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A group of prominent security professionals forecast the significant industry shifts in 2014. Greg Masters compiles the responses. What threat vectors will be most prominent? Why? Jason Bloomberg, president, ZapThink: In 2014, the story won’t be any particular threat vector. It will be the sheer spectrum of different types of threat vectors – web, email, social media, Wi-Fi hotspots, social engineering, with new ones being added to the list limited only by the speed of hackers’ imaginations. Read the entire article at http://www.scmagazine.com/a-look-ahead-forecasts-for-2014/article/320599/1/. ... (more)

Are Microservices ‘SOA Done Right’? By @TheEbizWizard | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Given my years at ZapThink, fighting to help architects understand what Service-Oriented Architecture really was and how to get it right, it’s no surprise that many people ask me this question. If you took my SOA course, you can probably guess my answer: it depends. Even to this day we don’t have a universally accepted definition of SOA. But even if we did, we’d also have to figure out what “SOA done wrong” means, in order to contrast microservices with it. However, the question “Are Microservices ‘SOA Done Right’?” itself is a mix of apples and, well not oranges – more like confu... (more)

Real-Time Digital: Transforming IT Operations Through Better Analytics

Every digital transformation initiative must deal with the ever-increasing pace of change – in the marketplace, in the technology environment, and in the world at large. Clearly, as customer expectations accelerate, technology must keep up. Squeezing every last millisecond of performance leads to the demand for real-time – technology with no delays whatsoever, moving at the speed of thought itself. For the people in enterprise IT, this real-time challenge raises the bar for everything they do. Software development moves more quickly. Security and governance become increasingly a... (more)

Worksoft: Process Automation, Testing, and Compliance for Enterprise Packaged Applications

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief Business processes that include interactions with ERP and other packaged applications typically involve various end-user touchpoints and interactions with other applications, both on-premises and in the cloud. Automating such processes is itself a software challenge, requiring visibility into the processes as well as the ability to test, manage, and document them. Worksoft addresses these challenges by offering process automation for enterprise packaged applications, as well as process discovery, documentation, and testing. By abstracting such proce... (more)

Net-Centricity: SOA in Battle

ZapThink recently conducted our Licensed ZapThink Architect Bootcamp course for a branch of the United States Department of Defense (DoD). As it happens, an increasing proportion of our US-based business is for the DoD, which is perfectly logical, given the strategic nature Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) plays for the DoD. SOA is so strategic, in fact, that SOA underlies how the DoD expects to achieve its mission in the 21st century -- namely, defending US interests by presenting the most powerful military presence on the globe. Furthermore, the story of how SOA became so st... (more)