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Interview: Miko Matsumura on AlignSpace

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Apr 21, 2009

In this interview, Miki Matsumura, Deputy CTO of Software AG, introduces a new collaborative platform for business process practitioners: AlignSpace. He explains that middleware is just one part of the equation when it comes to integration projects, he sees a lot of value coming from enabling people to collaborate more efficiently.

Improving the Business Process Simulation

by Boris Lublinsky on  Mar 18, 2009

While interest in Business Process Management increases, Business Process Simulation is becoming more and more important. Recent blog posts by Keith Swenson and Bruce Silver discuss important aspects of the Business Process Simulation.

A Workflow-as-a-Service Platform using SilverLight

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 05, 2009 2

SnapFlow is the latest Workflow-as-a-Service platform to launch. Gopinath Dhanakodi, VP of Engineering, explains his technical choices while Samad Wahedi comments on why they decided not to use BPM standards as they aim at providing workflow for the masses.

BPEL: Who Needs It Anyway?

by Boris Lublinsky on  Jan 31, 2009 11

A new article by Keith Swenson follows InfoQ’s article “Why BPEL is not the holy grail for BPM” to show BPEL’s limitations and the ways they can be overcome by direct BPMN execution.

IBM's BPM Zero Project: RESTful Worflow Management

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Dec 29, 2008 8

Christina Lau introduces IBM’s vision for BPM-as-a-Service: a light-weight BPMN based scripting engine for RESTful services. This vision is well in line with products currently on the market. The product is incubated at Project Zero and will eventually be deployed with WebSphere sMash.

BPMN 2.0 Virtual Roundtable Interview

by Mark Little on  Dec 25, 2008

In another one of our online roundtable interviews, we talk with some of the people behind the latest version of the BPMN standard that is progressing through the OMG. We talk with them about BPMN 2.0 as well as XPDL and BPEL4People.

Workflows, Services and Models

by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 09, 2008 1

In his new whitepaper, David Chappell takes a first look at the latest Microsoft technologies - WF 4.0, Dublin, and Oslo, explaining what these technologies are and more importantly, how they can be used together to create and run workflow-based, service-oriented, and model-driven applications.

Article: Why BPEL is not the Holy Grail for BPM

by Gavin Terrill on  Oct 22, 2008 29

In this article, Pierre Vigneras of open source workflow engine Bonita fame, discusses the pitfalls of using the BPEL for designing workflows.

Business Processes for SOA Governance

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Oct 16, 2008 5

Prabhakar Mynampati, an Advisory Architect at IBM, published last week an article detailing 6 SOA Governance business processes. The article includes a BPMN-like process definitions, rationales and benefits of adopting more formal approaches to SOA Governance.

Oracle BPM Roadmap Revealed

by Boris Lublinsky on  Oct 12, 2008

During Oracle’s Open World conference last month, Oracle has revealed their BPM strategy and roadmap. The centerpiece of this strategy is building a unified BPM platform based on the strength of existing Oracle’s assets and BEA acquisition.

Oracle Unveils ts SOA Product Strategy

by Boris Lublinsky on  Aug 12, 2008

After the Oracle acquisition of BEA it was not clear how Oracle was going to integrate often competing SOA products in its and BEA’s portfolio. In his presentation last month David Shaffer, VP Product Managemen for, Oracle Integration, described the Oracle-BEA product Strategy and Roadmap for SOA, BPM, Governance and Events.

Author Interview, Book review, Sample Chapter: "Applied SOA"

by Stefan Tilkov on  Aug 05, 2008 3

InfoQ features an interview with the authors and a review of a new book on "Applied SOA", as well as a sample chapter for download. Among the authors is Boris Lublinsky, one of InfoQ's SOA editors. In the interview, the authors talk about major hurdles in SOA introduction, the problem with lack of skills, and their assessment of SOA's maturity.

The BPMN 2.0 Debate Continues

by Boris Lublinsky on  Jul 13, 2008

With the continuous merging between SOA and BPM, an attention to BPM design and implementation continues to attract the attention of bloggers whose comments span a wide range of problems from business process design to implementation.

Object Lifecycle Explorer Released on AlphaWorks

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jun 06, 2008 6

Object Lifecycles (a.k.a State Machines) have been for the most part ignored by developers, architects and business process practitioners alike. A group of researchers from IBM Zurich has just released an Object Lifecycle modeling tool that complements and link with executable Business Process models.

What can we expect from BPMN 2.0?

by Boris Lublinsky on  May 04, 2008 4

Although OMG is not scheduled to get to BPMN 2.0 until August/September timeframe, the initial announcements about its possible directions have caused a lot of activities on the Web.

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