Maryann Hondo

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Securing access to information is basic to any application. Security becomes even more critical for implementations structured according to SOA principles due to their loose coupling of services and applications and their operation across organizational boundaries. Such an environment often exposes the delicacy or limitations of existing security implementations. Irrespective of the efficiencies brought by model-driven development and SOA-based service management, business applications must continue to secure information. Merely securing the perimeter (such as firewalls and routers) is insufficient, because an On Demand Business needs to be able to set up and tear down dynamic trust relationships as relationships among its partners, customers, and employees evolve. Thus, a secure On Demand Business needs a flexible, customizable infrastructure so it can adapt to new ... (more)

Policy-It's More Than Just Security - From just-in-time integration to Web services

Business has long pursued the goal of making IT more of a strategic tool and less of a necessary evil. Organizations are constantly looking for easier, cheaper, and more logical ways to build applications and unite the silos of functionality they still depend on. One approach that has met with some success is the concept of just-in-time integration - a technique to combine new functionalities as quickly and cheaply as required, whether they reside inside an organization or outside of it (i.e., with a business partner). From the architectural perspective, just-in-time integration ... (more)