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Applications continue to become more on-demand and application environments continue to grow in complexity and scale. Real-time troubleshooting is now a requirement for every application administrator, developer and support person. How can developers, data center professionals and support staff understand what's happening with their distributed applications and troubleshoot problems more effectively? This session will highlight the challenges of troubleshooting modern application environments. We'll examine tools and techniques and provide practical advice through real world troubleshooting examples. Attendees will learn more effective approaches to common and complex problem identification, analysis and resolution. Speaker Bio: During his career, Michael has been building and managing large scale IT environments at Yahoo, Infoseek and several companies he's co-foun... (more)

Web Age Solutions Named "Silver Sponsor" of SOA World Conference & Expo

Web Age Solutions is a  provider of technology mentoring and education to the Fortune 500. Their "Preferred Vendor" status with the global leaders is a result of their highly progressive approach to knowledge transfer and relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction. While many of their competitors are just now getting their feet wet with SOA, they have been delivering SOA training and mentoring since 2003. Moving well beyond theoretical discussions of SOA, we have a deep library of practical SOA curriculum backed by hands-on experience. Web Age understands that unique business processes are integrated into every IT strategy. We have the expertise to deliver knowledge transfer programs that are tailored to your organization's approach to SOA. Your business is unique. Your adoption of SOA is unique. Your SOA education program should be too. For more information about... (more)

Strategy Considerations for Collaboration in the Cloud

What challenges should organizations anticipate when shifting to the cloud? What are the current best practices for implementing a secure on-premise and cloud deployment mix? These and other questions will be answered in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), by Ross Chevalier, President of Novell Canada and also CTO for Novell Americas. 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo is taking place on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. and you can attend both Chevalier's session and the entire event FREE by use of the guest code VIPguest here [case sensitive] FREE COUPON CODE FOR VIP PASS REGISTRATION: VIPguest (case sensitive) Attendees will take away from Chevalier's GovIT Expo session key tips for designing a next-generation collaboration deployment model that connects b... (more)

SOA and Cloud: Achieving the Agility Double Play

What are the linkages of SOA to Cloud, and what is best way to accelerate from SOA into Cloud? These questions will be answered by Eric Marks - founder, president, and CEO of AgilePath Corporation - in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo). 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo is taking place on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC., and you can attend both Mark's session and the entire event FREE by use of the guest code VIPguest here [case sensitive] FREE COUPON CODE FOR VIP PASS REGISTRATION: VIPguest (case sensitive) SOA and Cloud are complementary initiatives, and they build on and support one another. This session will present SOA and Cloud patterns that show the linkages of SOA to Cloud, and how to accelerate from SOA into Cloud. Register Today and Save ! Vie... (more)

Why Standards Bodies Need to Stick Together

Prior to 2009, there was seemingly little need for standards within financial services.  Continued high turnovers ensured there was little, or no, talk of efficiency, transparency, or passing savings on to customers, and reducing the vast investment on IT integration was a non-issue. This was the case up until the banking crisis, which resulted in $1.5 trillion in bank writedowns being realised from 2007 to end 2009 (IMG Global Financial Stability Report, April 2010) The financial crisis of 2008 is a term now used to discuss a wide range of ills.  Yet there is little doubt of the impact it has had on financial services.  Not only are banks now scrutinising expenditure a lot more closely, but they must also provide evidence of efficiency and cost-cutting if they are to regain public trust.  This increased focus on expenditure naturally brought about a period of chan... (more)

i-Technology 2008 Predictions: Where's RIAs, AJAX, SOA and Virtualization Headed in 2008?

2007 was undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008? Will '08 be the year of "Unified Communications" or the year when CMS comes to stand for "Community Management System" - or even "Collaboration Management System"? Or will it be the year of a giga-merger, to beat the mere mega-mergers of 2007? As usual at the end of each year, SYS-CON has been informally polling its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors. As always, the range and depth of their answers is fascinating, throwing light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale. Enjoy! RIAs versus AJAX . Ruby on Rails . PHP . Facebook Competitors  TIM BRAY Director of Web Technologies, Sun Tim Bray managed the Oxford English Dictionary projec... (more)

DataServices World: Data is the Primary Component of Architecture

An increasing number of verticals are using Data Services - services that deal with the production or consumption of data - to solve real business problems and deliver key information...all completely transparent to the user. Data is after all the primary component of architecture, including SOA, as StrikeIron CEO David Linthicum recently underlined in an exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON.com. When I asked him about DataServices World, the new co-located event that's being held at the 13th International SOA World Conference & Expo in June in New York, Linthicum was enthusiastic. Did he agree with SYS-CON Events, I wondered, that the time is right for a dedicated event situated at the intersection of databases, data warehousing, business intelligence, enterprise computing and Internet computing – or are we still too early? "No, this is growing now," Linthicum responde... (more)

Case Study: Leveraging the Workday Integration Cloud

Our latest podcast provides a case study on how new forms of cloud-based integration are helping a major high-tech company build new relationships among and between extended enterprise business processes. We'll examine how Fairchild Semiconductor has been an early adopter of integration platform as a service (iPaaS). The venerable Silicon Valley company has been using graphical tools to build integrations among and between far-flung applications and services but with those integration platforms housed in a newly unveiled Workday Integration Cloud. [Disclosure: Workday is a sponsor of BriefingsDirect podcasts.] We’ll learn here from the chief technology officer at Workday on what the integration cloud approach can do and how it points to a future in which broad integration capabilities are increasingly built into software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. This cloud-ba... (more)

SYSPRO ERP Today Is Future Perfect

SYSPRO, a developer of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, today announced that according to statements made by Michael Krigsman, CEO of Asuret, Inc., in a recently published Inside-ERP brief, SYSPRO today contains all the characteristics that will be offered by ERP solution providers in two years. In “Future Tech: Where Will ERP Be in 2 Years?” Krigsman states that “ERP of the future promises to be simplified, more accessible and easier to use…” He goes on to say that “. . . ERP must become more simplified, both in terms of the deployment of the system and aligning it with an organization’s business processes.” According to Joey Benadretti, President, SYSPRO USA, SYSPRO was the first ERP provider to develop an ERP implementation methodology that not only speeds the implementation proc... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

AJAX, Web 2.0 & SOA Power Panel Live From Times Square

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