To find out the latest thinking about SOA security, I turned to a couple of ciphers — namely, TriCipher, and nCipher, two online security companies that recently conducted surveys on the state of advanced security. The results point to the fact that we have the technology for security, but we're going to have to work at managing the processes associated with security.
Service technology -- from SOA to cloud to IT service management -- promises many "-ilities": greater agility, flexibility, and reusability. Joe McKendrick explores the challenges and opportunities with service orientation, and how to capitalize on these emerging computing philosophies.
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"Our existing approaches to integration and application development were costly to implement and sustain, fragmented and hard to consolidate, and time-consuming and slow to deliver value," says Kevin Poulter, application development manager for British American Tobacco, explaining why his company adopted an SOA approach.
BEA Systems is having a very busy summer. I can only imagine what it's like to work there -- keep your summer vacation time down to a day, please.
What might the job description for an enterprise-minded, SOA architect read like? Good question -- and one that ZapThink's Ron Schmelzer takes on in a recent piece.
George Martin, legendary producer of a legendary band called the Beatles, was recently quoted as saying he "disapproves of modern technology because now anyone can make a record in the comfort of their own home." He also noted that, "with iPods, mini-recorders and all the new technology, people can lie in their bath and make a rock record.
ZDNet is reporting today that Amazon has filed a patent application for an online marketplace where consumers search and pay for Web services. (Here is a link to the patent application.
I always find IDC's Dan Kusnetzky to be an incredible source of wisdom about all things IT. Lately, Dan shared with me some of what he calls the "Golden Rules of IT.
In recent posts, I've been talking about legacy systems, how certain systems seem to have lasted, and will continue to last, through the ages. Like Rocks of Gibraltar.
IBM just announced another, more powerful mainframe -- and there are plenty of implications for SOA and Web services. Today Big Blue announced the 'z9,' which the vendor claims can process one billion transactions per day, more than double the number the previous biggest iron of iron, the zSeries z990, could handle.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. is investing heavily in the promise of SOA.