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Microsoft has released an XP update with advanced security technologies and has urged Windows XP users to turn on Automatic Updates to get consistent security updates. However, IBM has told its users not to install the Windows XP update.
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 ...
The insurance industry is facing pressures on its financial results that rival those challenging almost any other industry. On the expense side, there is increased loss - from man-made catastrophes, new environmental and liability issues, and inflation - and customer demands for better...
In the coming months, hundreds of corporations will migrate thousands of applications from the WebSphere 4.x platform to WebSphere 5.0. The reasons for doing so are both many and compelling, not the least of which is that support for the WebSphere 4.x platform will cease to exist in a ...
The Internet has no doubt become the most popular source of information today. More and more businesses have adopted the Internet as the vehicle to display their business information, advertise their products, and maintain customer interactions. The activity of developing Web applicati...
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...
Look at it this way, saying 'surfacing' is an improvement over saying 'portalizing'! Just in case this is your first time hearing either term, they have identical definitions: bringing the data to the top most layer of the system. If you think about your development experience, you've ...
With a customer roster that includes Fortune 500 companies like Citibank, Verizon, JP Morgan, and medium-sized shops like Spectra Marketing, Viador - provider of reporting and OLAP analysis tools for customers that need to do reporting and analyze their data such as financial analysis ...
Last month, Jack Martin, editor-in-chief of WebSphere Journal, and Tom Inman, vice president of product management and marketing, IBM WebSphere Software, talked about the differences between WebSphere and WebLogic. This month, they look at what's happening in WebSphere now and in the f...
Evolving J2EE specifications continue to provide developers and architects with added performance muscle and flexibility for building and optimizing enterprise applications. J2EE advances are both a boon and a challenge as they can provide additional capabilities while also requiring r...