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Understand why SOA is important for business innovation and change Feeling overwhelmed by the buzz about service oriented architecture? Take heart! This bestselling guide makes it easy to understand what SOA is, why it´s important, and how your business can benefit. You´ll discover how to create reusable, flexible systems; how IT and management team up to make SOA work; and what SOA means to your bottom line. * What it is - see how SOA is designed for maximum adaptability * Building blocks - examine the main components of SOA and how they work * Break it to fix it - learn to deconstruct business processes and applications to identify their components, then put them together in new ways * The ´´X´´ factor - explore XML and how it´s used in SOA * Who´s the governor? - develop a governance strategy for SOA based on your company´s business rules and requirements * Keep it clean - find out how to assure data quality and consistency * Everything in balance - understand SOA in context with Web 2.0, unified communications, and cloud computing Open the book and find: * An easy test to determine whether you need SOA * Four common pitfalls and how to avoid them * Lessons learned from successful IT executives * The significance of using a registry and repository * How to leverage existing assets * Why identity management software matters for SOA * The benefits of SOA service management * The ROI of SOA from real-world experiences
The book shows how digital-interactive television (digiTV) will affect the relation between the broadcaster and the consumer. Standardization processes, technological paradigms, and application development issues will be discussed. The emerging applications, innovations, and future concepts are described in detail. The triangle: content - end-user - technology will be conceptualized to create a vision and to overview provision of services that will be major innovative elments in the world of digital television. From the technical side, eXtensible Markup Language (XML)-based metadata standards are a major element in realizing new innovative concepts in the world of digital, interactive television. This book clearly shows by the introduction of applications and use-scenarios, which conceptual requirements and metadata models are applicable, which metadata subsets are applicable due to resource limitations, which metadata aspects are needed for nonlinear content viewing, etc. The book gives a broad and detailed both visionary and technical overview useful for graduates, engineers, and scientists; and last but not least decision-makers in the broadcasting industry. Recent years have brought many changes to the world of mass media. The In ternet and mobile communications technology have provided consumers with interactive digital services. Television is catching up with this trend through the digitalization process. Digital television is a hybrid platform combining elements from classical analog television and the Internet, providing modern multimedia services on a familiar platform. In short, digital TV is a gateway to the world of interactive digital media. Digital TV brings consumers into the television service arena and offers them new degrees of freedom. However, as the service and multimedia content types diversify and the services and their content increase, television is facing many of the same challenges of complexity and information overflow faced by other digital media. Metadata can handle the diverse services and content of digital TV effi. ciently and in a consumer-friendly way. Metadata means that the data are accompanied by other data which describe them. As data about data, meta data can provide an insight into syntactically and semantically complex data by distilling their essence to a set of simple descriptors. Metadata also helps to structure and manage information in diverse settings. The use of metadata in broadcast multimedia should not be restricted to being merely a tool for coping with the challenges of a complex networked multimedia environment. Instead, metadata ofTers new opportunities for the development of innovative services.
Welcome to Hollywood! Follow the saga of the Acme Pictures movie studio as it exchanges information with its vendor and its primary customer to put low-budget sci-fi movies on shelves. This entertaining case study showcases the requirements, standards, and capabilities for building an SAP EDI system and optimizing electronic information exchange via IDocs. From configuring IDocs, to generating purchase orders and goods receipts, to processing invoices, this script teaches you how to make your EDI system a star. 1. Cross-Industry Standard See what makes IDocs in SAP and EDI the heart, bones, arteries, and brains of modern businesses and government organizations. 2. The Full Picture Build the EDI system step by step, from generating the purchase order, to building outbound order confirmation, to processing the inbound payment advice using IDocs. 3. Custom IDocs Using ABAP, ALE, and XML, explore custom utilities that extend standard SAP functionality. 4. Test Your System Learn how to achieve success and diagnose failure by using monitoring tools to troubleshoot. 5. Updated and Expanded In this second edition, find new custom tools and utilities, a renewed focus on the business context, and new interfaces from the purchasing cycle. Highlights include: Business process integration IDoc architecture and configuration Custom IDocs and extensions Mapping specifications Message control Customer purchase orders Replication services Inbound goods receipts and invoices Outbound advance shipments and invoices Custom IDoc tools EDI and IDocs troubleshooting and recovery