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Q2 2011

Unified SOA and Cloud Services Governance

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Product Highlight: Repository Manager

SOA Software Repository Manager™ enables enterprises to understand what services and other software assets exist, where they're located and how each fits into a company's business and technical landscape. By providing a context for understanding and assessing existing software assets, Repository Manager serves to automate the path to SOA.

Repository Manager™ is an industry-leading development governance platform that automates machine and role-based signoffs across the software development lifecycle. Development governance occurs as a service moves through the various phases of the software development lifecycle. Without development governance, SOA initiatives will fail to deliver agility to the enterprise - the core value of SOA. Enterprises must be able to track all of the components of SOA, changing them as needed while maintaining a clear understanding of underlying interdependencies. This holistic perspective can only be achieved through effective development governance.

Repository Manager's strong integration with leading application development environments, federation with all major service registries and extensive integration with Policy Manager™ enables customers to rapidly develop, govern and deploy services and their supporting assets within the SOA service lifecycle. Repository Manager is used by Fortune 500 customers to drive application agility and reduce cost and risk in their SOA deployment.

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Skandia Nordic Implements Comprehensive SOA Governance Infrastructure from SOA Software

SOA Software, a leading SOA and Cloud Services Governance provider, announced today that Skandia, a global insurance and banking company, selected SOA Software's Policy Manager and Service Manager to govern its online banking system.

"We first started looking at SOA Software in December 2007 and by March 2008 there was no doubt in our minds we had found the best-of-breed SOA governance solution," said Robert Ekblom, CTO at Skandia Nordic IT. "SOA Software proved to be very cooperative, flexible and responsive to our needs and requirements. Choosing SOA Software's solution was an easy decision to make and we are confident we have invested in the best governance solution to meet our current and future requirements."

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Unisys Announces Subscription-Based Service Platform to Help Federal Agencies Jumpstart Application

Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced its Application Modernization Platform as a Service (AMPSSM) offering, a subscription-based service to help federal government agencies reduce the cost, complexity, risk and time involved in modernizing their legacy software applications.

The platform, managed and monitored by Unisys, can be implemented via a cloud infrastructure or hosted on-site, allowing federal organizations to shorten the time associated with typical enterprise platform integration and procurement.

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SOA Software Announces Innovative New Repository Capabilities

SOA Software, a leading SOA and cloud services Governance provider, announced today the availability of Repository Manager version 6.3.

Repository Manager 6.3, in concert with Policy Manager, introduces significant advances to SOA Software's industry-leading closed loop service governance automation solution, ensuring that fine-grained development-time policy decisions are automatically applied to the enterprise's operating environment and allowing users to enforce development policies at runtime.

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Jim Mackay Joins SOA Software as Senior VP Business Development

SOA Software, a leading provider of unified SOA and Cloud Services Governance automation products, has appointed Jim Mackay to the position of Senior Vice President of Business Development, the company announced today. Mackay, a two decade industry veteran, will be tasked with identifying and driving growth opportunities within the company, as well as expanding the company's already significant portfolio of high-profile partnerships.

"SOA has become a key mainstream initiative within large enterprises and is also the 'table stakes' for Enterprise Cloud initiatives" said Paul Gigg, CEO of SOA Software. "We are very pleased that Jim has decided to come aboard and bring his experience and skills to the work of identifying and growing our portfolio. We have many exciting projects underway this year as we position ourselves for significant growth."

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SOA Software's Products Showcased in Microsoft Technology Centers Worldwide

SOA Software, a leading SOA and cloud services Governance provider, today announced that its products are installed for demonstrations and proof of concept engagements by the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The MTC alliance program includes industry leaders in the hardware, software, services, and training sectors.

Microsoft has added SOA Software capabilities to the MTC Envisioning Center (EC) demonstration platform. The MTCs give SOA Software and Microsoft more opportunities to showcase their latest joint product solutions. SOA Software's Policy Manager and Service Manager are fully integrated with Microsoft products including BizTalk, Azure, SQL, SharePoint, WCF, and IIS, along with other industry leading products, including SAP ERP. SOA Software's products add governance, federation, metadata management and policy enforcement, implementation and monitoring.

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SOA Software is a Winner for the 2010 Red Herring 100 Global Award

SOA Software, a leading SOA and Cloud Services Governance provider, announced today it has been selected as Award Winner for Red Herring's top 100 Global award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private technology ventures.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of 1200 companies from across the world - the Winners from its Red Herring Asia, Europe and North America Awards. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.

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SOA Software Achieves IBM Advanced Partner Status

SOA Software, a leading SOA and cloud services Governance provider, announced today that it has achieved IBM Advanced Partner status. Achieving this status required a significant demonstration of success through certifications, proven solutions, references and client satisfaction. Advanced Partner status is awarded to key partners, and this achievement highlights the strength of the SOA Software - IBM relationship.

IBM PartnerWorld promotes integration between IBM and third-party products. IBM encourages its PartnerWorld participants to develop better customer relationships through year round communications, events and webcasts.

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Roberto Medrano Named Top 100 Influential Hispanic in IT

Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President, SOA Software, was named to the prestigious Hispanic IT Executive Council's (HITEC) list of 100 top Hispanic professionals. Candidates were rigorously evaluated on the basis of their achievements, responsibilities, positions and contribution to the IT industry.

Mr. Medrano has helped SOA Software achieve category leader in Unified SOA and Cloud Services Governance. Previously Mr. Medrano was CEO of PoliVec, a security policy vendor. He was General Manager of the E-Services and Internet Security Divisions for HP. In addition to Mr. Medrano's extensive experience as a business executive leading security software firms, he holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (MIT), a Masters in Business Administration (UCLA), and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (University of Southern California).

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Webinar - Automated and Agile SOA Governance for IBM WebSphere

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Join Alistair Farquharson, CTO of SOA Software for this free webcast where he details how automated SOA governance helps enterprises more effectively leverage SOA to increase business output while slashing their SOA spending. Alistair will show you how F1000s are benefiting from a new agile and full-featured approach for SOA governance and federation that readily fits into their 'any-to-any' heterogeneous environments.

Webinar - SOA and Open Source: How to Reduce Costs, Increase Agility and Gain Greater ROI

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Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) hold tremendous promise for reduced costs and increased agility for state and local government organizations. But how you implement SOA will determine whether or not you achieve your goals. Struggling with heavyweight, complex, and expensive proprietary SOA platforms can quickly sap any potential ROI gains.

Webinar - The Agile Enterprise - A Unified SOA Governance and Cloud strategy


Cloud computing is rapidly becoming one of the most important parts of a company's IT investment strategy. Cloud computing and SOA are both highly relevant to today's enterprise, and are also highly synergetic. This presentation uses a set of real-world examples to highlight the alignment between SOA and cloud computing initiatives, and the ways in which companies can benefit from the synergies between them with effective cloud and SOA programs and solutions.

Webinar - Microsoft and SOA Governance

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Leverage Microsoft .Net & WCF for Your Enterprise SOA. Rapidly integrate Microsoft-based SOA projects with existing J2EE / web services

Webinar - Mainframe Modernization and SOA

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SOA Software will discusses how to safely bring high-value mainframe assets into your SOA.

Webinar - SOA Development Governance Best Practices

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Gartner, Inc. argues that the continued rise in the popularity of SOA “requires disciplined governance to achieve the promised reuse.” Businesses must get SOA right from the start in order to prevent projects from turning into merely A Bunch of Services (ABOS)

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