Enterprise application integration and development: Special Report

Should I build or buy? The answer depends on what's right for your business. This special report looks at application development in the midmarket Web services, open source and agile development. And there is always offshoring.

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This special report on enterprise application integration and development includes information on project management and internal development methodologies and technologies, including service-oriented architecture (SOA)/Web services and agile programming.

Articles:

Application Development
[Matt Villano, Contributor, CIO Decisions]
Forget the build vs. buy debate. Today's midmarket CIOs take a mashup approach to create software that's right for the business.

  • Where the buzz is: Web services, open source and agile development are top of mind in development.
  • Versioning an issue with Web services
  • The challenges of offshoring: Management
  • SOA projects fail to deliver as expected
    [Shamus McGillicuddy, News Writer]
    Nearly two-thirds of SOA projects fail to bring ROI, according to Nucleus Research. Experts say SOA works, but enterprises need to take a better approach to adoption.

    SOA adoption check list
    [Herman Mehling, Contributor]
    SOA projects can now be implemented easily and affordably by small and medium-sized businesses. Know your needs and goals and make a plan.

    IT Management Guide:

    Open source software options for SMBs
    [SearchSMB.com]
    More and more companies are considering the switch to open source. IT managers and CIOs are feeling more pressure to justify all their IT investments, and with more secure environments and more developers cropping up every day, open source is becoming much easier to justify.

    Podcast:

    Five ways to streamline your application development process
    Morgan Chmara of Info-Tech Research Group Inc. offers advice to CIOs on how to use their resources to successfully work with the business to recommend, manage and deliver on enterprise application development projects.

    This was first published in September 2007

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