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Service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services management apply enterprise management concepts to SOA's service interface layer, implementing key aspects of SOA-based flexibility by enforcing policy and monitoring activity for service requests before they are delivered to the business logic of the service.

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88 results in Reports

  • SOA & Web Services
  • Application Development & Delivery
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Software Innovation Requires A Loosely-Coupled Application Architecture

    Amazon.com and its web-native cousins are the envy of many traditional organizations feeling pressure from competitors that innovate more rapidly. What's the critical enabler for rapid software...

    • Downloads: 178
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Product APIs Create Distinct Customer Value And Opportunity

    There's a dark horse in the race to customer innovation through application programming interfaces (APIs). Through APIs, banks, healthcare firms, telcos, retailers, logistics firms, and many others...

    • Downloads: 131
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Mobile Access To Back-End Systems

    The Uses And Limitations Of Screen-Scraping

    Mobile applications are the linchpins of business strategies to attract, retain, and delight customers. Mobile developers, in turn, need access to customer data typically resident in back-end systems...

    • Downloads: 183
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How To Manage APIs For Customer Engagement

    APIs Need More Than API Management

    Application programming interfaces (APIs) are central to any organization's software strategy to win, retain, and serve customers. As a result, development leaders are scrutinizing API management...

    • Downloads: 294
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Full Impact Of BIAN's Semantic Specifications Requires Compliant, Off-The-Shelf Solutions

    The BIAN Revisited Series: Part 2

    BIAN — the Banking Industry Architecture Network, a nonprofit organization working on definitions of semantically standardized business services for banking — has worked on semantic...

    • Downloads: 88
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Banking Industry Architecture Network Delivers On Semantic Business Services Specifications

    The BIAN Revisited Series: Part 1

    The Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN), a nonprofit organization, has been working on semantic specifications of business services for the banking industry for a couple of years. Just...

    • Downloads: 162
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Mobile Needs A Four-Tier Engagement Platform

    Road Map: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Mobile is pushing aging web architectures to the brink. The three-tier architecture built for a browser-led PC world can't flex, scale, or respond to the needs of a good mobile experience or the...

    • Downloads: 897
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The 10 Most Important Technology Trends In Business Application Architecture Today

    Understand These Trends To Shape Your Application Strategy

    This report enumerates the top 10 technology trends that are reshaping the nature and value proposition of business applications today and in the coming years. Application delivery leaders,...

    • Downloads: 1122
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Increase Flexibility By Embracing Future Business And Technology Trends

    Vision: The Business Applications Playbook

    This report outlines Forrester's vision for the future of business applications. It summarizes the key business drivers and trends that are reshaping the value proposition of business applications....

    • Downloads: 1865
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SOA Plays An Important Role In A Telco Merger

    EE Uses SOA To Unify Business Operations Across Three Separate Brands

    Service-oriented architecture (SOA) strategies continue to add significant value in the industry. EE, a UK digital telecommunications company formed by merging the UK operations of T-Mobile and...

    • Downloads: 154
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Drive Business Agility And Value By Increasing Your API And SOA Maturity

    Forrester's Eight Central Elements Of Service-Based Maturity Provide A Foundation For Achieving Business Agility Via APIs And SOA

    Effective strategies for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and application programming interfaces (APIs) require maturity on multiple fronts. Application development teams and solution architects...

    • Downloads: 538
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:API Design, Part 4: Future-Proof And Secure Your APIs To Fit Your Usage Scenarios

    Data Ownership Guides Security; Versioning Strategy And Open-Ended Design Protect Your APIs' Futures

    To fully exploit the business opportunity available through application programming interfaces (APIs), your designers must consider each API's purpose and audience as they answer a wide range of...

    • Downloads: 499
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:API Design, Part 1: REST Is The Leading But Not Only Option For Your APIs

    Favor Pragmatic REST Over REST Theory; Use SOAP And MOM Where Appropriate

    To fully exploit the business opportunity available through application programming interfaces (APIs), your designers must consider each API's purpose and audience as they answer a wide range of...

    • Downloads: 542
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:API Design, Part 3: Make Transactions And Error Handling Clear In Your API Designs

    Ensure That Your Choice Of Messaging Style Does Not Interfere With The Design Clarity Of Your API

    To fully exploit the business opportunity available through application programming interfaces (APIs), your designers must consider each API's purpose and audience as they answer a wide range of...

    • Downloads: 461
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:API Design, Part 2: Design Messaging Styles By Balancing Reach With Your Other Design Goals

    To Foster API Acceptance, Design Around Your API Users' Messaging Preferences And Need For Other Capabilities

    To fully exploit the business opportunity available through application programming interfaces (APIs), your designers must consider each API's purpose and audience as they select messaging types for...

    • Downloads: 480
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Establish Your API Design Strategy

    APIs Are A Key Embodiment Of Your Digital Business

    When designed well, application programming interfaces (APIs) for the open Web create a wide range of business opportunity. The problem that application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals...

    • Downloads: 740
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: API Management Platforms, Q1 2013

    Layer 7 And WSO2 Lead This Emerging Field

    In Forrester's 15-criteria evaluation of application programming interface (API) management platform vendors, Layer 7 and WSO2 — and their solutions — rose to the top, followed by Intel,...

    • Downloads: 1249
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Financial Services Firms Prepare For The Business Applications Of The Future

    Service-Oriented Architecture Has Reached A Mature State In Banking

    Today's financial services firms often find their application landscape can no longer cope with their most urgent business drivers. Forrester's Q3 2012 Global Financial Services Architecture Online...

    • Downloads: 556
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Digital Business Design Is The New Integration

    Create A Cohesive Business From Your (Seemingly Random) Collection Of Applications And Data

    Integration is a perennial challenge for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals. Vintage, monolithic applications are hard to deal with, and point solutions abound, including point...

    • Downloads: 839
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:KonyOne Offers A Flexible, Low-Code Platform

    Going Hands On With KonyOne Shows How Middleware Is Evolving

    In the latest installment in our "hands-on mobile" series, we rebuild and deploy the simple mobile application we built last fall with the KonyOne mobile middleware platform. The KonyOne platform...

    • Downloads: 264
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Integrated SOA Governance, Q1 2012

    Software AG, Progress Software, IBM, And SOA Software Lead; Oracle, WSO2, And Tibco Software Have Strong Solutions

    In Forrester's 121-criteria evaluation of integrated service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance vendors, we found that Software AG, Progress Software (Progress), IBM, and SOA Software lead the...

    • Downloads: 1102
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Case Study: IOR Transformed To Increase Business Agility

    Pragmatic Adoption Of SOA, Agile, Open Source, And Cultural Change Tactics Yielded Improved Business-IT Relationships And A More-Agile Organization

    The Vatican Bank, or Istituto per le Opere di Religione (IOR), transformed its application development and delivery organization over a three-year period to become: 1) agile — to respond to...

    • Downloads: 395
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: SOA Service Life-Cycle Management, Q1 2012

    Software AG, Progress Software, And SOA Software Lead; IBM, Oracle, HP, And WSO2 Have Strong Solutions

    In Forrester's 55-criteria evaluation of service-oriented architecture (SOA) service life-cycle management (SLM) vendors, we found that Software AG, Progress Software, and SOA Software lead the pack....

    • Downloads: 1080
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Standalone SOA Management Solutions, Q4 2011

    Progress Software Leads; IBM, SOA Software, WSO2, And Managed Methods Have Strong Solutions

    In Forrester's 51-criteria evaluation of standalone service-oriented architecture (SOA) management solution vendors, we found that Progress Software leads the pack with its broad and deep...

    • Downloads: 774
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: SOA Application Gateways, Q4 2011

    Layer 7, Vordel, IBM, and Forum Systems Lead, With Intel Close Behind

    In Forrester's 45-criteria evaluation of service-oriented architecture (SOA) application gateway vendors, we found that Layer 7 Technologies (Layer 7), Vordel, IBM, and Forum Systems lead the pack...

    • Downloads: 1039