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Vol. 8 Iss: 2

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Many SOA projects are created out of hype, not need. Clearly many enterprises are 'managing by magazine' and are more concerned about doing something cool rather than doing something helpful. You know the difference, and I'm sure there are both types of projects in your organization to...
Next-generation middleware exploits IBM System z specialty engines, redefining mainframe total cost of ownership and spurring expanded legacy participation in Service Oriented Architectures. Of all the wonders Service Oriented Architecture has wrought in the business world, one of the ...
Integration professionals have realized that point-to-point integration dramatically increases the complexity of building and maintaining corporate business processes. One manifestation of this is the increasing popularity of Service Oriented Architectures. To achieve maximum benefit f...
For years, the telecom industry has been aggressively expanding into IT services to offset declining revenue from traditional voice and data services. Today telecom's infrastructure-focused IT services such as computer hosting are already commoditized. Telecom companies are trying to f...
As a student of physics, Albert Einstein is one of my personal heroes. Aside from being one of the most brilliant minds to ever contemplate the universe, Albert had a way with words. One of his quotes strikes me as particularly apropos for this month's issue - 'Any intelligent fool can...
'Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.' ? Albert Einstein - From the mainframe to the Internet age software projects have gotten delivered or deployed in increments. A whole project is never del...
Over the last several years, integration technology has been growing by leaps and bounds. The XML/REST/Web Services/SOA revolution has driven engineers and software firms to create an abundance of protocols, adaptors, transports, containers, standards, best practices...you name it. The...
The lines between embedded and enterprise computing are blurring. As embedded devices become more and more networked, they form a perimeter at the edge of our enterprise data centers and a rich source of real-time, real-world information. These newcomers to the enterprise are coming of...