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  • Technology Trends - Web Services and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)

    Web Services and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)

    Although just beginning to take shape, the vision for Web services is to provide interoperability between disparate systems so that isolated applications and data can be integrated into a single Information Systems framework. In a world of burgeoning e-commerce, Web applications and interoperability can make or break a business. What are the business drivers for deploying Web services, and how does it impact your existing IT infrastructure? What are the issues, pitfalls, and benefits of an SOA and Web services? Who are the early adopters? How can you prepare?

    September, 2004

  • IT Best Practices - Developing a Technical Infrastructure Strategy

    Developing a Technical Infrastructure Strategy

    Developing a technical infrastructure or technical architecture strategy can be a daunting task, especially in light of new technology trends and directions and changing business requirements. However, a technical architecture strategy is a key component of an overall IT strategic plan and a critical component to proactive planning so that IT can meet the future needs of the business. Key drivers and components of a technical architecture strategy are outlined in this paper to assist IT leaders in this important process. Click here to purchase.

    September, 2004

  • Technology Trends - Does Your Business Need a Data Warehouse?

    Does Your Business Need a Data Warehouse?

    Business managers have long struggled to have the right information to make the right business decision at the right moment. In fact, many of today’s household retail names—Starbucks, Amazon, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Home Depot—attribute their ability to understand customer behavior and respond quickly to changes in buying patterns to their data warehouse deployments. You can’t get the global view of the business that you need to make decisions from transactional systems. Click here to purchase. - $195 (USD)

    February, 2004