Creating a Services-oriented Infrastructure for Your SOA

Services-oriented architecture (SOA) is known for its building-block software design approach. Less commonly understood is the challenge of managing composite applications whose components are shared by multiple applications. The performance of these components varies with application demand, resulting in dramatic and unpredictable changes in application service levels. However, there is a cost-effective way to resolve the SOA application infrastructure dilemma.

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Usability as an ERP Selection Criteria

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is often criticized for being complex and difficult to use—which puts up a barrier to receiving potential benefits. Systems with integrated search functionality and Web-like interfaces can make ERP solutions easier to use. Learn how to evaluate ERP software for its usability, so you can avoid investing in platforms that aren’t evolved toward usable and efficient interfaces. Read More

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Converged and Integrated Datacenter Systems: Creating Operational Efficiencies

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Supercharging SOA

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A Manufacturing Imperative: Enterprise SOA

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