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May 08, 2013
Rob Daigneau offers his expert insights on the convergence of the cloud, mobile technology and Web APIs.
March 06, 2009
REST based transactions assume that only one party to a global transaction accesses the shared state at any given time, sort of like passing a token. The other participants have no knowledge of what's going on at another participant and their operations on shared state can't be coordinated.
March 01, 2004
Draw a diagram that shows how objects are connected together to create a transaction (a micro-flow diagram). Then, draw a diagram showing how a business process is made up by connecting various systems (a macro-flow diagram). The two look similar. In fact they do look very much like the flow charts Peter Abrahams of IT-Director.com drew 30 years ago. This article continues the "Explaining integration" series.
October 24, 2002
These days, it seems that everyone is pitching the merits of using Web services to better integrate systems and businesses. "Drastically reduce integration costs, increase time-to-market and improve business flexibility using Web services!" claim many Web services integration vendors. How much of these promises are hype, and how much is reality?
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Analyst Arun Taneja outlines what IT pros should be asking themselves to determine the best way to implement object storage. Continue Reading
Google BigQuery is a cloud-based big data analytics web service for processing very large read-only data sets. BigQuery was designed for analyzing data on the order of billions of rows, using a SQL-like syntax. Continue Reading
When senior management asks to have the corporate colors or logo in OWA, there's an easy way to create and configure new OWA themes. Continue Reading
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Do you know that Web Services testing is different from conventional testing? Find out just how different they really are in this complimentary e-guide for our members. Continue Reading
One big debate right now is whether employees should use local applications or mobile Web-based services. There are use cases for each kind of app. Continue Reading
Here is a breakdown of when it's best to use REST or SOAP Web services. Continue Reading
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When a Red Hat cluster goes into production, you can protect it by configuring a supported high-availability service. Here's how. Continue Reading
Industry experts Jonathan Hassel and Ajay Kumar take a deep dive into the murky waters of identity management and authentication to explore whether the newest kid on the block, cloud identity management, is ready for prime time, and also provide a comprehensive introduction and best practices for two-factor authentication. Continue Reading
The former CIO at GM and BP previews the World BPO/ITO Forum in NYC and reveals what he would do differently as a CIO today … think business outcomes. Continue Reading
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The Web's top brands are implementing two-factor authentication for consumer Web authentication. Learn 2FA benefits, burdens and how to get started. Continue Reading
For enterprises intimidated by Hadoop, Google BigQuery offers an entry-level approach to big data analysis, but it may trade accuracy for speed. Continue Reading
Exchange 2013 site mailboxes are a great new feature, but several configuration steps are necessary before rolling them out to users. Continue Reading