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  • May 18, 2007 18 May'07

    Merrill Lynch uses SOA to overhaul operations

    Merrill Lynch is transforming its operational infrastructure in support of wholesale business change using a service oriented architecture (SOA) strategy.

  • May 17, 2007 17 May'07

    SOA toolbox

    A service oriented architecture is the latest idea to come out of the IT industry, designed to ease reusability of software and services.

  • May 15, 2007 15 May'07

    Oracle increases support for developers

    Oracle has increased its support for Java and Web developers with a variety of new tools.

  • May 11, 2007 11 May'07

    SOA popularity will keep growing, says Gartner

    Service-oriented architecture (SOA) will be used in more than half of new mission-critical operational applications and business processes designed this year and in more than 80% by 2010, according to analyst firm Gartner.

  • May 03, 2007 03 May'07

    Tibco ONE Project eases SOA integration

    Tibco Software has unveiled the Tibco ONE Project, designed to help ease firms’ adoption of service oriented architectures.

  • May 03, 2007 03 May'07

    Micro Focus and IBM team up to ease integration

    Micro Focus has partnered with IBM to integrate its Mainframe Express Enterprise Edition with IBM’s service-orientated architecture (SOA) software.

  • May 02, 2007 02 May'07

    Ovum study discovers secret of IT success

    A survey of 300 companies by analyst Ovum has discovered the IT initiatives that lead to successful IT operations.

  • April 26, 2007 26 Apr'07

    IBM announces Websphere Portal with Web 2.0 support

    IBM has announced a simplified Websphere Portal offering with enhanced Web 2.0 tooling and a set of tailored business-ready packages or “accelerators”.

  • April 23, 2007 23 Apr'07

    Hot Skills: Eclipse broadens horizons for Web 2.0

    Java integration platform is designed to give developers freedom of choice

  • April 19, 2007 19 Apr'07

    Oracle patches 36 security holes

    Oracle has issued patches for 36 holes in the database management system, application server, E-Business Suite and JD Edwards and PeopleSoft software.

  • April 13, 2007 13 Apr'07

    Oasis aims to simplify SOA development

    Oasis, the international standards consortium, is aiming to ease the development of applications based on a Service Orientated Architecture (SOA).

  • April 02, 2007 02 Apr'07

    Energy group gets flexible with SOA

    The British Energy Group, which is responsible for generating more than 20% of the nation's electricity, is to adopt a service oriented architecture (SOA) to help it adapt its IT infrastructure to rapid changes in the energy market.

  • March 30, 2007 30 Mar'07

    IBM targets JBoss users with free Linux tool

    IBM is targeting JBoss users with a free Linux enterprise server tool.

  • March 29, 2007 29 Mar'07

    Irish Life trades up on interoperability

    Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM), which makes IT applications for the finance industry, is to develop future products that integrate under a service orientated architecture (SOA) following calls from customers for greater interoperability.

  • March 26, 2007 26 Mar'07

    Free web applications manager from Oracle

    Oracle has begun shipping Oracle Application Express Release 3.0, a free tool designed to enable users to easily build, deploy and manage secure web applications using only a Web browser.

  • March 25, 2007 25 Mar'07

    EMC CEO tips hat on future storage plans

    At a media event in Sydney, EMC CEO, Joe Tucci said the company is working on storage tuned to the needs of Web 2.0 apps and also plugged the company's deduplication product.

  • March 22, 2007 22 Mar'07

    Financial firms to benefit from Web 2.0

    Financial securities firms are set to adopt new Web 2.0 applications to improve collaboration with customers and between employees.

  • March 19, 2007 19 Mar'07

    JBoss evolves under Red Hat to include Ajax tools

    Hot skills: How to develop and exploit application server skills

  • March 15, 2007 15 Mar'07

    CeBIT visitors look to get more from CRM and SOA

    Customer relationship management, service oriented architecture and virtualisation were among the priorities for the IT professionals visiting CeBIT 2007, which began in Hannover last week.

  • March 14, 2007 14 Mar'07

    Podcast: Security360 - SOA, Web Services Security

    ZapThink analyst Jason Bloomberg offers an overview of the security issues unique to SOA environments, while executives from SAP and Oracle discuss how they address SOA security in their software.

  • February 26, 2007 26 Feb'07

    Service architectures open door to mashup marketing

    Companies can combine their service oriented architectures (SOAs) with hybrid web applications known as mashups to promote their products on third-party websites, according to Andy Mulholland, global chief technology officer of Capgemini.

  • February 22, 2007 22 Feb'07

    Cisco buys Reactivity to boost Web 2.0 offering

    Cisco Systems is acquiring XML gateway provider Reactivity for around £71m to boost its Web 2.0 offering to firms.

  • February 20, 2007 20 Feb'07

    Cisco to acquire Reactivity for $135 million

    One analyst says Cisco will benefit from Reactivity's policy and threat management capabilities.

  • January 19, 2007 19 Jan'07

    Web-based PDA app cuts paper trail

    A web-based application, constantly available to PDAs over the internet, has improved the efficiency of a housing charity's maintenance operations by 25%.

  • January 12, 2007 12 Jan'07

    SOA forecast to be a key trend in 2007

    For IT directors, this year will be characterised by an increasing migration to service oriented architectures (SOAs) and the introduction of "lean" manufacturing principles in datacentre operations, according to management consultancy McKinsey.

  • January 09, 2007 09 Jan'07

    SOAs still not dominant, warns Butler

    Despite all the hype surrounding service-orientated architectures (SOAs), the solution is still not yet the predominant operating model to adopt in many organisations’ minds, analyst group Butler has said.

  • January 08, 2007 08 Jan'07

    News in brief: Most UK bankers are ignorant of SOA benefits

    Short takes on this week's news: E-mail for prisoners, Allied Irish ups online authentication

  • January 08, 2007 08 Jan'07

    Hampshire's five-year SOA deal opens door to partnership working

    Hampshire County Council has started using a five-year service oriented architecture (SOA) deal it recently signed with IBM to deliver services in partnership with other public sector agencies.

  • January 04, 2007 04 Jan'07

    Most department heads in banks have never heard of SOA

    The overwhelming majority of department heads at banks based in the UK have never heard of service-oriented architectures (SOA).

  • January 03, 2007 03 Jan'07

    Leaner datacentres and SOA topping CIO agenda, says McKinsey

    Two trends in information technology will become increasingly important to CIOs in 2007, said management consultant McKinsey.

  • December 13, 2006 13 Dec'06

    Hampshire Council signs five-year SOA deal with IBM

    Hampshire County Council has signed a five-year service oriented architecture (SOA) deal with IBM.

  • December 13, 2006 13 Dec'06

    Channel 4 clears the way for its VOD service

    Channel 4 has selected Cape Clear’s Enterprise Service Bus as the integration platform for its new PC-based video-on-demand (VOD) service.

  • December 11, 2006 11 Dec'06

    Barclays embraces on-demand analytics to track web customers

    Banking giant Barclays has adopted an on-demand analytics package from WebTrends to provide better information about its online customers.

  • December 08, 2006 08 Dec'06

    WebMethods and Wipro target utility sector

    Business integration and optimisation company WebMethods and outsourcer Wipro have formed a technology alliance targeting the utility sector.

  • December 06, 2006 06 Dec'06

    Ignore Web 2.0 at your peril, businesses warned

    Many traditional businesses that stand to benefit from the new business processes, communities and business models enabled by the Web 2.0 movement will miss out because they simply do not realise its long-term business potential, analyst Gartner has...

  • December 06, 2006 06 Dec'06

    IBM targets SOA with Rational Software 7 desktop tools

    IBM has released version 7 of its Rational Software desktop products to help improve the development of service oriented architecture (SOA) software.

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    Akamai buys rich-media specialist for $160m

    Web content delivery firm Akamai Technologies is to acquire rich media software firm Nine Systems in a deal worth around $160m.

  • November 19, 2006 19 Nov'06

    WhiteHat Security to offer Web app security report

    Beginning in January 2007, WhiteHat Security will begin offering a quarterly Web site vulnerability report. It will offer a high-level view of vulnerabilities affecting enterprise Web sites and explains the likelihood of vulnerabilities existing on ...

  • November 09, 2006 09 Nov'06

    BA warns that mature SOA is at least five years away

    British Airways is taking its first tentative steps towards SOA, but believes that it is unlikely to use such concepts internally on a widespread basis for at least another five years.

  • November 09, 2006 09 Nov'06

    Boosting customer relations and beating rivals are main SOA drivers, says AMR

    Expenditure on SOA projects is currently being driven by either a desire to enhance customer contact-building or to fight off competition, according to AMR Research.

  • November 09, 2006 09 Nov'06

    Oracle, HP and Intel position SOA bundle as mainframe alternative

    Oracle, Hewlett-Packard and Intel’s joint Application Modernisation Initiative should be treated with caution as its cookie-cutter approach to SOA migration will not suit the needs of all mainframe customers, warns Ovum.

  • November 08, 2006 08 Nov'06

    Intel releases Web 2.0 business suite

    Intel has launched the SuiteTwo business internet suite in collaboration with a number of partners at this week’s Web 2.0 conference in the US.

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    Firms falling behind on SOA governance

    Companies on the service oriented architecture (SOA) trail are falling behind with their governance adoption.

  • October 25, 2006 25 Oct'06

    Oasis approves first reference model framework for SOA

    The Oasis standards consortium has approved the first version of a reference model for SOA, with the aim of defining what the term means in a technical sense for developers and architects.

  • October 25, 2006 25 Oct'06

    Shared services crucial to SOA success

    Organisations should beware of rushing into applying SOA concepts without first reorganising their IT departments to cope.

  • October 25, 2006 25 Oct'06

    Tibco pushes master data management capabilities for SOA

    Tibco Software has updated its Collaborative Information Manager to handle master data management in an SOA-based environment.

  • October 25, 2006 25 Oct'06

    Mercury goes after SOA lifecycle management market

    Hewlett-Packard’s Mercury Interactive acquisition has released an integrated set of tools that it claims will enable customers to manage the whole SOA service lifecycle.

  • October 24, 2006 24 Oct'06

    Slow steps key to SOA success

    Don't rush in to SOA, warns consultant

  • October 19, 2006 19 Oct'06

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  • October 03, 2006 03 Oct'06

    IBM deepens drive for Service Oriented Architecture

    IBM has made its biggest service oriented architecture (SOA) push to date with four new and 23 enhanced products and 11 new professional services designed to help users turn their business processes into software components.

  • September 26, 2006 26 Sep'06

    Burton Group: Web application firewall market maturing

    Web application firewalls have improved performance and functionality, but it still takes time, knowledge and skills to implement them, according to a recent Burton Group report.

  • September 21, 2006 21 Sep'06

    IBM ships new web content management solution

    IBM has started shipping IBM Workplace Web Content Management 6.0 to help accelerate content creation and provide tighter integration with Big Blue’s WebSphere Portal platform.

  • September 19, 2006 19 Sep'06

    HP invests $500m in three SOA customer testing centres

    Hewlett-Packard has opened three new service-oriented architecture (SOA) testing centres for enterprise customers in Cupertino, California; Singapore and Bangalore as part of a $500m (£270m) investment in SOA technology.

  • September 18, 2006 18 Sep'06

    webMethods extends SOA offering

    Users of webMethods’ service oriented architecture products are set to gain tools to help enforce the reuse of services by developers, following the supplier’s acquisition of SOA governance specialist Infavio.

  • September 07, 2006 07 Sep'06

    SOA will fail without governance warns Gartner

    Service oriented architecture (SOA) projects will fail unless they are tightly managed and audited, Gartner has warned.

  • September 04, 2006 04 Sep'06

    Web services lead the way to CRM

    On-demand CRM: Why customer relationship management software is at the front of the pack in the fast-growing area of on-demand hosted business applications

  • August 16, 2006 16 Aug'06

    Banks should adopt Web 2.0 technologies, says analyst

    Financial services firms should adopt Web 2.0-based applications to improve services to customers and promote cross-enterprise collaboration, says analyst Gartner.

  • August 02, 2006 02 Aug'06

    IBM makes SOA buy

    IBM buys SOA company to extends usefulness of traditional communication applications

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    High-fliers embrace SOA

    Successful firms are more than twice as likely as low-performing companies to take advantage of service-oriented architecture, new research has revealed.

  • July 19, 2006 19 Jul'06

    BAT rolls out global SOA security infrastructure

    British American Tobacco has deployed Vordel’s service-oriented architecture security and management technology to protect XML communications across its global datacentre network.

  • July 18, 2006 18 Jul'06

    Oracle offers SOA and Fusion link in PeopleSoft upgrade

    Oracle has launched PeopleTools 8.48, the latest version of the tool that supports users developing and deploying PeopleSoft Enterprise applications.

  • June 26, 2006 26 Jun'06

    Hot skills: ASP.net offers developers off-the-peg functionality

    Web technology reduces the need to write code

  • June 20, 2006 20 Jun'06

    SOA on the agenda for 75% of firms

    Seventy five per cent of companies are using or planning to use service oriented architecture, according to research by Computer Weekly and integration specialist InterSystems.

  • June 19, 2006 19 Jun'06

    IBM releases catalogue of SOA tools and templates

    IBM has published an SOA Business Catalogue to make it easier for companies to adopt service oriented architectures.

  • June 14, 2006 14 Jun'06

    IBM releases SOA templates and tools

    IBM has published the SOA Business Catalogue to make it easier for companies to adopt service oriented architectures.

  • May 30, 2006 30 May'06

    IBM rolls out SOA products

    IBM has announced new IT management and security products and consultancy services aimed at businesses building service oriented architectures.

  • May 23, 2006 23 May'06

    Berners-Lee points way forward for the web

    Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, will present his vision of the web’s future, the risks it faces and the business opportunities it can create at the 15th International World Wide Web Conference in Edinburgh this week.

  • May 19, 2006 19 May'06

    Open source project's Enterprise Service Bus arrives

    The ObjectWeb Celtix open source Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) project has released Celtix 1.0, an open source ESB runtime that supports the adoption of service oriented architecture (SOA) in the enterprise.

  • May 16, 2006 16 May'06

    IBM turns mainframes on to SOAs

    IBM has introduced tools to enable users to run web services on its zSeries mainframes.

  • May 11, 2006 11 May'06

    IBM puts SOA on zSeries mainframes

    Users of IBM’s zSeries mainframes can extend their investment by using new software tools from IBM to run web services on the mainframe instead of newer platforms.

  • May 08, 2006 08 May'06

    Standards overload sends developers back to Soap

    The growing number of web service standards is overwhelming software development teams, analysts have warned.

  • May 05, 2006 05 May'06

    Unisys deepens JBoss partnership

    Unisys is expanding its JBoss application server partnership by providing service, support and training for all open source JBoss products for the first time.

  • May 02, 2006 02 May'06

    BBC looks to SOA for interoperability savings

    The BBC is reviewing and re-engineering its top 200 applications with the help of Siemens Business Services as part of an effort to reduce cost and increase efficiency.

  • April 25, 2006 25 Apr'06

    Business case 'elusive' as SOA gathers pace

    Firms are struggling to make a business case for service oriented architectures, but with SAP and Oracle planning to build their next-generation application suites on the technology, users could be pushed into SOA adoption.

  • April 20, 2006 20 Apr'06

    IBM launches SOA-tuned DB2

    IBM has launched an open test drive of its next-generation DB2 data server, Viper, which is designed to help customers manage and access data via an information-centric approach to service oriented architecture (SOA).

  • April 18, 2006 18 Apr'06

    Patch limits Explorer's auto-run functions

    Websites using Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Apple Quicktime Player, Macromedia Flash and Sun Java Virtual Machine will no longer run automatically in Internet Explorer, following Microsoft's latest patch update last week.

  • April 18, 2006 18 Apr'06

    Your shout: Service oriented architecture; NHS complexity; RFID

    Have your say at computerweekly.com

  • April 12, 2006 12 Apr'06

    Web services proponents face security risks

    In their hurry to implement web services, some companies may be exposing themselves to new security risks that they may not fully understand, according to a US security researcher.

  • April 11, 2006 11 Apr'06

    Firms leeching money through poor customer data management

    Confusion surrounding the real benefits of service-oriented architecture (SOA) means CIOs are wrongly dismissing it as a cynical marketing ploy.

  • April 11, 2006 11 Apr'06

    SOA confuses IT heads

    Confusion surrounding the real benefits of service-oriented architecture (SOA) means CIOs are wrongly dismissing it as a cynical marketing ploy.

  • April 04, 2006 04 Apr'06

    IBM expands SOA line-up

    IBM has expanded its service orientated architecture (SOA) product set with 11 new offerings and 20 product enhancements.

  • April 04, 2006 04 Apr'06

    Sonic update aims to speed up SOA projects

    Sonic Software has extended its enterprise service bus technology with the latest release of the Sonic ESB platform.

  • April 04, 2006 04 Apr'06

    IT directors sceptical about benefits of SOA

    Most IT directors remain unconvinced about the benefits of service oriented architectures, with many confused about what SOA means.

  • March 28, 2006 28 Mar'06

    Driving Standards Agency leads with service oriented architecture

    The Driving Standards Agency has become one of the first UK public sector organisations to deploy a service oriented architecture (SOA).

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    IT buyers get chance to consider SOA options

    IT managers attending CeBit will be able to weigh up their options to develop a service oriented architecture (SOA) strategy.

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    P&O Ferries charts course for SOA to cast off duplication in systems

    P&O Ferries is about to embark on a service-oriented architecture (SOA) project it believes will pay for itself within two years.

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    Hot Skills: JBoss Java application server in great demand by enterprise users

    JBoss, like the WebSphere and WebLogic ASs, is a J2EE-certified platform for developing and deploying Java and web applications.

  • March 01, 2006 01 Mar'06

    RNLI launches AWS safety system

    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has signed a 10-year deal with Active Web Solutions (AWS) to develop the charity's innovative satellite-based safety system that sends an automatic alert when a vessel is in trouble or there is a man ...

  • February 28, 2006 28 Feb'06

    Hot skills: Aqualogic calls for expertise in service-oriented architecture

    Best known for its Weblogic application server, BEA also owns the Tuxedo middleware suite. Last year it got into the burgeoning service-oriented architecture business with Aqualogic.

  • February 22, 2006 22 Feb'06

    Sun tackles integration challenges

    Sun Microsystems has unveiled a new suite of infrastructure software within the Sun Java Enterprise System to help enterprises address the most challenging business integration and Web 2.0 development projects.

  • February 22, 2006 22 Feb'06

    Sun launches business integration suite

    Sun Microsystems, the creator of Java technology, has announced a suite of infrastructure software within the Sun Java Enterprise System to help enterprises address business integration and Web 2.0 development projects.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    Sun targets small businesses with affordable pricing for Seebeyond

    Sun Microsystems has outlined its strategy and new pricing for the Seebeyond ICan (integrated composite application network) application platform it acquired last year, making the middleware product more affordable for smaller businesses.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    Websphere portfolio requires a huge range of skilled specialists

    Hot skills: IBM's Websphere scores highly for range of functionality

  • February 13, 2006 13 Feb'06

    Hot skills: IBM Domino 7 server

    Worldwide demand pushes IBM Domino licences to 20 million

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