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Oracle upgrades SOA Suite 10g

Oracle kicked off this year’s OpenWorld conference with a heavy emphasis on service oriented architecture. The company announced a new version of their SOA Suite 10g, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware. The suite’s new features focus on ease of deployment and installation: a one-click install, an enhanced ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) and SOA governance support. “SOA is rapidly becoming the standard way for customers to derive added business value from their current IT investments and …

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SAP announces Cisco collaboration

SAP announced three new applications for IT governance, risk and compliance. The programs are GRC Repository, for storing and organizing metadata; GRC Process Control, for handling business processes and violations; and GRC Risk Management, for analyzing organizations, processes, and IT infrastructure. All three will be sold separately starting this winter. SAP also announced a deal for the software to be jointly marketed by Cisco Systems.

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Help coming for management of ESB tech

Specialists in the service-architecture space will release a variety of new software tools this week. Most notable is SOA Software’s Network Director 4.0, meant to simplify the integration process of so-called enterprise service bus technology–the middleware for service architecture messaging. It will ship in July with a starting price of $50,000. Also new are Systinet’s Policy Manager 2.0 for administering IT governance and Mindreef’s SOAPscope Server 5.2 for QoS testing.

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Tags: Microsoft   SOA   Middleware   Governance  

Wisdom of dueling SOA initiatives questioned

Applications of service architectures barely even exist yet, so how come the world has two organizations dedicated to the compatibility of service architecture governance? That’s what Burton Group analysts were asking at a conference this week regarding the Governance Interoperability Framework and SOA Link. A user, Benjamin Moreland of The Hartford, put it best: “I don’t think the vendors that sell these understand or are able to articulate the value.”

For more on the bug:
– read this InfoWorld article

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IBM plans open-source style for new tools

IBM said it will open-source the core of its upcoming Rational Jazz collaboration and IT governance software. IBM will consider following the open-source model for its whole range of Rational products if developers approve of the Jazz program, the division’s VP explained. Timeframes for Jazz’s availability and the code release are not clear, nor is IBM revealing which public licenses it will use. Hopefully they will pick the standard GPL and not something controversial as Sun Microsystems …

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IBM to highlight governance at Rational show

IT governance technologies will be a major topic at IBM’s Rational Software Development Conference next week. Without giving details, IBM officials said governance is important because technology itself is a fairly level playing field. (Another way to understand it: Every car in this weekend’s Indy 500 race will use an identical Honda-provided engine, so tuning and management become vital variables.) …

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Tags: SOA   Sprint   Governance  

Better way to manage customer data?

Put on your buzzword filters. A new concept known as “data governance,” the concept of establishing an enterprise-wide spring cleaning project for all of your customer data, is getting more popular daily. It’s a useful concept whenever data starts acting wild–when there’s a merger of companies or departments using differing systems, when hacks succeed, or just when your mess of data prevents good work from being done. Companies from start-ups to IBM are thinking about this.

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IBM service architecture to govern all?

IBM’s latest stab at profiting from modular software technology is called Service Oriented Architecture Governance, delivered as a bundle of the WebSphere application server with various services and process parameters. Development and management applications from Big Blue’s Rational and Tivoli lines are also included among the bundled goods. How they’ll determine pricing for ideas, services and white papers is not clear, but if it becomes clear, we’ll let you know.

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Evolving trends in IT governance

The trend thus far in IT governance has been toward centralized management in order to get technology aligned with business requirements. But research and surveys are showing a slow, steady change in strategy to decentralized environments. Experts say it’s because organizations are looking to gain greater uniformity and save money. The best solution may be a mix of both centralized and decentralized approaches.

For more on trends in IT governance:
– read this BPM Today article

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