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People sometimes ask what a service-oriented architecture enables today that could not have been done with the older, proprietary integration stacks of the past 5 to 15 years, such as those from Tibco, IBM, or Vitria. One such ability is the greater degree of interoperability between heterogeneous technology stacks that is made possible by the standards SOA is built on, such as Web services and BPEL. Although interoperability is only one facet of the SOA value proposition, it is one that has become increasingly more important, due in large part to the evolving IT environment, merger and acquisition activity, and increased partner connectivity. Building business solutions for SOA requires the ability to secure data exchanged over a network, and control access to services in an environment where long-running business processes and asynchronous services are increasing... (more)

Using the Cloud to Enable Next-Generation Enterprise Mobility Solutions

Mobile computing has drastically impacted the social, commercial and even philosophical aspects of our society. Seeing the explosion of mobile applications in the consumer world, companies can't avoid dreaming about revolutionizing their businesses with the presence of mobile applications. The ability of extending business capabilities to mobile devices leads the priority list of most CIOs. However, the path to enterprise mobility goes beyond building sporadic applications for specific line of business systems. Companies embarking on the enterprise mobility journey need cohesive ... (more)

Mobile Backend as a Service Is the New Enterprise Middleware

Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) has emerged as one of the hottest trends in today's technology market. While most of the adoptions of MBaaS technologies have taken place in the consumer or B2C space, these platforms are starting to make serious inroads in the enterprise. In order to win in the enterprise and to overcome the firmly seeded taboos with the adoption of cloud infrastructure technologies in corporate environments, MBaaS platforms must provide very tangible solutions to the well-known challenges in the mobile enterprise. When analyzing the characteristics of enterp... (more)

Mobilizing Business Data: The Holy Grail of Enterprise Mobility

The last few years have seen an explosion in the demand for enterprise mobile solutions. This movement has been clearly reflected in the rapid evolution of the enterprise mobile platform ecosystems. From mobile device management (MDM) to enterprise mobile middleware technologies, the industry has produced a large number of technology platforms aiming to address the different needs of the mobile enterprise. Despite of the rapid growth of the enterprise mobile space, the industry remains without good solutions for addressing what, arguably, can be seen as the most important challen... (more)

Pragmatic SOA Interoperability

A well-planned Web Service interoperability environment begins by clearly defining who your Web Service consumers are now and in the future. There was a time not so long ago when you could count on a fairly homogenous consumer population. This was about the same time that you were happy just to be able to get a Web Service running in the first place and finding a consumer who could actually interact with your Web Service was cause for celebration. Those days have changed however and Web Services interoperability, once a "fancy" addition to your SOA design, is now a key and indisp... (more)