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On Tuesday, IBM unveiled their latest intrusion-protection system, that offers resilience to network-based but also application controls and URL filtering. This combined capability offers cost savings and enhanced capabilities. SSL is no longer the catch all, it needs duct tape! In t...
IBM WebSphere Commerce is a J2EE-based product which provides a platform for developers to write an integrated extensible solution that adds value in customer-centric online business. WebSphere Commerce allows developers to customize its functionality according to current business dema...
This article series demonstrates how to use IBM WebSphere Business Integration V6.0 products to model, assemble, deploy, and manage a business process in an end-to-end solution using WebSphere Business Modeler, WebSphere Integration Developer, WebSphere Process Server, and WebSphere Bu...
The emergence of service-oriented frameworks results from the evolution of software development and implementation over the last 20 years. Our industry has evolved from monolithic applications and hard-to-manage client/server solutions and has now discovered that the incremental develo...
You don't have to look any further than your own driveway to get a sense of some of the challenges facing the automotive industry. First, is the type or brand of vehicle you're driving now different from your previous vehicles? The answer is likely yes. The days when buyers bought a Ch...
The most basic yet challenging problem of business integration is reconciling differences between data and messages within the enterprise. Enterprises have multiple application systems that hold data related to the data in other applications. The problem is the way in which those data ...
This is the second in a two-part series of articles introducing the benefits of a hub-and-spoke architecture and IBM's WebSphere Business Integration (BI) Server. In the first article, we detailed the financial and technical benefits of using a hub-and-spoke design, such as reduction i...
There are a handful of enterprise application integration (EAI) products aimed at helping small, medium, and large businesses integrate enterprise assets to reduce costs and improve communications. This article is the first of a two-part series introducing IBM's EAI solution, WebSphere...
This article describes how the IDE can be utilized as a common platform for both developers and business experts, how the development process is accelerated, and how costs are reduced. The integrated IDE supports free choice of architecture for using business logic.
This article explores certain approaches that will result in a robust integration solution. Messaging technology is designed to deal with requirements. Home-grown solutions can face significant challenges to meet these needs.