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03/25/2010 Defining, Designing, and Implementing SOA-Based Data Service Gold Club Protected
Defining, Designing, and Implementing SOA-Based Data Service by David Linthicum Short Description: Learn how to define, design, and implement SOA-based data services to solve core data integration problems. Find out how use data services to deliver a trusted, timely single view of data and to create a virtual data warehouse for operational BI.
01/25/2010 Smarter Banking Processes in 2010: Shrink Costs, Build Profitability and Respond Dynamically with Business Rules in Banking Gold Club Protected
Lenders use business rule management systems (BRMS) to externalize business logic from hard-coded applications, creating dramatic improvements in flexibility, speed and efficiency. BRMS enhances agility, with key decisions in banking processes changed in real-time to days rather than months, leading to lower costs and better results in areas like payments, onboarding, customer care, risk management, and lending.
01/25/2010 COBOL Whitepaper: Enrich the Decisioning of your COBOL Applications Gold Club Protected
With IBM WebSphere ILOG JRules and IBM WebSphere ILOG Rules for COBOL, you can externalize and manage the business rules in your organization’s COBOL applications without disruption or a major development project. Furthermore, you can use the externalized rules as decision services within an SOA strategy.
01/25/2010 Why Business Rules? A Case for Business Users of Information Technology Gold Club Protected
Applications constructed with a BRMS, such as the IBM® WebSphere® ILOG BRMS offerings—the JRules and Rules for .NET BRMS product lines can deliver flexibility to business systems and agility to the organization by enhancing the ability to automate decisions with a high degree of precision and personalization. And they provide a set of integrated environments specifically designed to meet the needs of various business and technical users who participate together in the creation, deployment and ongoing maintenance of business rules.
01/25/2010 Smarter Insurance Processes in 2010: Streamline Insurance Processes with Business Rules to Cut Costs, Speed Operations and Respond Dynamically to Change Gold Club Protected
Smarter insurance processes go beyond basic automation by adding intelligent decisioning capabilities for greater agility, speed and transparency. This automation not only cuts costs by reducing manual tasks, bottlenecks and errors—it also delivers the right answer to the right person at the right time.
01/22/2010 Service-Oriented Transformation: A Proven Approach for Large-Scale Change Gold Club Protected
Global management consultant A.T. Kearney identifies complexity and inconsistent data as the biggest IT-related barriers to their companies' growth. These barriers are particularly disruptive where a company is seeking to undertake a business transformation. This white paper examines a Service Oriented Architecture approach, which has shown great promise in allowing retail companies to ensure their business and IT needs are aligned, while providing the flexibility that a transformation demands.
01/14/2010 Building the Agile Enterprise powered by Services Oriented Architecture Gold Club Protected
In the face of near-constant changes to market conditions, the design of the enterprise is itself changing. Today, business agility - the ability to adapt to market conditions - is recognized as an important competitive differentiator. But hampering business agility, and therefore growth, is the ability of information systems to adapt in line with organizational information demands.
01/12/2010 Understanding the Business Benefits of an Open Source SOA Platform Gold Club Protected
A Hurwitz White Paper
Open source has been proven particularly effective when implementing SOA. Using open source reduces the cost of tools while providing a range of options from different providers. Having access to the source code also eliminates concerns about vendor lock-in. Finally, open source offers a broad and supportive community and ecosystem to support the SOA initiative. At the same time, commercial open source SOA tools carry with them the full support of a well-established vendor.
01/08/2010 Smarter Systems for an Uncertain World Gold Club Protected
In an increasingly uncertain world, businesses require agility more than ever. But no organization can be more agile than its systems. This white paper from James Taylor explains how Decision Management transforms your hard-to-change IT applications into action–oriented, flexible, predictive, smarter systems that learn and adapt.
12/08/2009 The 11 Secrets of Business Rules Success Gold Club Protected

Managing business rules gives you control over high-volume operational decisions and delivers unprecedented agility. Equipped with decades of experience developing decision management applications, FICO has developed 11 steps to help you make the most of business rules. This white paper details the 11 secrets to business rule success, and explores how to balance speed and quality when building a rules-based approach to decision management.

11/19/2009 Using Open-Source SOA in an Enterprise Deployment Gold Club Protected
Many companies are turning to a service-oriented architecture (SOA) approach to use their existing IT assets in new ways. Application functionality is made available as a service, available to all applications that use that particular capability. Business managers know that an SOA is a key technology in business integration, and can help increase agility, improve customer satisfaction, and increase responsiveness.
11/19/2009 Lightweight Services: Recomposing SOA for the Current Economic Times Gold Club Protected
A constrained economy hasn't offset the need for increased business integration within the fast and responsive enterprise. Staying ahead of competition requires federation with vendors, suppliers, customers, and staff to deliver the value that the enterprise promises. Learn how a careful choice of technologies and middleware such as Sun's LightWeight services platform, become even more critical.
11/11/2009 5 Steps to Choosing the Right BPM Suite Gold Club Protected

Choosing a BPM Suite, rather than a series of disparate applications, will significantly decrease your costs, increase your time to benefit, and increase your flexibility and agility in managing and improving multiple processes. BPM Suites can deliver significant business benefits and a fast ROI – but only if you choose the right one.

11/11/2009 Building a Business Case for BPM Gold Club Protected

Business Process Management (BPM) initiatives are growing in popularity — largely because so many organizations have proven the value that BPM can deliver. With a relatively low investment in technology and resources, huge gains in process efficiency, productivity, control, and business agility can be achieved. This white paper is designed to provide a repeatable framework for developing a business case for new or continued justification of BPM projects — with the objective being to help accelerate the startup time and enable more organizations to realize success from BPM.

11/11/2009 The Business of SOA Gold Club Protected

Enterprise Architecture (EA), Business Process Analysis (BPA) and Business Process Management (BPM) are integral to effective service-orientation. SOA relies on the work of EA, BPA and BPM to define, analyze, and execute resources where SOA has the best effect. The result is an agile enterprise in which business models drive executable business processes powered by a portfolio of services.

10/14/2009 Smarter Insurance Processes in 2010: Streamline Insurance Processes with Business Rules to Cut Costs, Speed Operations and Respond Dynamically to Change Gold Club Protected
Smarter insurance processes go beyond basic automation by adding intelligent decisioning capabilities for greater agility, speed and transparency. This automation not only cuts costs by reducing manual tasks, bottlenecks and errors—it also delivers the right answer to the right person at the right time.
10/07/2009 The Right Way To Integrate Data For Application Integration Gold Club Protected

A White Paper by David S. Linthicum

Traditional data integration approaches within the service-oriented architecture (SOA) movement – such as enterprise application integration (EAI) or enterprise service bus (ESB) – are not as effective as you might think. Data integration is extremely complex, and requires the right tool for the job. The way data integration is implemented, and the technology leveraged, can make all the difference.

EAI tools and ESBs look good on architecture diagrams, but the lack of focus on the data typically leads to disaster. Without an efficient way to transform raw data into a strategic asset, manufacturers cannot shorten product life cycles, increase customer satisfaction, and improve their response to market demands.

This David S. Linthicum LLC white paper, The Right Way To Integrate Data For Application Integration, explains:

  • The challenges a sporting goods manufacturer experiences when using the wrong data integration tools and failing to take the complexity of its data into account
  • How to understand your own data integration needs and select the right tool for the job
  • Things to consider when choosing a data integration technology, including the ability to handle larger amounts of large data sets and integrated data quality, etc.

David Linthicum is an internationally known expert in EAI, SOA, and cloud computing. He has formed or enhanced many of the ideas behind modern distributed computing including EAI, B2B Application Integration, and SOA, approaches and technologies in wide use today.

07/16/2009 SOA Whitepaper: Multichannel SOA and Business Rule Management Systems Gold Club Protected
This paper presents service-oriented architecture (SOA) through the eyes of people with different roles within an organization. It will show their needs, challenges and tasks as they relate to SOA.
07/14/2009 Forrester TEI Report Gold Club Protected
Forrester examines how one communications service provider used Progress Software's Actional solution to reduce the amount of time to fix critical issues by 85% and decrease the number of critical issues by 20% per year.
07/14/2009 Assessment Guide: Are Your Business-Critical Applications at Risk? Gold Club Protected
Assess risk factors and gauge your applications' effectiveness in supporting revenue growth, customer satisfaction and business success. This guide enables you to create a high-level overview of each business critical application in your portfolio.
07/14/2009 Progress named a leader in independent report on Standalone SOA And Web Services Management Solutions Gold Club Protected
To assess the state of the standalone SOA management solutions market and see how the vendors stack up against each other, Forrester evaluated the top standalone SOA management solutions vendors. After examining past research, user need assessments, and vendor and expert interviews, they developed a comprehensive set of evaluation criteria.
05/18/2009 Hurwitz SOA Whitepaper Gold Club Protected
Adopting an open source SOA allows better allocation of IT resources, away from solving internal infrastructure and systems issues, to solving business problems that directly impact customer experience and revenue generation.
05/18/2009 Open Source Middleware Reference Architecture Whitepaper Gold Club Protected
This is a roadmap of open source middleware capabilities across a diverse set of application requirements.
05/04/2009 Best of Breed Mainframe Integration and SOA Tools Gold Club Protected
A buyer's guide for tools to help with mainframe integration leveraging SOA.

In today’s IT marketplace it is easy to think that mainframes are being marginalised more and more in companies across the world. Indeed, not so long ago the story was that the mainframe was the dinosaur, headed towards global extinction. This forecast has, of course, been thoroughly disproved, as many companies continue to gain great business benefit from their mainframe investments. Indeed, the mainframe actually seems to be staging a resurgence as people realise that its unsurpassed levels of availability, scalability and performance are still as important to business today as they were twenty years ago.

This paper considers the topic of mainframe SOA, and identifies the best-of-breed characteristics to look for in evaluating any mainframe SOA toolset, in order to help companies make the decision that will best suit their individual needs.
04/27/2009 FUSE - An Open Source Enterprise Service Bus Gold Club Protected
One of the compelling stories in open source is the potential for bringing SOA to unserved and underserved markets -- such as smaller businesses and departments of larger organizations. In essence, people who don't have the budgets for SOA solutions and consultants. SOA has been part and parcel of high-margin business for vendors, but the time for market disruption may be here.

Open source solutions such as the FUSE ESB may pave the way for this shift toward this new generation of commoditized SOA deployments. FUSE actively participates in the respective developer communities and gives practically all of the code that it develops in-house back to these communities. Download this white paper to read more.
03/19/2009 Using Open-Source SOA in an Enterprise Deployment - Reducing costs, lowering risks, and increasing flexibility Gold Club Protected
Companies choose SOA to increase agility, simplify their IT infrastructure, and reduce cost pressures. This can be difficult with solutions that are delivered under a “closed source” model. With proprietary or closed source solutions

An Open-source approach to SOA solutions provides significant benefits when compared to closed, proprietary platforms. This paper provides a brief overview of the benefits of open source and the business drivers behind its market momentum.
02/11/2009 Maximize Business Value with Right-Time Information Using Data Services Gold Club Protected
How agile is your business? It's a question you can't afford to ignore, especially since being agile is how businesses effectively thrive in today's competitive environment. Unfortunately, too many organizations lack timely access to accurate, reliable, and relevant information, that drives business agility.

Therefore, organizations are forced to rethink how they access and integrate enterprise data across business unit silos and corporate firewalls. Application-centric integration approaches—SOA, BPM, EAI, and ESB—promise agility, but fail to deliver on that promise unless complemented by a sophisticated data integration platform that delivers holistic and accurate information as a service to consuming applications and business processes, exactly at the speed of the business.

Download this compelling Informatica White Paper to learn how your IT organization can leverage the power of a sophisticated data services solution to implement an agile enterprise information management (EIM) strategy. Discover how you can maximize business agility with right-time information to increase competitive advantage, improve compliance, and reduce cost, complexity, and risk.
01/12/2009 Information Strategies for Insurance Carriers Whitepaper Gold Club Protected
How to improve Insurer’s “3A’s” (Accessibility, Accuracy, Actionability) score? The Path from B & B (“bits & bytes”) to AI (“actionable information”)
01/05/2009 Comprehensive SOA Governance Gold Club Protected
Learn how effective SOA governance enables SOA success, and how to evaluate technologies that support your SOA governance strategy.
12/17/2008 Forrester Case Study: Qwest Uses Process Simulation to Move at the Speed of Business Change Gold Club Protected
Learn how Qwest, a telecommunications company located in North America created a business process center of excellence and implemented a business project management suite (BPMS) that streamlined disjointed processes, facilitated change management, and captured process standards.
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