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TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- CommerceQuest Inc. today announced the extension of its Universal Process Engine to include support for business process analysis (BPA) tools from Telelogic, a leading provider of solutions for business process automation and modeling. As part of CommerceQuest's Business Process Management Suite (BPM Suite), the Universal Process Engine is the world's most flexible, standards-based process engine, designed to help organizations achieve end-to-end business process management. By combining CommerceQuest's Universal Process Engine with leading analysis and modeling solutions from Telelogic, customers will be able to take existing process models into a rich execution environment, producing even greater process improvements. In many cases, organizations can achieve 45 percent and greater improvements in the efficiencies of their proces... (more)

MEDIA ADVISORY: User-Centric Identity Proponents Conduct Interoperable Consumer- and Business-Focused Identity Systems Demonstration

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 10/18/07 -- Burton Group, an IT research firm focused on in-depth analysis of enterprise IT infrastructure, is hosting a user-centric identity interoperability demonstration in conjunction with Open Source Identity System (OSIS), an identity commons working group. The demonstration will take place at Catalyst Conference Europe in Barcelona, Spain on 23 October, 2007 from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. The event signifies the intent of multiple identity management focused vendors and project groups to demonstrate the interoperability required for a universally accepted user-centric identity framework, which addresses the need for a synchronized and harmonized identity management system for the Internet. Participants include identity projects such as Bandit Project, Eclipse Higgins Project, Internet2 Shibboleth Project, The Pamela Project, Ian... (more)

Celebrity Cruises Selects InfoGenesis POS(TM) by Agilysys

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agilysys, Inc. , a leading provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software solutions, announced today that Celebrity Cruises in Miami, Fla. has selected the InfoGenesis POS(TM) by Agilysys solution, the InfoGenesis dining room inventory solution and the DataMagine(TM) Sign & Secure signature capture solution to streamline operations on four of its new premium Solstice-class ships. Celebrity Cruises is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (Logo: ) InfoGenesis POS is a flexible, robust and enterprise-ready point-of-sale solution that combines powerful reporting and configuration capabilities with an easy-to-use touch-screen terminal application. The system's centralized database pulls together food and beverage functions, enabling total mana... (more)

XAware Releases XAware 5.2

XAware, Inc. announces the general availability of XAware 5.2, the leading open source data integration solution for creating and managing composite data services. Working closely with its rapidly growing user community, XAware has included upgrades that give developers new design options that make it easier to design and deliver data services for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Rich Internet Applications (RIA) and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. The most notable addition to XAware 5.2 is the data-first design feature. Leveraging two important aspects of the Eclipse Data Tools Project, Connection Profiles and Data Source Explorer, XAware users can now create data services by starting with data sources. This option, often known as bottom-up design, is an ideal fit for data oriented developers and architects, especially those who need to combine data ... (more)

The Open Group Unveils New Web-Based Tool for Enterprise Architects to Ease Use of TOGAF(TM) 9

New TOGAF Customizer(TM) Speeds Task of Managing Popular Architecture Development Method SAN FRANCISCO, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium focused on open standards and global interoperability within and between enterprises, today announced the general availability of the TOGAF Customizer(TM), which can be used to implement TOGAF version 9 more easily. Developed and endorsed by the members of The Open Group's Architecture Forum, TOGAF 9 represents an industry consensus framework and method for Enterprise Architecture that is available for use internally by any organization around the world. The new tool, donated to The Open Group by Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, is available for download here: Based on the Eclip... (more)

Savvion Announces Event Lineup for Brainstorm DC Conference

Savvion, the trailblazing business process management company, has announced its roster of activities related to its sponsorship of the Brainstorm DC Conference – Transparency and Accountability for an Open Government, September 22-24, 2009. Savvion will be engaged in the following activities: September 23, 12:30-2:00PM Rod Squires, Savvion SVP Channel Sales, will host the executive luncheon keynote titled “Making a Case for BPM”. In this session Jerriann Garcia, Enterprise Architecture Manager, SOA/BPM Program Manager from Sandia National Laboratories will share her experiences.   Savvion will also be presenting the following workshops in a session between 2:00PM and 5:00PM on September 23rd:   2:00PM – 2:45PM BPM, Business Face of SOA, presented by Andrew Gordon, Director SOA and Open Source Solutions, Unisys - a Savvion partner.   2:45PM – 3:30PM... (more)

MEGA Demonstrates Best Practices in Business Process Analysis

MEGA, an industry leader in business process analysis (BPA) and enterprise architecture (EA) solutions, will feature a new software solution, Appian Process Architect by MEGA, and a discussion on best practices in BPA by Terence Lee, vice president of MEGA, at the Appian FORUM09, October 26-28 in Reston, VA. Lee, with more than 20 years of industry experience, will discuss how BPA provides visibility into organizations’ operations to help them anticipate changing market opportunities. He will show how BPA can be used to create organizational value through higher performance, more efficiency, and greater profitability. The MEGA Suite has been the foundation for improved business performance for nearly 20 years. The software uses mapping, modeling, and visual impact simulation and analysis to help organizations understand and analyze their business processes and man... (more)

Essential Project’s One Year Anniversary

It’s been one year since the launch of The Essential Project, the free, open source Enterprise Architecture Tool and Community. There have been almost 3,000 downloads of the tool, with a steady monthly download average of 240. The website receives over 2,500 visits each month, with visitor analysis suggesting at least 600 organisations using Essential Architecture Manager in some capacity over an extended time period. We are delighted with this success and the indication that Essential is making a real contribution to Enterprise Architects in many organisations, from large global corporations, government agencies and education establishments to smaller local companies, as evidenced by discussions on the forums and direct communications. This is a real endorsement of not only the tool, but our free, open source approach. Our first year has been busy. In response to de... (more)

The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be sent to me via Twitter ( and I will endeavor to include them in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)

Creation and Consumption of Web Services with PowerBuilder

PowerBuilder 12.5 introduced a number of significant enhancements to web services support, both for creation and consumption. In particular, the following were introduced as new features in PowerBuilder.NET: WCF client proxy WCF service target REST client proxy We're going to look at what those new features provide and how to use them. We're also going to look at how we can package some of that functionality so that it can be used from PowerBuilder Classic applications as well. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) First though, some background. When support for a web service client was first introduced in PowerBuilder 9, it was done based on an open source library called EasySOAP. There were some limitations with that implementation, primarily because the EasySOAP library only supported SOAP 1.1, was limited to XML over HTTP transport, and provided no support for an... (more)

Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers Now Open

Early Bird Savings Cloud Expo Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON's industry-leading International Cloud Expo is going from strength to strength. The 5th International Cloud Expo, to be held April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is fast approaching. Topics on which submission are welcome include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested examples below). Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud: submit your speaking propos... (more)