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When looking at technology buying patterns in the world of SOA, there's one common thread. The Global 2000, and many government agencies, are purchasing from their existing vendors, no matter what the needs or requirements. I call these solutions purchasing 'comfort technologies' since...
Covergence is the creator of Eclipse, an award-winning series of next-generation session border control solutions. Recently, the company unveiled the Covergence Policy Manager, a policy enforcement solution for real-time applications. Using Policy Manager, organizations can now build s...
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has been discussed as an important architectural style for the last few years. Organizations have started to develop service-oriented solutions and many are now leveraging services in their production environments. SOA introduces new technical comple...
The financial services industry is well suited to application solutions based on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) due to the heterogeneity across front-, mid-, and back-office systems and different business lines. Many financial services firms, particularly those that have undergone...
Merger and acquisition expenditures exceeded $2.7 trillion worldwide in 2005 and are expected to grow through 2009. However, according to McKinsey and Company, the big global strategy consultancy, 'Half or more of the big mergers fail to create significant shareholder value.... The sad...
The Web is evolving as an open platform with rich user interface capabilities of desktop clients. This has triggered user-driven management of service consumer ecosystems, expanding the reach of SOA with rich interactive controls and Web 2.0 tools to access the Web content and services...
As architects and developers continue to design and implement Web Services in distributed environments, they are faced with a versioning issue - namely, how do you deprecate, evolve, and continue to use different versions of the same service with multiple service consumers. This articl...
I have no children myself, but I've watched my nieces and nephew grow from newborns to walking, talking, independent individuals over the years. To me, one of the most fascinating parts of watching a child grow is seeing them go from their first tentative, hesitant steps to toddling ar...