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IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 2
Part 1 of this blog topic analyzed IBM’s rationale to acquire ILOG to bolster its service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM

aqualogic bea  are the converging BEA AquaLogic BPM (formerly Fuego ) and Oracle Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) Process Manager (former Collaxa) products. This convergence will cater to both human-centric and structured BPM in a single Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) and BPEL runtime environment. Such an environment is seen to bridge the traditional gap between business users and the information technology (IT) departments. Other parts of Oracle BPM are Oracle Document Capture & Imaging (coming

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Taming the SOA Beast - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog topic introduced the notion of how complex and tricky it can be to manage and govern enterprise applications' service oriented architecture (SOA). That blog post also tackled Progress Software’s recent acquisition of Mindreef in order to round out its SOA governance solution for distributed information technology (IT) environments. Mindreef joined the Progress Actional SOA

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It’s About Process (or Ability to be Responsive) -- Part II


Part I of this blog series introduced the notions of workflow automation and business process management (BPM). It also tackled the similarities and subtle differences between the two related software categories. Microsoft, for example, informally demarcates the Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) focus on "internal processes" from Microsoft BizTalk Server's "external BPM" use. Namely

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NEON Systems Moves Further into Enterprise Application Integration


NEON Systems has signed an agreement to develop and distribute Sterling Software's SOLVE:Diplomat product. Diplomat has been used to integrate disparate Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and call center systems. NEON intends to evolve it into a unified EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) solution.

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IFS Continues Its Reinvention Through Pruning Part Two: Background, Challenges, and Response


IFS could be an object case of how a great product (in terms of functionality scope and technological foundation) and knowledgeable employees are only part of the wholesale success in the finicky enterprise resource planning (ERP) market.

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Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Four: SOA and Web Services


The battle for the dominance in service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services has nonetheless so far largely been a war of words without the clear winner yet (and not any time soon), as many underlying Internet-based standards have emerged only recently.

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The Challenges of the Lawson-Intentia Merger


The new company forged from Lawson and Intentia will have to carefully blend their different corporate cultures, which has traditionally been proud of in-house development spawning a limiting "not invented here" attitude.

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Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, BPEL, and More Part One: SOA, Web Services, and BPM


In the larger schema of things, SOA would espouse general, more abstract concepts of software reusability and encapsulation within certain boundaries (as to then provide access to that software via defined interfaces), Web services would then make these SOA concepts vendor-independent due to their use of generally accepted standards, while BPM and BPEL would be some of the engines making the whole system work.

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PeopleSoft Building Muscles To Overcome The Rough Patch Part 3: Target Markets, Alliances, & Competition


In PeopleSoft’s case, the fact remains that it is still the best-attuned offering (in terms of pricing, vertical extensions, customizability, professional service approach, etc.) to the needs of large, service-oriented enterprises, or for ‘greenfield’ sites. However, to put things in the right perspective, one should bear in mind that PeopleSoft’s license revenue in 2001 was still less than the corresponding revenue in 1998, back when the company was only a HRMS/ERP player.

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The SOAP Opera Progresses - Helping XML to Rule the World


An important emerging standard in the web arena, known as SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), originally developed by Microsoft, has achieved a new milestone. Since IBM joined in support for the SOAP standard with increased security, SOAP may replace DCOM, and possibly even CORBA eventually. The W3C consortium has just released a new version, 1.2, which will be widely accepted and adopted by vendors.

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Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Five: Collaxa Acquisition


With the acquisition of Collaxa, Oracle has quickly plugged a hole in its SOA/BPM message by providing new workflow capabilities and monitoring tools to report on the progress of business processes, and by providing runtime support for BPEL.

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On June 14th, Nortel Networks unveiled their Comprehensive Service Management Solution for the ASP Market. They've assembled an interesting portfolio of applications designed to support Application Service Providers.

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Commerce One Conducts Its Soul-Searching Metamorphosis Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations


Commerce One is seemingly stuck with yet another identity crisis being a novice provider of a Web services-based integration platform and being a still fledgling provider of business application suite built on top of that platform, and which has not yet successfully competed in the SRM arena.

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Business Process Management: How to Orchestrate Your Business


Business process management (BPM), having evolved over the past fifteen years, has finally reached a level of maturity where vendors are now abolishing functional silos to allow the enterprise-wide flow of business processes. It replaces the old, manual system of coordinating activities in a company and improves functionality and effectiveness through modeling, documentation, certification, collaboration, automation, and compliancy to minimize costly errors.

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