A tight and uncertain economic climate has prompted organizations to seek out low-cost yet effective ways to meet their needs for application and data integration. Forrester's research, commissioned on behalf of Red Hat, indicates that a growing number of enterprises across all industries are now considering, piloting, or deploying open-source integration solutions. This paper explores some relevant data on the adoption drivers, pain points, and usage trends related to the use of open source integration technology.
For IT to support an organization's business challenges today, it must provide the infrastructure, applications, and data services needed to make intelligent business decisions quickly. This whitepaper discusses the comprehensive integration required—across an organization’s entire value chain—that drives transformation to the intelligent, integrated enterprise.
Service-oriented architecture (SOA), and particularly its most common implementation as web services, represents the latest stage of evolution in application architecture for the enterprise. Service-oriented architectures are enabling organizations to increase their agility in the face of change, improve operating efficiency, and reduce the cost of doing business—often significantly. In spite of these advances, many organizations with significant investments in data collection and storage technologies still struggle with how best to embrace and deploy the new architecture in a way that leverages data assets. This whitepaper discusses the numerous challenges faced by both large companies and federal agencies seeking to embrace SOA, and details a metadata-driven, model-based approach to addressing them.
Prior to the hybrid cloud, IT determined how an enterprise infrastructure grew. With the introduction of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), lines of business, such as marketing, sales and logistics, can expand the enterprise infrastructure without involving IT by directly purchasing SaaS. Beware of the “accidental SOA cloud architecture.”
The challenges faced by today’s government agencies and commercial operations are many and varied—and to stay afloat, these organizations must not only promote change from within, but they must also be agile enough to quickly adapt to evolving markets, policies, regulations, and business models. Fortunately for them, the convergence of a trio of technologies and business practices—business process management (BPM), service-oriented architecture (SOA), and Web 2.0—is providing a solution.
Business process management (BPM) is in a period of transition. For the past several years, companies have been getting familiar with BPM, undertaking specific projects to address “burning process problems” or launching tightly scoped projects to understand the capabilities of BPM Suites (BPMS) and how they should be used.The successes of those initial projects and pilots have given companies the confidence and vision to take their BPM efforts to the next level—moving beyond that first project to a broader program encompassing multiple projects that are part of a larger business process improvement initiative. That leads to a series of logical questions: What processes should we focus on next? How do we scale the discovery, development, deployment and usage of process applications throughout the company? What are the best practices we should follow to maximize reuse from project to project to achieve economies of scale?
On a smarter planet, change, complexity and uncertainty have become opportunities for businesses and entire industries to transform, grow and serve customers in new ways. This reality is driven by three shifts:
IBM Business Process Manager—a single solution to make your BPM journey easier. Starting the BPM journey can seem like a daunting task, from both the executive buy-in and implementation perspectives, and IBM Business Process Manager can make that journey substantially easier. IBM Business Process Manager is a comprehensive and consumable BPM platform that provides total visibility and management of your business processes.
Although "doing more with less" is a common mantra these days, delivering improved business efficiency is necessary, but not sufficient, to put organisations in strong competitive positions. Business change velocity, combined with increasingly stringent customer expectations, mean that agility and responsiveness have to be equally important goals for business improvement projects. Business Process Management (BPM) – the business improvement approach that.s naturally aligned to address end-to-end improvements – needs to be part of your business improvement toolkit here. But if a BPM initiative is going to help you drive top-line growth, you.re going to need to think differently and employ additional functionality.This report explores how organisations can build on a foundation of process automation for operational agility and responsiveness, by enlisting complementary technologies like business event processing and business rules management.
Nearly 55 million people depend on the French National Health Insurance Fund, CNAMTS. Learn how CNAMTS leverages case management to reduce paper and processing times while improving service quality.
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- How document capture helps speed processing and eliminate errors
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