The growth of mobile devices, advances in technology and the rise of social media are impacting the way customers interact with organisations. This article examines how business process management can drive the way organisations respond to and interact with their customers using social media. Automated BPM can provide the tools for deeper and better customer engagement.
Winston Bumpus, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the DMTF, introduces Cloud Service Brokers – agents providing guidance in selecting and using the most appropriate cloud service from multiple providers – and the CIMI model – a standardized model based on the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) Specification - used to integrate cloud service providers.
Web services offer distinct go-to-market velocity in terms of real-time innovation, but requires new standards in the way APIs are secured and managed and the nature in which APIs communicate between organizations at the B2B enterprise gateway level.
The battle over security and performance is fought by security professionals and network administrators. These factions have to barter an uneasy truce for the organization to survive.
Zato is an open-source ESB and application server written in Python. It is designed to integrate systems in SOA and to build backend applications (i.e. API only). 2
Paul Dix leads a practical exploration into Big Data in this video training series. The training focuses on the high level architecture while teaching practical usage skills and Ruby algorithms.
Kai Wähner explains the differences between an integration framework, an ESB and a suite, following with advice for selecting the right one from existing commercial and open source solutions. 19
This article (the second in a four-part series) focuses on the design of a hypermedia server based on the API designed for the class scheduling problem domain outlined in part one of the series. 1
This article (the first in a four-part series) focuses on the design of a hypermedia type, by mapping a particular problem domain to hypermedia messages, as a basis for the API. 1
A problem with WCF development is the proxy generator, which gives you nothing but simple DTOs. This article shows how to bypass the proxy generator so that your client and server can share code. 1
Insights from Demis Bellot on the motivation behind ServiceStack, design choices made in the project, as well as the role Microsoft and Mono play in future of open source .NET. (Part 2)
Insights from Demis Bellot on the motivation behind ServiceStack, design choices made in the project, as well as the role Microsoft and Mono play in future of open source .NET. (Part 1) 1