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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  • SOA & Web Services
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • 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: 2230
  • 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: 656
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Age Of The Customer Is Shaking Up Integration Technologies And Practices

    It's Time To Renew Your Integration Strategy And Architecture

    Application integration, the replication of operational data and data warehouses, and integration between trading partners all have a long history. While firms have established practices to achieve...

    • Downloads: 371
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Top Technology Trends To Watch: 2014 To 2016

    Businesses are forced to operate at a new pace as they contend with informed customers, smart competitors, and employees who choose to use their own technology for work. These trends change how firms...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Telstra's Business-Led IT Transformation Facilitates Global Operations

    Profile Of An Enterprise Architecture Award Winner

    Managing IT complexity to support business strategy is often a big challenge for enterprise architects at large companies. This effort usually becomes even more difficult to manage when a company has...

    • Downloads: 415
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Technology Innovation Enables Nongfu Spring To Strengthen Market Leadership

    It's not easy for a local Chinese company to grow to occupy the leading position in a highly competitive market segment. But Nongfu Spring did this in the bottled water manufacturing industry in...

    • Downloads: 184
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Business Service Architecture: Shaping The Services Within Your Business Model

    Business Services Unify Portfolios And Help Firms Manage Business Change

    Business capability maps are an excellent conceptual tool for planning and assessment. But your business runs on the physical implementation of people, process, information, and technology, and while...

    • Downloads: 1863
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Freescale Semiconductor Uses Data Services To Analyze Real-Time Data

    Advances in technology that enable real-time data integration and analysis raise the bar for organizations' in-house information management capabilities, but they can provide significant advances in...

    • Downloads: 361
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Topic Overview: Information Architecture

    Information architecture (IA) is a cornerstone of enterprise architecture (EA), but 43% of the architects we surveyed either have not yet addressed this domain or have only begun to implement what...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Top 15 Technology Trends EA Should Watch

    IT organizations need to inform their annual and longer-term plans with an understanding of how changes in technology will enable business outcomes. EA groups are the logical leaders for this effort....

    • Downloads: 3888
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Using SOA And BPM To Support Enterprise Agility

    How A Florida College Used An Integrated Approach To Reach Its Goals

    Case studies are often the best way to illustrate technology's dramatic impact on enterprises. This case study provides an excellent example of how a joint implementation of a service-oriented...

    • Downloads: 866
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Selecting A Comprehensive Integration Solution

    This presentation discusses the factors that should be considered when choosing a comprehensive integration solution. Refer to the recent Forrester document entitled "Create An Enterprise Integration...

    • Downloads: 26
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Create An Enterprise Integration Strategy To Lower Your Costs

    A Methodology For Effectively Addressing Today's Business Integration Challenges

    Enterprises have traditionally tackled integration challenges as an offshoot of their application development activities, but this approach's effectiveness is waning rapidly. As business challenges...

    • Downloads: 1329
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Across All Vertical Industry Groups, The Majority Of SOA Users Are Expanding Its Use

    SOA Satisfaction Is High; Usage Patterns Vary By Industry

    Across Forrester's seven vertical industry groups, service-oriented architecture (SOA) penetration ranges from 75% among utilities and telecom enterprises to 49% for public sector enterprises....

    • Downloads: 531
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:SOA Is Far From Dead — But It Should Be Buried

    Doing SOA Right Opens The Door To A Much Bigger Architecture Vision

    Sparked by a tinderbox of economic jitters and technology backlash, a recent thread of industry discussion cries out, "SOA is dead!" Although many have had fun with the discussion, it is in fact...

    • Downloads: 1328
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Five Hot Technologies For Enterprise Architects

    SOA Lives Up To Expectations With Hot Technologies Paving The Way

    Forrester surveyed 140 enterprise architects, IT planners, and IT strategists on their take on service-oriented architecture (SOA) and 19 software infrastructure technologies. The outcome? Enterprise...

    • Downloads: 1140
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Topic Overview: How BPM Can Help The Bottom Line In Difficult Financial Times

    BPM-Enabled Improvements In Business Agility Flow To The Bottom Line

    The current global economic crisis is putting increasing pressure on enterprise architects to find new — and more cost-effective — ways of meeting business needs. One software category in...

    • Downloads: 2494
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:SOA Policy Management: Vendors And Products

    The Market Landscape For SOA Policy Management Infrastructure And Services

    Service-oriented architecture (SOA) policy management is an important and emerging subset of SOA strategy, SOA governance, and SOA platform planning. Because SOA policy features and functions are...

    • Downloads: 1024
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Service Buses, Q1 2009

    Progress Software, Oracle, Software AG, IBM, And TIBCO Software Lead Among Commercial And Open Source Solutions

    In Forrester's 171-criteria evaluation of enterprise service bus (ESB) vendors, we found that Progress Software, Oracle, Software AG, IBM, and TIBCO Software support the broadest range of protocols...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:2009 Update: Evaluating Integration Alternatives

    Scenario-Based Guidance For Choosing Products That Provide Application, Process, And Data Integration Features

    Technical innovation and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity continue to drive the evolution of the integration marketplace, leading to a market with a significantly different array of features...

    • Downloads: 2397
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Web Services Security Specifications: WS-Security Achieves Critical Mass Of User Adoption

    Current use of WS-Security doubled over the past two years: Now 30% of enterprises pursuing service-oriented architecture (SOA) use WS-Security as part of their SOA and Web services security...

    • Downloads: 532
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Establishing A Solid Architecture Foundation For SOA Policy Infrastructure

    Plan To Extend Your SOA Platform With SOA Policy Management

    Service-oriented architecture (SOA) policy adds important business and technical flexibility to an SOA-based solution, and it requires coordinated use of features and functions from multiple types of...

    • Downloads: 785
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Pursuing SOA In Hard Times

    Adjusting Best Practices For SOA When Resources Are Tight

    Big bang approaches to service-oriented architecture (SOA) are hard to justify at any time but near impossible to justify in hard times. Instead, you must tie SOA progress directly to current-day...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Measuring SOA Service Reuse

    Look To IT Costs And Business Value For A Complete Picture

    Service reuse is both a feature and a benefit of service-oriented architecture (SOA). On the one hand, reuse is among the most easily measured behaviors in SOA. On the other hand, reuse statistics...

    • Downloads: 687
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA Pros: Must-Read Research In An Economic Downturn

    Economists are debating the length and depth of the economic impact of the credit crunch and the October market meltdown. What can enterprise architects do to survive or — dare we think it...

    • Downloads: 1469