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Long touted as a revolutionary technology, Web services promise to make IT infrastructures obsolete. They enable the free flow of information across systems, lowering the cost and complexity of integration across entire enterprises. They have moved to the forefront of IT and business executives' minds as an increased focus on real-time transaction processing, collaborative manufacturing, and e-commerce drive a strong demand for external integration (B2B) and Business Process Management (BPM). After all, the success of any business rests with process management since companies realize that broken or badly managed processes drain resources and profits. BPM solutions define structured, efficient and easily reconfigurable processes to support a company's operations. Optimally, they allow an organization to change its processes quickly when conditions shift in the busi... (more)

Facing the Challenges of Web Services BPM

In a previous article (Web Services Journal, Vol. 3, issue 7), we looked at business process management (BPM) driven by Web services and the opportunity it presents for new types of business solutions. The potential impact of Web services and BPM is great, but as companies look to harness that power, they must identify and overcome numerous challenges. We can separate these into technical challenges and service portfolio challenges. The top three technical challenges are: 1.  Lack of security controls at the protocol level A fundamental prerequisite for business process integration ... (more)

A Roadmap for Web Services-driven BPM - Learning through example

In previous issues of Web Services Journal (Vol. 3, issues 7 and 10) we discussed how Web services-driven BPM presents an opportunity for new types of business solutions and explored the challenges to Web services business process management (BPM). This month, we provide a roadmap for success. For optimal results, a roadmap should take into account not only the available technology, but also the prevailing industry standards and the internal characteristics of a company. Organizations must carefully weigh risk and reward, and align their processes to address each of the major Web ... (more)