IBM Goes For Broke On SOA - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Software
Commentary
9/20/2005
01:24 PM
Alice LaPlante
Alice LaPlante
Commentary
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
[Ransomware] Taking the Mystery out of Ransomware
Dec 07, 2016
Lost data. Systems locked down. Whole companies coming to a grinding halt. When it comes to ransom ...Read More>>

IBM Goes For Broke On SOA

This week, IBM put its money where its mouth has been for quite some time: on service oriented architectures (SOAs). As part of a massive reorganization of its software and services portfolio, IBM finally announced its long-anticipated enterprise service bus (ESB) that has been in the works for years.

This week, IBM put its money where its mouth has been for quite some time: on service oriented architectures (SOAs).

As part of a massive reorganization of its software and services portfolio, IBM finally announced its long-anticipated enterprise service bus (ESB) that has been in the works for years.The WebSphere Enterprise Services Bus should help businesses tie together Web-services-based applications, and integrate formerly disparate systems. IBM also debuted the WebSphere Process Server, and a new version of the WebSphere Message Broker, which will allow companies to bring in non-standards-based applications into the SOA fold.

To help developers build SOA-compliant composite applications, IBM took the wraps off Eclipse-based WebSphere Integration Developer, and promised to bring to market products in its Tivoli portfolio of management tools that are specifically designed to manage composite applications.

IBM has been focusing on SOA-related services for some time, with its dedicated practice for servicing SOA-bound businesses. Last week, IBM strengthened its services offerings by unveiling new practices to help users measure the performance of SOAs, manage them, and track SOA projects. A number of industry-specific teams have also been forms to help companies in a variety of vertical segments.

Of course, IBM isn't the only company aggressively courting the enterprise world in the hopes of reaping revenues from the massive shift to SOAs (Gartner predicts that the vast majority of larger enterprises will have some component of SOA in their IT infrastructure within the next two years). In addition to all the best-of-breed smaller players that sell SOA products and services there are the industry heavyweights such as BEA and Tibco that are vying for the hearts and minds of SOA-bound businesses. But IBM has a leg up on all these things, with a rich portfolio of products and services that promise to deliver real value to the enterprise. It will be interesting to see how its competitors respond to this major announcement. Stay tuned.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial Services
IT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of November 6, 2016. We'll be talking with the InformationWeek.com editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll