• February 08, 2011 08 Feb'11

    OpenText agrees to acquire Metastorm for $182 million

    Enterprise Content Management (ECM) provider OpenText has signed an agreement to acquire BPM vendor Metastorm Inc. for $182 million, subject to a number of closing conditions.

  • December 30, 2010 30 Dec'10

    Cloud computing provides jolt, SOA becomes electric, 2010 becomes 2011

    At first cloud computing diverted attention away from SOA, but as more and more organizations move toward the cloud, SOA is becoming as ubiquitous as electricity.

  • November 10, 2010 10 Nov'10

    BPM tools for developer rules and cobblers' broods

    While there is much concern about creating BPM tools for end users, are we overlooking the development side? At Rules Fest 2010, rules maven Brian Jones discussed the architectural issues with rules-based systems for BPM today.

  • October 01, 2010 01 Oct'10

    Business Process Management for Oracle users now includes BPMN 2.0

    At Oracle Open World 2010, Defense Dept. CTO Dennis Wisnosky said Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) was at the center of streamlining operations. His group is using Oracle Fusion Middleware for process modeling.

  • May 18, 2010 18 May'10

    Bottom-up ESB management meets top-down SOA governance?

    Some players contend a bottom-up approach focusing on service integration makes an enterprise realize SOA benefits faster. Others say a top-down SOA governance strategy will help avoid redundancy and extra service orchestration. Which governance ...

  • August 27, 2009 27 Aug'09

    IBM integrates SOA appliance with policy manager

    IBM integrated WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances with Tivoli Security Policy Manager. The integration of the two tool sets allows enterprise architects and security operations teams to centrally manage and enforce security policies for Web ...

  • April 28, 2009 28 Apr'09

    CA/Wily forwards transaction monitoring across distributed systems

    As applications have grown more complex, the transaction itself is seen as the atomic unit that must be monitored. CA/Wily's updated application performance management suite now provides SOA Dependency Map views, to help team uncover performance ...

  • November 24, 2008 24 Nov'08

    BPM modeling tools said to boost business analyst abilities

    Business process modeling tools have improved to the point where business analysts can play a major role in Business Process Management initiatives, said Forrester's Ken Vollmer. Still, developers play a role too. Vollmer discussed this and other ...

  • September 18, 2008 18 Sep'08

    Habits of the successful software architect

    Individual team members fill-in various gaps to make a winning SOA team, said MomentumSI's Jeff Schneider. If you are charged with hiring you should focus on overall ability to learn, and not just familiarity with SOA. Oh, and some experiences with...

  • August 13, 2008 13 Aug'08

    Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) melds with ColdFusion - builds calendaring system for child services

    The San Diego Department of Child Support Services took its ColdFusion skills forward into the world of Web 2.0 when it created a new RIA view for a child services agency calendaring system.

  • August 07, 2008 07 Aug'08

    Amazon Mechanical Turk Web services app touts improved development GUI

    Amazon Mechanical Turk now offers Graphical User Interface (GUI) tools for business analysts and users seeking to better integrate people into Web 2.0 workflow processes.

  • August 05, 2008 05 Aug'08

    Curl RIA tools hook up to Eclipse framework

    Like some rock stars, Curl is big in Japan but still seeking traction among U.S. developers. A new version of Curl moves its rich Internet application (RIA) tools to Eclipse.

  • July 24, 2008 24 Jul'08

    Architecture 101: Why SOA needs an enterprise focus

    Enterprise architecture experts at the Open Group Conference lamented that much of the work being done in SOA has been too project specific and unable to yield larger business benefits.

  • June 25, 2008 25 Jun'08

    Eclipse Ganymede: Web Tools build SOA foundation

    Eclipse Ganymede offers new WSDL features and enhancements to the Web Tools Platform designed to make life easier for developers working of SOA projects.

  • June 12, 2008 12 Jun'08

    7 deadly sins of SOA

    SOA has entered the mainstream, but ubiquity doesn't guarantee success, analysts said at the Gartner's architecture summit this week. They warned of dangers that can derail SOA adoption.