Technology Special Report: Business Integration

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.

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  • Expert Voices: Lynne Markus on Integrating with Business Partners

    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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  • Opinion: Why IT Integration is Critical to Merger Success

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    CIO Insight offers thought leadership and best practices in the IT security and management industry while providing expert recommendations on software solutions for IT leaders. It is the trusted resource for security professionals who need network monitoring technology and solutions to maintain regulatory compliance for their teams and organizations.

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