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Magic Quadrant for B2B Gateway Providers
Business-to-business (B2B) gateway solutions have matured to the point where they can support a wide range of projects. However, there are still functional

websphere esb  Architecture (SNA) ; IBM WebSphere MQ and Advanced Stream Redirector (ASX) ; and popular XML variants (such as ebXML and RosettaNet). SOA: Best-of-breed B2B gateway software will be implemented using SOA design methodologies, such that B2B gateway software components (such as a communication server and translation engine) can interoperate (and with third-partymiddleware- using services). An ESB provides greater scalability via distributed monitoring features, persistent queuing, guaranteed delivery and

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Ambitious Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Provider Keeps Its Word


With its numerous new software license sales, new product deliveries, and its dedication to complicated technological rejuvenation (namely, an ambitious open service-oriented architecture strategy), Infor's position and image in the market these days are at an all-time high.

websphere esb  support for the IBM WebSphere or Microsoft .NET stack, without seriously rewriting or at least breaking the monolithic code into manageable, self-contained software components (services), is not the way to modernize any product. The underlying code has to be painstakingly revamped to harness these proprietary SOA infrastructure platforms. And never mind the hefty price tag to own these platforms or the learning curve for developers that have long been well versed with other technologies (e.g., the Read More

Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Two: Strategy


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websphere esb  Microsoft .NET and IBM WebSphere into Its ESA Tapestry ). Mid 2000 saw the introduction of Oracle Internet Application Server , which was billed as an open software platform for developing, deploying, and managing distributed Internet software application programs . Further refining and defining the functionality, Oracle released Oracle 9 i Application Server late in 2000, which included the support for J2EE, XML, and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), as well as caching technology. Yet, the product Read More

Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Market Trends


In this unique question and answer series, vendors were given the opportunity to put forth their views on market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market issues. The questions posed to willing participants of this opinion poll are elaborated on here.

websphere esb  now offers the IBM WebSphere AS only, and a number of Microsoft-centric vendors have long been using SQL Server only. Possibly the most ambitious of these new offerings is Infor 's recently unveiled Infor Open SOA blueprint, which will be based on an event-driven architecture (EDA). With EDA, users can deploy and upgrade interoperable applications and software components with little or no disruption to other enterprise systems. Infor's middleware will remain platform-independent by adhering to industry Read More

The Wizardry of Business Process Management - Part 4


Part 1 of this blog series started a lengthy discussion about the value proposition and parts-and-parcels of business process management (BPM), with an ensuing focus on Pegasystems (also known as Pega) as one of the leading BPM suite providers. Part 2 then analyzed in depth the vendor’s ability to help business users capture (and then realize) business objectives and intent, while Part 3 focused

websphere esb  e.g., with an IBM WebSphere -based call center  and an interactive voice response (IVR ) unit based on Microsoft .NET Framework . Then we could imagine individual branches running on Sun Solaris  or Linux -based servers , while the bank might also need an Oracle WebLogic  application server farm, and the need to run in the batch processing  environments that handle mass processing of transactions. SmartBPM has a notable ability to run concurrently inside all of these environments to provide the Read More

Market Impact of Lawson-Intentia Merger


The Lawson and Intentia merger might create a much-needed, strong statement for the market, and provide the mid-market with more options. It may also decrease the negative momentum both companies have experienced in the frenzied and rapidly consolidating enterprise applications market.

websphere esb  stack. They will leverage WebSphere portal server, WebSphere application server, and WebSphere business integrator. For the time being, Intentia and Lawson applications and clients will remain on separate tracks. Lawson is also staking its claim on the upper mid-market sweet spot, where companies with more than $250 million (USD) and less than $1 billion (USD) in revenues are situated. Lawson cites that over 70 percent of Oracle's and SAP's sales have to companies outside of this range, making more than Read More

IBM Express-es Its Candid Desire For SMEs Part Two: Market Impact


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websphere esb  complementary IBM software (primarily WebSphere and Lotus Domino ), and 3) regenerate growth in the business. In fact, the cross-sale of Domino will have contributed significantly to quite a modest growth the iSeries has had in the past few years. This is Part Two of a three-part note. Part One summarized the Event. Part Three will discuss the Challenges and make User Recommendations. Undisputed Leader in the High-end of the Market IBM remains the largest computer company involved in manufacturing or Read More

Lotus Announces Upcoming Release of ASP Solution Pack


SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 26, 1999 -- At ISPCON'99, IBM's Lotus Development Corp. today announced the ASP Solution Pack, a hosted applications offering that provides a Lotus Domino- and IBM WebSphere-powered platform and a ready-to-rent solution set directly targeted at the needs of Application Service Providers (ASPs) and their small and mid-sized business customers.

websphere esb  Lotus Domino- and IBM WebSphere-powered platform and a ready-to-rent solution set directly targeted at the needs of Application Service Providers (ASPs) and their small and mid-sized business customers. The ASP Solution Pack combines Web application servers with differing core competencies and manages them via a common Hosting Management System. This enables ASPs to easily host, manage and deliver three categories of business applications: collaborative, transactive and real-time. (Source: Lotus Press) Ma Read More

IBM’s S.M.A.R.T. Offerings for Retailers at NRF 2014


My overall impression of this year’s National Retail Federation (NRF) convention (held recently in New York City) could be summarized in the acronym S.M.A.R.T.: Social, Mobile/Multi-channel, Analytics (big data), and Real-Time visibility (of inventory, orders, workforce, etc.). With the new generation of consumers combining mobile, social, and cloud technologies to stay connected and informed, retailers must be able to quickly analyze, understand, and act on each new trend before the “moment of truth” passes them by.

websphere esb  mix in stores.   WebSphere Commerce News IBM's Smarter Commerce initiative features software and services that help companies transform their market, buy, sell, and service business processes to more quickly respond to shifting customer demands in today's digitally-transformed marketplace. The WebSphere Commerce platform, DemandTec, and former Sterling Commerce ’s distributed order management and execution capabilities form the “sell” part of Smarter Commerce.   To help retailers dynamically Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 3: Market Impact


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websphere esb  for use with IBM's WebSphere Portal Server considerably fortifies the new SAP Portals business. On the other hand, SAP will make expanded use of the IBM WebSphere Application Server within its MarketSet development. IBM hopes to increase the use of DB2 and WebSphere via partnerships to primarily compete against Microsoft and Oracle. Also, one should not neglect IBM GS' opportunity for providing consulting, implementation and outsourcing services around mySAP.com. Consequently, at SAPPHIRE user Read More

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websphere esb  quality management easy. IBM WebSphere Information Integration (formerly Ascential Software ) is a data integration suite that enables organizations to use a single information integration platform to access, cleanse, integrate, transform, and deliver data, as well as to immediately identify data anomalies through an embedded source and target profiling and analysis system. IBM WebSphere software maintains data through the use of a single, open repository on DB2 , Oracle , or SQL server platforms; Read More

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websphere esb  IBM DB2 (and/or IBM WebSphere Application Server ), and many other equivalent free and open source software (FOSS ) solutions. On the other hand, it is important to note that before the VAD Remarketer program was in place, only full-fledged OPN partners (i.e., “certified” and “certified advantage” partners) were allowed to resell any Oracle product. For many potential regional partners it just wasn't worthwhile to pay the hefty OPN fee and go through the rigmarole of earning the required Read More

J. D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain


With co-founder McVaney once again at the helm, J. D. Edwards flexed its new supply chain management capabilities at FOCUS 2000 in Denver.

websphere esb  via XML through IBM's Websphere. The new order promising capabilities are based on features from Numetrix's planning applications, extracted into a form that is accessible from anywhere within OneWorld. The present release is limited to considering only available finished goods inventory and demand, but plans are to extend it to raw material availability and capacity. Other new products on display at FOCUS include Autopilot, a tool that J. D. Edwards' CEO Edward McVaney hopes someday will supplant the Read More

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websphere esb  well. VAI leverages IBM Websphere Portal middleware to deploy S2K Sales Force and IBM Cognos for the S2K Analytics application. This is important because many of VAI’s customers are data rich but information poor. VAI embraces these technologies so that it can give its customers the necessary tools to obtain the information they need to make better business decisions. It will be interesting to see whether VAI will leverage IBM Connections and IBM Worklight for social business and mobility capabilities r Read More

Enterprise Applications Battlefield Mid-Year Scoreboard Part 3: IBM


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websphere esb  and applications. Recently released WebSphere Business Connector centers on trading relationships and automating interactions using a combination of modules including the CrossWorlds process engine, an LDAP server, and the Web services gateway, forming an interesting approach to dealing with several Web service issues such as security and the differences in service consumer and generator protocols while exposing internal Web services to trading partners. WebSphere therefore gives IBM the worldwide Read More