Technology Special Report: Business IntegrationBy CIOinsight | Posted 10-13-2006
While the open-environment concepts of Web services and service-oriented architectures have gained popularity in recent years, organizations have been slower to adopt third-party tools to manage their performance. Those that have, however, are finding real results, whether in saved man hours or improved time to market. But integrating Web services management requires serious planning-and an even more serious understanding of your organization's business strategy. Here's how to make it work.
Too many companies jump into Web services without taking the proper precautions to oversee their traffic. Here's how a few technology managers have navigated the waters, and some advice from experts for those about to get their feet wet. Company Profiles
Actional: People Power
AmberPoint: An Eye Inside
WebMethods: Staying the Course?
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The secret to integrating with your business partners, according to Bentley College's M. Lynne Markus, is to maximize the benefits for them, and maximize the benefits for yourself. Sounds simple, right? So why is it so hard?
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