An ungoverned SOA project can lead to unintended consequences, reversing the cycle and causing SOA to add cost and disrupt processes.
By Alex Nubla
The year was 2004. John was a CTO for an IBM ISV that piloted a supply chain application. The company used a SOAP engine inside the IBM Websphere Application Server (WAS) with Enterprise JavaBeans for the front-end and connections to an i5/OS RPG application using WSDL.
One author says the current subprime mortgage meltdown might have been avoided if large financial players had been more collaborative.
By Chris Smith
Regardless of the hardship it is causing many people, the subprime mortgage meltdown may have a silver lining by indirectly stimulating innovation in the years ahead.
IBM's growing interest in Africa and the world's other poorer regions is rooted in several philosophies, including social responsibility, but one of those philosophies is simply economic self-interest.