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Vol: 5 Iss: 6

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Starting this month, to meet the needs of our readers we are introducing a new page for Frequently Asked Questions that will be addressed by our esteemed editorial board. No topic is too basic or too advanced to be discussed here. Please send us your queries and we will provide you wit...
Performance is often an afterthought when building new systems, and I'm finding that services are no exception. Truth be told, most services out there just function. They are not optimized to scale, and SOAs are running into walls as those services hit the upper limit. If we don't lear...
As SOA and Web services adoption in the industry is gaining more momentum, the need to get quick wins and to show the value of adopting new (or old) paradigms is weighed against the risk of facing the repercussions of slapping something together in a quick and dirty fashion and paying ...
Today's business environment is changing rapidly. Business dynamics and technological innovations have left organizations with a disparate mix of operating systems, applications, and databases - making it difficult, time consuming, and costly for IT departments to deliver new applicati...
The moniker 'Shared Data Services' has a sexy ring to it, and in a market where service-oriented architecture is the topic du jour, you may be tempted to roll your eyes... but don't. Pantero targets an important segment where business spends $80 billion annually on integration and anot...
Over the last decade, supply chains have evolved to keep pace with changing business dynamics. This is especially true in high-tech electronics, where companies depend on an extended value chain of component suppliers, outsourced manufacturers, and logistics partners - not to mention B...
Sometimes when we're faced with addressing a complex engineering problem it's helpful to reflect on antipatterns. Doing so does more than track wrong solutions to common problems; it also focuses the mind on the interaction of the most important elements of the problem domain. This is ...
Business data is one of the most critical components of the IT portfolio of any enterprise. Most e-business applications are responsible for reading and writing business data in some form or other. Therefore, the efficient storage, retrieval, and management of the data constitute a cha...
When I was in college, I considered becoming a teacher, but then the thought of the pay scale as well as some time spent substitute teaching convinced me that computers might be a better way to go. I mention this because I never did get the chance to take any education courses, so I do...