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Smart SOA: Integrate applications and transform
the business processes that drive them


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Attend a half-day or full-day seminar on overcoming the challenges of SOA application connectivity — and optimize business processes as the building blocks of a Smart SOA. It's the future of every successful enterprise as it moves to a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA): Applications connected across many platforms, sharing information in real-time. For current businesses, that means extending the life of the applications you already depend on and broadening their value. Yet, integration can require time-consuming and costly transformation of information across multiple transport mechanisms — in order to get the right information to the right people, even as events and information changes.

Then there's the challenge of transforming millions of lines of application code through connectivity and reuse in an SOA. But today's level of enterprise integration also requires that you ensure process integrity across disparate legacy systems — along with new Java™ applications. Once you remove the hurdles to adopting SOA and execute processes reliably, you'll reap the rewards of lower costs and reduced risks to your business.

IBM has combined these two timely SOA topics — application integration and business process management — into a full-day series of presentations to help you extend application connectivity and the business processes that drive your applications, so you can get full value from your SOA.

Join us for either complimentary half-day session or the full day, depending on your interests.

If you're an application architect or developer, system programmer, or in IT operations or management, the morning sessions can give you valuable information to:

  • Reduce costs by leveraging open standards and proven integration technologies to overcome the barriers to integration
  • Reduce the need for custom coding that integration can require and the expensive maintenance of such solutions
  • Increase the ROI of existing investments while enabling new business models

In the afternoon, IT architects will learn how IBM solutions help:
  • Visualize, understand and document business processes so you can take action based on the performance of key performance indicators
  • Use a flexible connectivity infrastructure for integrating applications, data and services
  • Extend the existing core function of the J2EE™ application layer, making it easily accessible using the same administration console as WebSphere® Application Server for z/OS®
  • Enable real-time process modifications and change business rules on the fly


Continental breakfast will be available at 8:00 a.m. The formal program will commence at 8:30 a.m.

08:30 A.M. Introduction to IBM Connectivity Portfolio and ESB Concepts
09:00 A.M. WebSphere MQ for z/OS as the messaging backbone for SOA, Web 2.0 and file transfer
10:00 A.M. Building an Enterprise Service Bus with WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS
10:45 A.M. Using WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus for z/OS
11:30 A.M. Using WebSphere DataPower SOA appliances to extend the value of System z assets
12:00 P.M. Considerations for selecting an ESB
12:45 P.M. Lunch
01:15 P.M. Business Process Management for z/OS enabled by SOA
01:45 P.M. Modeling: Take back control — integrating and automating your core processes
02:45 P.M. Break
03:00 P.M. WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS
04:00 P.M. Monitor your core business processes
04:45 P.M. Close
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