App Delivery

Mon, 16 Feb 2004 08:00:00 EST

Problems arise from moving to Webtier architectures and Internetbased protocols to improve application accessibility says the Aberdeen Group Here Aberdeen outlines those concerns says the conventional wisdom on addressing them isnt as wise as it may seem and suggests better approaches

DemandDriven Supply Networks SCM Done Right

Mon, 16 Feb 2004 08:00:00 EST

The DemandDriven Supply Network DDSN can sure many of the ills of past supply chain management efforts says AMR Research in this report DDSN integrates demand data and processes across the supply networks of customers suppliers and employees to balance revenue against costs AMR explains

RFID Integration A Key To Widespread Adoption

Mon, 09 Feb 2004 08:00:00 EST

Excitement over RFID is growing even as the economy improves presenting opportunities for technology vendors and buyers alike In this report The AlignIT Group looks at RFIDs promise examines the barriers to its uptake and explains why the prevailing issue is integration

Producing SOAReady Systems From The JEE Development Phase

Mon, 09 Feb 2004 08:00:00 EST

Contrary to what may be popular belief Web services in and of themselves IdontI provide enterprises with the path to true SOAs now or down the road What does Wakesofts Kamal Shah tell us here

The SOABPMS Bridge To Agility

Mon, 26 Jan 2004 08:00:00 EST

Making companies faster on their feet and more responsive to market conditions is more easily said than done But it IcanI be done by creating a businessdriven IT infrastructure via a strategically crafted combo of an SOA with a BPMS says Cognizant Technologys Pravin Gokhe

Making Mainframe Transactions Into Secure Web Services

Mon, 12 Jan 2004 08:00:00 EST

The challenge Gaining agility by accessing critical business processes and data from anywhere in the enterprise by extending host transactions to offhost applications as fully standard and secure Web services The answer IONAs Jody Hunt gave it in a recent ebizQ webinar outlined here

Web Services Hope In The Hype

Mon, 12 Jan 2004 08:00:00 EST

Its there said Gartners Cameron Haight in a recent ebizQ webinar summarized here You just have to be cautious in your approach to Web services in general and Web services management in particular to realize the business benefits Web services promise to provide And Haight served up specifics

SOA And Web Services Bridging Barriers To Agile Integration

Mon, 05 Jan 2004 08:00:00 EST

Perceptions and immature standards stand in the way of enterprises leveraging Web services and SOAs to their full potential according to ZapThinks Ronald Schmelzer and IONAs Steve Vinoski in a recent ebizQ webinar summarized here And both offer insight on overcoming those obstacles

Web Services Standards and PlugandPlay Integration A Report Card

Wed, 31 Dec 2003 11:09:00 EST

Integration guru and SeeBeyond CTO Ross Altman says its time to step back from the Web services buzz for a snapshot of how close we really are to what he dubs integration nirvana plugandplay integration Altman cautions that a key requirement mature standardsis hardly in place yet

BB Why You Need It And How To Achieve It

Mon, 22 Dec 2003 08:00:00 EST

Still need persuading that BB is the way to go Want some handy suggestions on implementing it Then a recent ebizQ webinar summarized here was the place to be Oracles Ashish Mohindroo offered a compelling case for BB then outlined practical steps for instituting it

ServiceOriented Application Integration The Big Push in

Mon, 15 Dec 2003 08:00:00 EST

Though SOAI is far from riskfree were likely to see many enterprises heading that way in the coming year because its potential benefits are so pronounced predicts integration guru David S Linthicum Is it right for your company Linthicum offers insight that could help you decide

Peek and Tweak Optimizing JEE Internet Transactions

Mon, 01 Dec 2003 08:00:00 EST

Quick online response time is a key to keeping your business competitive And in a recent ebizQ webinar summarized here BMCs Ross Cochran outlined numerous potential response time inhibitors and how to deal with them

Making Future Shock Less Shocking

Mon, 01 Dec 2003 08:00:00 EST

Want to futureproof your company to inevitable change Youll need an agile serviceoriented architecture that rolls with the business flow by reacting quickly to change and rapidly creating business processes Expert advice on getting there was offered in a recent ebizQ webinar outlined here

Building Software That Fuels Business Growth

Mon, 01 Dec 2003 08:00:00 EST

Far from the recent claim that IT doesnt matter anymore it matters more than ever argues Droplets CEO Philip Brittan because todays IT investments fuel tomorrows growth Among his tips on building productivity and ROIenhancing software basing it on integrationeasing open standards

Understanding BPELWS and Application Integration Part

Mon, 17 Nov 2003 08:00:00 EST

In this third and final part of his examination of BPELWS integration expert David S Linthicum explores more aspects of how it works and reiterates its potential as a standard for process integration He also clearly points to the one thing about BPELWS that no one can be sure of yet

Web Services Development Strategies Not Just For Web Services Anymore

Mon, 17 Nov 2003 08:00:00 EST

The Robert Frances Group says Web services development roadmaps have come so far over the last two years they can now be used as the basis for other types of development projects as well In this IT Agenda report RFG says companies would do well to explore that idea

BPELWS Integration Aid Part

Mon, 20 Oct 2003 08:00:00 EST

Wellknown integration guru and ebizQ columnist David S Linthicum says BPELWS can help enterprises harness the promise of Web services process integration and serviceoriented architectures Here is Part of his look at how your company can join in and reap the benefits

Uncover Web Services And Grid Services With Service Domains

Mon, 29 Sep 2003 08:00:00 EST

What are Service Domains and how can they help your organization reap the benefits of Web and Grid services Heres a hint Think of them as service entry points aggregators and dispatchers IBMs YihShin Tan explains