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Service-oriented architectures (SOA) and autonomic computing are among the hottest topics in IT today. SOA simplifies integration and facilitates the componentization of enterprise-wide systems, thereby enabling optimal business agility. Autonomic computing allows these systems to oper...
Why do we do what we do? I mean, why do we design and implement SOAs? The truth is we do so to improve our business, thereby making it more adaptable and ready to accept change without major disruptions. However, what does this mean to the bottom line?
The use of the term BPM (business process management) is becoming increasingly confused as former EAI vendors claim BPM capability and the lines between BPM + SOA and ESB applications are blurred. This article will differentiate what is unique and distinct about BPM compared to other t...
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) has become today's technology buzz and it's rapidly becoming a mainstream approach to enterprise systems design. Beyond the buzz of SOA, organizations face several challenges as they attempt to truly effectuate the paradigm shift towards SOA. One cri...
Like many people in the industry, I'm torn over open source software. I'm not opposed to developers creating software and deciding they do it for the love of programming, and have no need for payment - if they want to give their work away, I see no reason why they shouldn't be able to ...
It seems as though as soon as the open source community rallies around a technology, the IT industry starts taking it more seriously - and finds practical application for it. Ironically, although organizations like the concept, despite the maturation of the open source community in a v...
The open source initiatives have transformed the technical landscape by leaps and bounds in the past two decades. It has gone a long way toward breaking the stranglehold of monopolistic software companies over technologies. When programmers have the ability to read, redistribute, and m...