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Web services are rapidly emerging as the most practical approach for integrating a wide array of customer, vendor, and business-partner applications. While many companies have begun to deploy individual Web services, the real value will come when enterprises can connect services togeth...
In July 2002, BEA, IBM, and Microsoft released a trio of specifications designed to support business transactions over Web services. BPEL4WS, WS-Transaction, and WS-Coordination together form the bedrock for reliably choreographing Web services-based applications.
While the vision of process management is not new, existing theories and systems have not been able to cope with the reality of business processes - until now. By placing business processes on center stage, as first class citizens in computing, corporations can gain the capabilities th...
Until now, the options available for implementing business flows in a typical enterprise-computing environment were daunting. IT project managers had to choose between complex high-end EAI/BPM solutions and high-risk application development projects. More often than not, IT decision ma...
In one day, a CIO receives two dreaded e-mails from the CEO, who is acting under board pressure to change the company's fortunes. The first 'asks' for a revised IT budget reflecting a 15% cut for the rest of the year. The second calls for new ways of using IT resources to capitalize on...
Web services technology is rapidly evolving to meet the complex needs of the enterprise customer. The ability to integrate and assemble individual Web services into standards-based business processes is an important element of the service-oriented enterprise and the overall Web service...
While carefully sorting out junk mail in my inbox late one evening, I came across something that caught my attention. First of all, as product review editor, it is my duty and responsibility to give the subject line of any e-mail a quick once-over for Web service buzz words before I gi...
Business processes reach across enterprises and partners, and require a range of complex functions. As the reach and range of your business processes increase, consider (a) moving these functions into an integration network, such as an enterprise service bus (ESB); and (b) recursively ...
Today's economy requires that businesses take a pragmatic approach to managing productivity and costs. The mandate is to optimize efficient processes throughout the organization. In the ongoing search to improve IT productivity, many companies are looking at business process management...
Companies have been looking for ways to open, or expose, key pieces of their enterprise applications to customers and partners since the Internet took off as a business tool. They want the efficiency, cost savings, and ability to conduct business around the clock that access to key app...
Having been endorsed by virtually every technology vendor on the planet, Web services are now evolving from 'feature' to 'fabric.' They are moving from the latest buzzword (hot new feature) to a mature and accepted technology (fabric of the technology landscape). The hype is fading; it...
Being left handed and, therefore, left footed, I once tried to take dancing lessons so I'd look a little less ungainly at family functions like weddings. My father, who's ambidextrous, makes it look easy. Of course, I always forget that when he was growing up, dancing was the main soc...
Long touted as a revolutionary technology, Web services promise to make IT infrastructures obsolete. They enable the free flow of information across systems, lowering the cost and complexity of integration across entire enterprises.