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In our daily personal interactions with businesses of all sizes we all experience sub-optimal business processes. How many times have you tried to buy an item of clothing only to find that the store doesn't have your size? Then when you ask the shop assistant, he responds that a new de...
Like many other enterprises, IBM is transforming itself in response to fierce global competition and partnering, real security threats, the plethora of regulatory requirements, and demands for more flexibility and agility. Service-oriented thinking and Service Oriented Architecture (SO...
Today's Internet-driven business environment is forcing companies to become more agile, enabling them to react quickly to changes in global markets and respond decisively to moves by competitors. At the same time, companies also need to use disparate internal and external systems as ne...
Master Data Management (MDM) is often defined as 'management of master data (customer, product, supplier, etc.) that is shared across disparate IT systems and groups.' However, this simplistic description doesn't do justice to the complexity of the MDM's task and problem area. Master D...
The SOA reference architecture (RA) provides a bridge between the concepts and vocabulary defined by the SOA Reference model and the implementation of a SOA. The SOA reference architecture models the abstract architectural elements for a SOA independent of the technologies, protocols, ...
Sometimes it seems like it takes forever for new technology to be adopted, and even when a technology goes mainstream, it seems as if people cling to the old ways long after a better way has been shown. Heck, I drive a car but still have a couple of horses - sometimes you just want the...