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  • A business-focused approach in SOA design, governance

    If you listen to industry discussion of service-oriented architecture (SOA), you are likely to get the impression that SOA is best thought of as a technical approach for application integration. The reality is that SOA is much more.

    Written by Randy Heffner04 Aug. 11 04:28
  • Forrester: SOA is alive and well

    It's been a little hard of late to find references to SOA (service-oriented architecture), the buzz-phrase that once saturated the IT industry but in recent years has succumbed to "cloud computing." But SOA remains alive and relevant, according to a new Forrester Research report.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus24 March 11 05:15
  • Talend acquires SOA vendor Sopera

    Open-source data integration vendor Talend is expanding its footprint into SOA (service-oriented architecture), announcing Wednesday that it has purchased Sopera, developer of an open-source ESB (enterprise service bus) and other technologies. Terms were not disclosed.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus11 Nov. 10 06:59
  • SOA's not dead says Burton

    SOA is set for a comeback according to analyst company, Burton. Nearly two years ago, it was a Burton analyst, Anne Thomas Manes, who proclaimed that SOA was dead but it appears that reports of its demise have been exaggerated.

    Written by Maxwell Cooter06 Nov. 10 02:13
  • Complexity of IT systems will be our undoing

    Roger Sessions, CTO of ObjectWatch and an expert in software architecture, argues that the increasing complexity of our IT systems will be our undoing.  In fact, he just recently got a patent for a methodology that helps deal with complex IT systems. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently caught up with Sessions to get his take on the extent of the problem and possible solutions.

    Written by John Dix04 Nov. 10 03:24
  • HTML5 raises new security issues

    When it comes to new security issues, the security team for the Firefox browser have the new version of the Web HyperText Markup Language, HTML5, foremost on the mind.

    Written by Joab Jackson21 Aug. 10 03:07
  • NSW releases shared services blueprint

    The New South Wales State Government has published a complex blueprint that will inform its future shared services strategy — including the provision of ICT services.

    Written by Renai LeMay10 Aug. 10 14:49
  • Don't confuse SOA with cloud: Gartner

    Business doing service-oriented architecture (SOA) for better IT management shouldn’t assume they will automatically be ready for cloud computing, says a Gartner software analyst.

    Written by Rodney Gedda28 July 10 10:18
  • SOA is dead because of its success

    SOA is no longer a buzzword because it is a concept that has received broad industry acceptance and has become built into software products and services, say a CIO and analyst.

    Written by Rodney Gedda08 June 10 10:06
  • EnergyAustralia wins $100m smart grid project

    EnergyAustralia has won its bid for the Smart Grid, Smart Cities project, a $100 million commercial-scale grid that will be implemented across five cities in Sydney and the Hunter region. EnergyAustralia will lead a consortium as the preferred applicant in the federally-funded project. The comes under the mantle of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, in consultation with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. The trial will showcase electricity network technology, including self-healing when faults and interruptions occur and greater customer control.

    Written by Georgina Swan08 June 10 10:46
  • EnergyAustralia gets smart

    The concept of smart energy monitoring has captured the imagination. In 2009, the federal government launched its National Energy Efficiency Initiative, providing up to $100 million for a smart grid demonstration project to encourage the development of a smart grid network in Australia.

    Written by Georgina Swan01 June 10 16:35
  • VHA moves to event-driven provisioning platform

    Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has implemented a real-time event-driven order management platform to support the company’s growth in Australia.

    Written by Georgina Swan13 May 10 10:28