IT departments are always being asked to deliver more for less. SOA has garnered widespread attention because it promises to do just that - deliver more business benefit while reducing costs. This is why Oracle has developed a pragmatic approach.
Increasingly, enterprises are opening their data and applications to partners, developers, mobile apps and cloud
services. APIs provide a standardized way to open up information assets across the web, mobile devices, serviceoriented
architecture (SOA) and the cloud. However, to make API information sharing safe, reliable and cost-effective,
enterprises must deal with critical security, performance management and data adaptation challenges.
CA API Management combines advanced functionality for back-end integration, mobile optimization, cloud
orchestration and developer management. It is unique in its ability to address the full breadth of enterprise
API management challenges.
Distribution executives can no longer afford to view their IT department as merely a cost center. In today's competitive landscape, information technology represents a strategic, cost-saving, revenue-generating differentiator.
Join IDC and HP on this webcast about Mission Critical Services. Matt Healey of IDC provides insights on the adoption of consolidation, virtualization and Service Oriented Architecture as aggressive strategies to align IT more closely with business goals.
For more than a decade, Pivotal CRM has been the choice of Microsoft-centric organizations that want the flexibility to model their specific business practices within their customer relationship management system. The Pivotal CRM product line leverages the Microsoft technology stack to provide usability and productivity advantages through integration to Microsoft Office, and more.
Web Application Threats Are Evolving. Are Your Security Efforts Keeping Pace? Today, Web application security threats are not only becoming more abundant than ever, but also more difficult to detect, and more complex to solve. Many organizations are responding to these unique vulnerabilities with traditional network security approaches. However, sophisticated Web applications threats require a more sophisticated security strategy. What’s worked in the past won’t necessarily work today; and what’s more, Web application security requires a comprehensive solution, not simply a series of a la carte provisions. For detailed steps toward improving your Web application security strategy, download the VeriSign® Enterprise Security Services white paper, Best Practices That Improve Web Application Security.
Most large enterprises have launched an initiative to adopt service-oriented architecture (SOA), but SOA is not a solution that comes in a tidy little box. SOA is a new way to design systems, and it is more about culture than it is about technology. SOA will impact many aspects of an organization—from software development and operations to accounting and incentive systems. Governance is critical.
In this paper, SAP and F5 present how modern application and network technologies can be combined to form productive SAP business application landscapes that perform well and securely when used globally.
The demand for (and benefits of) web-based interfaces combined with an increasingly mobile and distributed workforce has exposed inefficiencies inherent in the browser, the network and its protocols, and the data center. These inefficiencies create performance problems for applications that continue to be magnified by emerging technologies like Web 2.0 and SOA. This White Paper details how F5's approach to Application Delivery Networking eliminates the bottlenecks inherent in browsers, in the network, and in the data.
Batch Application Integration allows you to process critical transactions, such as payment authorizations, in real-time, and cue fulfillment (such as packaging and shipping) or other lower priority actions for batch processing. Learn more about Batch Application Integration, and how BMC CONTROL-M makes it possible.
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is an architectural style that offers business agility, speed to market, improved profitability and reduced costs. An SOA is also widely recognized as an enabler of innovation and new business operating models.
For service-oriented architecture (SOA) to succeed, it needs to begin before run-time, with a strong SOA-based development and delivery environment. This paper discusses some of the challenges around SOA governance in the context of a lifecycle of services, and introduces IBM Rational Asset Manager software as a solution to those challenges.
More than likely you’ve heard quite a bit about service-oriented architecture (SOA) and how it holds the promises of quicker response to market trends, improved customer services and lower application development costs. From an infrastructure perspective, an SOA implementation contains all the same pieces and parts as your traditional environment.
IBM Multiform Master Data Management manages master data domains - customers, accounts, products - that have significant impact on the most important business processes and realize the promise of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). IBM is the only vendor that delivers an integrated MDM product with significant out-of-the-box functionality for each MDM usage style - collaborative, operational and analytical - across multiple data domains, thereby managing the complete data lifecycle.
As business conditions force companies to become more and more flexible, service oriented architecture (SOA) provides a scalable, reliable way to connect with, interact with, and deliver information. This brochure shows how you can be a superhero by making WebSphere MQ the messaging backbone for your SOA, creating a common connection for the free flow of information.
New business technology initiatives are constantly popping up. But how do they relate to one another, and to your business? This white paper summarizes some of the more important initiatives in play today, and the service-oriented philosophy that can help you tailor your technology to best serve the people that use it. See how IT can work more naturally to serve your business needs.
Improve operational efficiencies with next-gen networks and servicesThere has never been a better time for service providers to streamline operations, improve responsiveness and reduce costs. Find out in this white paper how all three can be accomplished with IBM Tivoli® Netcool® solutions. Also discover methods to boost efficiency and minimize expenditures.
This white paper outlines the advantages of WebSphere Portal for System z software and provides essential information to those considering adding Web-facing workloads on their mainframe hardware. Also, with these WebSphere Portal for System z options, IBM illustrates its ongoing commitment to mainframe computing and underscores the business value that remains inherent in the System z platform. Learn more today!
WebSphere Portal remains IBM's strategic front end for SOA. It enables our clients to closely align their business objectives on standards-based platforms with role-based delivery of composite applications across and beyond their enterprise. At the end of June we delivered a new version of WebSphere Portal Version 6.1. This release significantly improves performance by tapping into the 64-bit capabilities of the IBM System z platform. Click here to learn more!
Improving access to core applications and data is just one of many mandates facing IT, along with improving collaboration, reducing administration costs and improving performance. Fortunately, shops running System z have an advantage. You can integrate and enhance your System z assets faster when you use the version 6.1 update to IBM WebSphere Portal on z/OS. Use it to quickly deploy business applications across the enterprise, reduce costs and increase flexibility with workloads centralized on System z.
See how organizations in several different industries have put an SOA infrastructure to use and discovered untapped value within their businesses. This white paper reveals strategies learned from experience to relieve budget pressures, improve time-to-market, boost productivity and many other benefits from a reusable SOA infrastructure.
There has never been a more important time to uncover process waste, reduce non-value adding activity, and increase productivity. Lean Six Sigma (LSS) produces real results, and when combined with business process management (BPM) and service oriented architecture (SOA) can position a company for growth as the economy begins to improve.
With the economy in constant fluctuation, this white paper is especially timely. “Enhancing your infrastructure in an uncertain economy to support your SOA business initiatives” defines the challenges facing IT executives, and outlines actions they can take now to cut costs, increase productivity and get more out of existing IT investments.
A complex IT infrastructure is a stumbling block for many businesses seeking greater agility in these uncertain times. This white paper shows how a service oriented architecture (SOA) helps align the infrastructure with business needs in order to achieve maximum flexibility.