SOA, Enterprise Integration & Web Services
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From IT Adviser A company's web presence today is no longer a nice-to-have; it is core to the organisation's brand, whether the site is used to sell products or simply to provide a window into the business. Yet the average organisation is surprisingly blas about their choice of web hosting provider ... read more..
From Information Management What is happening? The components of the new Master Architecture have accelerated rapidly to a level of business relevance since we first described it last year (Boundary-free enterprise: empowered by the new Master Architecture). Cloud, mobile, social, analytics and integration (CSMA/I) have all become part of strategies for ... read more..
ITSM Advances Set to Empower and Engage Users in 2013Through discussions with vendors, clients and research into technology trends and disruptors, Ovum has identified what it believes will be the key IT service management (ITSM) advances of 2013. More detailed information and analysis can be found in our recently published ... read more..
IT Governance is the Key to Managing Complex Agile ProjectsOvums recent report, Managing Large-Scale Agile Projects: Case Studies, examines how leading-edge agile consultancies have dealt with the challenges of going beyond the team in a room that characterised the early gestation of agile methodologies. Today, agile software development is practised ... read more..
Integration Will Slowly Shift to the CloudMany organisations are still struggling with traditional application integration issues, and the increasing heterogeneity of enterprise application portfolios driven by the rapid rise of social, mobile and SaaS applications is not good news for them. Integration is often messy and complex and beyond the ... read more..
It's Time to Understand the Organisational Catalysts for Cloud AdoptionCloud services have been debated for many years, but it is now time to stop discussing theory and start discussing the actual experiences of early adopters. Why is it that some agencies embrace cloud services while others do not? Ovum recently ... read more..
Bring Your Own SoftwareMuch has been written about the BYOD (bring your own device) problem. Ovum believes the software equivalent of the same challenge is as big a problem and as big an opportunity for corporate IT. The freemium model and the bottom-up entry strategy have produced a few well-publicised ... read more..
A collection of recent NCC research, thought leadership articles, events, webinars and videos, to help those interested in professional development get up to speed with the key management issues in IT strategy, enterprise architecture and SOA.In these fast-changing times, developing an effective IT strategy isnt easy. To help you, the ... read more..
We are operating in a relentlessly changing business environment, with uncertainty fast becoming one of the only constants on which senior management can rely. Globalisation, market consolidation, ongoing technological advancements and heightened customer expectations, as well as increased regulation exacerbated by the fall out of the financial crisis, are all ... read more..
why it pays to rationalise your BI infrastructure Your IT budget is razor thin, your staff is maxed out, and management has ordered another round of cuts. Meanwhile, three departments are clamouring for specialised applications to compete effectively against the market leader thats eating your lunch. Somehow youre expected to ... read more..
Maggie Berry, Director of womenintechnology.co.uk, questions whether the infrastructure is in place to support women seeking a career within the IT industry.Lets start with a few facts and figures. Currently, just 19% of the IT and Telecoms workforce is female, a figure which has fallen by 4% since 2005. Just ... read more..
Bikram Sankar Das discusses the current market response to the availability of technologies for embedding business intelligence (BI) into operations, and describes how the adoption of SOA can help to maximise the benefits of BI platforms.As business intelligence and performance management (BI-PM) technologies increase in maturity, companies are finding new ... read more..
Martin Percival provides us with his top tips for implementing SOA successfully within your organsiation. 1 Map SOA to your business To be successful, organisations must approach SOA from outside the traditional technology boundaries. Rather than trying to map business goals and requirements onto an SOA vision, companies should ... read more..
All chief executives are looking at new business drivers: Getting closer to customers with customer relationship management (CRM); Rethinking how to use electronic infrastructure for e-business; Collaborating with partners, including business process outsourcers; ... read more..