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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31 results in Reports

  • SOA & Web Services
  • Past 18 months
  • 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,...

    • 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: 111
    • 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: 728
    • 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: 261
      • 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: 235
        • 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: 232
        • 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: 90
        • 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: 150
        • 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: 689
        • 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: 173
        • 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: 390
        • 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: 507
        • 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: 224
        • 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: 2083
        • 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: 182
        • 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: 135
        • 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: 465
        • 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: 600
        • 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: 381
        • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

          Report:How APIs Reframe Business Strategy

          Craft An API Strategy To Enable Digital Business Transformation

          Mobile apps and customer engagement are major drivers for APIs, but there is a more strategic and pervasive reality that should infuse an organization's API strategy and thinking: Done right, APIs...

          • Downloads: 586
        • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

          Report:Quick Take: Amazon Web Services Democratizes Machine Learning

          The Amazon Web Services (AWS) train keeps on a rolling for developers. This time it is a fully managed machine learning service that lets developers create predictive models. Launched on April 9,...

          • Downloads: 219
        • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

          Report:Sizing The Market For API Management Solutions

          US Firms Will More Than Quadruple Their Spending To Support Integration Of Customer Engagement Software

          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...

          • Downloads: 493