SOA & Web Services

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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251 results in Reports

  • SOA & Web Services
  • 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: 1622
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Don't Talk To Me About APIs!

    Different Language May Help Executives Understand APIs

    There's a potential pothole in the road to an API-rich business strategy: The term "application programming interfaces (APIs)" is one only a techie can love. The term may obscure the critical role...

    • Downloads: 97
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Four Ways APIs Are Changing Banking

    How Financial Services Firms Are Exploiting The API Economy

    Application programming interfaces (APIs) are a critical technology and are reframing the business opportunity within financial services. Digital business strategy executives are ideally placed to...

    • Downloads: 192
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How To Sell API Strategy To Executives

    A Toolkit For Persuasive, Tailor-Made API Conversations

    Just because APIs are important for mobile apps, business agility, and open, dynamic ecosystems doesn't mean they are easy to sell to executives. A big part of the difficulty is that, in many cases,...

    • Downloads: 117
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: API Strategy And Delivery Service Providers

    All Buyers Should Look At API Business Strategy Capabilities

    Far beyond their usefulness for mobile apps and internal integration, APIs open new angles into business strategy. Even CEOs and chief strategy officers need to pay attention. The strategic...

    • Downloads: 176
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:A Developer's Guide To Forrester's Strategies For API Success

    A Guided Tour Of Forrester's Research On APIs And SOA

    APIs and service-oriented architecture (SOA) form a critical foundation for the software that is the backbone of modern business. The biggest mistake we see AD&D pros make is to think of APIs only as...

    • Downloads: 774
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research API Management Solutions Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (US)

    ForecastView Document

    Today's customer-centric, software-powered businesses thrive on connectivity, and connectivity thrives on application programming interfaces (APIs). Mobile apps for customer engagement need APIs to...

    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:APIs Underpin A Digital Business Platform

      Prepare For Digital Transformation's Constant, Unpredictable Change

      While it's true that transforming to realize the benefits of digital business requires specific initiatives such as mobile apps, the Internet of Things, and predictive analytics, it's a mistake to...

      • Downloads: 289
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Forrester Research API Management Solutions Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (US)

      ForecastView Spreadsheet

      Originally created in March 2015, this forecast, made exclusively available for Business Technology ForecastView clients, sizes and forecasts spending in API management solutions by US companies. We...

      • For Security & Risk Professionals

        Report:TechRadar™: Zero Trust Identity Standards, Q1 2016

        Road Map: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

        Security and risk (S&R) professionals must ensure that identity and access information flows seamlessly across system and business boundaries for B2B access, employee single sign-on into cloud apps,...

        • Downloads: 258
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:APIs Turn Disruptions Into Business Opportunities

        Any Industry Can Learn From The Impact Of PSD2 On European Banks

        As industry disruptions go, new government regulations come with long lead times, but executives still can choose shortsighted responses focused solely on regulatory demands. A better response is to...

        • Downloads: 264
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Brief: BIAN Is At The Tipping Point For Banking Applications

        Watch For BIAN's Deliverables For Semantic Services Specifications At The API Level

        Application programming interfaces (APIs) are critically important for application development and delivery (AD&D) teams at banks, but standardized banking APIs are still a long way off. This brief...

        • Downloads: 98
      • For CIO Professionals

        Report:CIOs: Use Your BT Agenda To Support eBusiness Strategy

        Tools And Technology: The CIO Digital Business Transformation Playbook

        Your firm's eBusiness executives are pressing for a new approach to technology management. They are among the first to realize that older approaches to tech management aren't working and offer cogent...

        • Downloads: 158
      • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

        Report:Predictions 2016: Financial Services Execs Wake Up To Digital Transformation

        The Eight Digital Shifts To Expect In Retail Financial Services In 2016

        As digital engagement increases among financial services customers, eBusiness and channel strategy professionals at banks, wealth managers, insurers, and card issuers are pushing toward true digital...

        • Downloads: 753
      • For CIO Professionals

        Report:Quick Take: All Grown Up, AWS Drives Home Its Enterprise-Friendly Advantage

        With Announcements Of New Capabilities Like SPICE, QuickSight, And AWS IoT, Amazon Makes A Play For Even More Enterprise Workloads

        Amazon Web Services (AWS) is not just for applications anymore. Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), and business intelligence (BI) services dominated the announcements at AWS re:Invent 2015 as the...

        • Downloads: 178
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Use APIs And Components To Prepare For The Banking Industry's Increasing Pace

        Watch For Seven Key Banking Application Trends In 2016

        Banking applications do more than offer information about customers, products, services, and the state of the business: They are the primary touchpoints for customers and embody the banking business....

        • Downloads: 423
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:The API Management Solutions Market Heats Up

        New Players Enter And Established Suppliers Advance A Fast-Evolving Market

        APIs have strategic value for business, and API management solutions are a crucial part of any organization's API approach. The market is moving quickly; six important new vendors have entered the...

        • Downloads: 553
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Monetizing APIs: Help Execs Think Bigger, And Drive More Revenue

        Charging For APIs Is Not The Only Way To Make Money

        Clients sometimes ask Forrester, "How are enterprises monetizing APIs?" What they are really asking is, "How are enterprises charging for API usage?" This is certainly a useful question, but...

        • Downloads: 235
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Improve Developer Engagement With Online Portals

        Make Developers Feel Welcome By Following This 10-Step Checklist

        In the age of the customer, it's easy to view customers as either pure consumers of the latest smart gadget or as staid business buyers reachable only via an expensive direct sales force. But there's...

        • Downloads: 146
      • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

        Report:The Top 10 Technology Trends To Watch: 2016 To 2018


        The Age Of The Customer Will Drive Firms To Increase Their Investments In End-To-End Technology Solutions


        Five years into the age of the customer, investments in mobile, cloud, big data, predictive analytics, and social technologies are booming. But unlike previous technology cycles, tech investments...

        • Downloads: 2132
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Market Overview: Mobile Infrastructure Services Aid Developers

        A Rapidly Converging Market Speeds Front-End Developers' Efforts

        Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals have many technology choices when it comes to building mobile apps that win, serve, and retain customers. One of the principal challenges for...

        • Downloads: 190
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Brief: Amazon API Gateway Is Limited But Useful

        The newly released Amazon API Gateway, although quite limited in its feature set, is important in its validation of layered security for APIs. For application development and delivery (AD&D) pros who...

        • Downloads: 140
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Microservices Have An Important Role In The Future Of Solution Architecture

        Notable Risks Call For Careful Preparation And A Measured Approach

        With increasing frequency, microservices are appearing in enterprises' efforts to achieve better software architectures, especially among those operating at scale, such as eBay, Google, Netflix, and...

        • Downloads: 488
      • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

        Report:TechRadar™: Integration Technologies, Q2 2015

        The Range Of Integration Technologies Is Diversifying

        Integration technologies are a middleware category of products to develop, maintain, and execute interfaces between applications and databases. The integration domain is a renewed hot topic for...

        • Downloads: 625
      • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

        Report:Brief: Four Ways APIs Are Changing Your Business

        How To Design An API Strategy That Fuels Digital Business

        Application programming interfaces (APIs) are perhaps the most critical technology in digital business design. They have the power to unlock new revenue streams, transform how you design and deliver...

        • Downloads: 393