Executive Resources

Unlocking the Mainframe: Modernizing Legacy Systems to a Service-Oriented Architecture

Source: Oracle
For mainframe customers facing a narrowing window of opportunity to leverage their enormous investments in mainframe IT environments, service-oriented architecture (SOA) provides an opportunity for true synthesis—providing a solution that’s greater than the sum of its parts. Read this white paper to learn about a platform that includes the best practices and the expertise to ensure successful SOA initiatives.



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Accelerating the Delivery of Microsoft Office 365

Today’s end users are accustomed to the high performance of locally provided services. When moving services to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, so the end user experience can suffer. A poor or congested Internet connection between the user and the cloud service will mean sluggish application delivery that puts a damper on user productivity and ultimately threatens application usage. Riverbed Technology has been addressing these performance issues for some time on private and cloud enterprise networks with Steelhead wide-area network (WAN) optimization.

Linked Enterprise Data: Data at the heart of the company

The data silos of today's business information systems (IS) applications, and the pressure from the current economic climate, globalization, and the Internet make it critical for companies to learn how to manage and extract value from their data. Linked enterprise data (LED) combines the benefits of business intelligence (BI), master data management (MDM), service-oriented architecture (SOA), and search engines to create links among existing data, break down data walls, provide an open, secure, and long-term technological environment, and reduce complexity—read this white paper to find out how.

Linked Enterprise Data: Principles, Uses, and Benefits

Over time, as a result of operating pressures, the proliferation of tools, and changing technology, the corporate information system (IS) has become fragmented. Whereas the database formed the heart of the system 20 years ago, today there are countless sources of data: ERP, customer relations systems, sales management, internal directories, intranets, extranets, websites, etc. Yet this huge quantity of data is not being mined for the wealth and scope of its potential by either employees or information system applications, mainly because the data is closed off in an array of silos. Read this white paper to see how linked enterprise data (LED) can help.

Managing Change: Service-Oriented Component Architecture

Technology can be used to achieve competitive advantages, increase customer service and loyalty, and increase efficiency, but technology can also cause vendor lock-in and escalating costs. Learn how the object orientation, and service oriented architecture features in IFS Service-Oriented Component Architecture can help develop agile business software.

MES: Unlocking Information Silos of Plant Level Data

Global manufacturers want an integrated view of the shop floor. In response, manufacturing execution systems (MES) have emerged as a powerful tool for integrating plant-floor data with information provided by applications, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM). MES can connect the world, and it has an exciting future when combined with promising technologies such as business process management (BPM) and service oriented architecture (SOA).