Web Age Solutions

One of the biggest challenges in mobile development is choosing the device or platform to target. Should you build for iPhone/iPad, Android, Windows Mobile or Blackberry? Or, will you have to support parallel development for multiple platforms? In this webinar we will examine a third option, we'll look at techniques for cross-platform mobile development using HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. We will look at two powerful libraries, jQuery Mobile and Sencha Touch as well as PhoneGap, a framework that allows Javascript to run natively on the device.

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Category:Mobile Computing -- posted at: 10:49am EST

In the last few years, enterprises have begun to get serious about implementing robust architecture practices. In doing so, there are some common pitfalls and risks that large organizations encounter. In this talk, Kyle Gabhart explores the most common challenges that Fortune 500s encounter when implementing an architecture practice and discusses recommended strategies for success. Presenter: Kyle Gabhart, Director of Architecture Mentors, a division of Web Age Solutions.

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Category:Enterprise Architecture -- posted at: 10:23am EST

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