Web Age Solutions

Although many applications have been developed that use web services in some way or another, not all of them have been developed recently. This means that the choices available when these web service applications were developed could have been very different than it is now. Since many clients are beginning to upgrade their Java application server environments, perhaps even after skipping 1-2 versions of the server, it would be good to be familiar with all of the choices available now with modern web service environments and the changes that have been introduced. In this webinar we will survey the various choices for implementing modern web services and the clients of these services. Besides introducing JAX-WS, a simplified way to do SOAP web services, we will also cover the newest style of REST web services and how to use the JAX-RS specification to develop these services. A comparison between SOAP and REST web services and when to use each will be important information also. We will also provide a brief review of some of the various advanced WS-* SOAP service specifications that can address specific integration issues since these have seen much wider support and adoption as more environments are upgraded. So attend this webinar if you want to know the current range of choices available to you and how to apply the best technologies to implement application requirements.

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Category:Java -- posted at: 11:09am EST

Eventually, every organization either has or will have to come to grips with mobile devices in the workplace. Whether company provided or employee owned, officially sanctioned or under the radar, employees are using mobile devices in their work. In this seminar, we will look at the challenges presented by mobile devices in the enterprise. We will discuss a number of common issues that need to be addressed by a Mobile Device Policy. Finally, we will present a strategy for developing a Mobile Device Policy.

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Category:Mobile Computing -- posted at: 10:09am EST

Dashboards have become very popular in Business Intelligence world. SharePoint 2010 provides all the tools required for designing dashboards. Come and join us for a 1-hour webinar where we discuss what SharePoint 2010 has to offer for creating self-serviced dashboards.

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Category:Microsoft -- posted at: 9:53am EST

The broad adoption of agile methodologies within enterprise organizations has given rise to a common pain point. Agile methods are not necessarily the right fit for every project. However, few organizations have established criteria and related governance practices to guide the decision on when to utilize traditional project methodologies vs agile ones. In this session, noted author and public speaker, Kyle Gabhart, explores the subject of criteria for utilizing agile practices and proper governance surrounding solution methodologies more generally. 
Presenter: Kyle Gabhart, Director of Architecture Mentors, a division of Web Age Solutions.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

With the release of WebSphere 8.5 this summer, there is another new version of WebSphere to learn what is new and how it impacts your WebSphere environments. Since many clients were just beginning the process to migrate to WebSphere 8.0, released only a year ago, we’ve found that many are simply altering these plans to migrate to 8.5. This means that many may be migrating to 8.5 earlier in the release cycle when there is not as much information like RedBooks available so information about this latest version is at a premium. In this webinar we will cover some of the advanced clustering and provisioning features introduced in 8.5 that make it particularly interesting for those with large WebSphere environments. We will also briefly mention major changes introduced in 7.0 and 8.0 since all of these may be "new" features to those who are migrating. 
Presenter: Stuart Smith, Java and Administration Lead

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Category:WebSphere -- posted at: 12:26pm EST

The classic CMMI-style approach to gauging and managing maturity isn't viable for modern architecture practices. Process-centric maturity that presumes a lock-step progression and a binary view of maturity is unrealistic. Experience in maturing Enterprise and Business Architecture practices reveals that a more flexible, artifact-centric and technique-driven approach is more pragmatic. In this session, architecture expert Kyle Gabhart presents a rubric-style approach to promoting mature architecture practices. 
Presenter: Kyle Gabhart, Director of Architecture Mentors, a division of Web Age Solutions.

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Category:Enterprise Architecture -- posted at: 11:48am EST

Organizations are recognizing the need to establish a business analysis role with effective practices and capable staff. Where do you start? This webinar brings together the successes and lessons learned from 3 different initiatives to implement Business Analysis Centres of Excellence (BA COE). The “key” activities and the essential artifacts required for an effective and successful COE strategy are identified and discussed. This session provides insights and strategies for defining and reconciling the Business Analysis role, establishing strategic partnerships, ensuring transparency of process and effectiveness of communication, engaging and supporting Management / Leaders / staff. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

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Category:SOA -- posted at: 12:01pm EST

In this session you will learn about the components the Oracle SOA Suite.
The SOA Suite is a key component in Oracle Fusion Middleware. This session will examine the various products that comprise the SOA Suite and map them to their roles in SOA Architecture. These products include Oracle BPEL Manager, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle Business Rules, Oracle Business Activity Manager, Oracle Web Service Manager, and Oracle WebLogic Server. Join us for this webinar as we learn how to assemble a SOA infrastructure using this powerful integrated product suite
Presenter: David Chung, Senior Technical Instructor, Web Age Solutions Inc.

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Category:Enterprise Architecture -- posted at: 10:12am EST

Mobilizing the Cloud

Two technology forces are growing rapidly and taking the business world by storm - mobile development and cloud computing. On the one hand, organizations of all shapes and sizes are recognizing the need to support mobile access to their enterprise capabilities. On the other hand, enterprises are moving more and more capabilities to the cloud. Not only are businesses expanding into these two fields, but a critical convergence is taking place. Mobile devices represent the fastest growing consumers of cloud services, producing an increased interest in both mobile and cloud. In this timely webinar, you will learn more about both of these trends as well as strategies for how to take advantage of them to move your enterprise forward.

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Category:Cloud -- posted at: 10:08am EST