the Role of Enterprise Portals and Web Services

by Mike Ferguson, Colin White, John Kneiling, Molly Vanderbilt, Wolfgang Martin


Web Services are becoming the primary way in which Business processes are exposed and accessed in the Enterprise. AscentialAscential
At the same time, Portals have rapidly emerged to become the Web user interface Sterling Softwareof choice for accessing Enterprise-wide heterogeneous data and applications.
It is a natural fit, then, for Portals to become the main user interface for interacting with Web Services-basedSterling Software

Business processes both inside and outside the Enterprise.
As Portal and Web Services technologies proliferate throughout the Enterprise, architects and developers need to understand the impact that these technologies have on an Enterprise integration framework, and on the Business integration design and development process.
This conference examines the role a Portal has to play in Enterprise integration and explains how Web Services can be used to integrate a Portal with corporate systems and support interoperability with other integration technologies. 

Main Topics

  • An Integration Framework for the Enterprise
  • Building a Business Case for Web Services
  • The Enterprise Portal: The New User Desktop
  • Web Services 101
  • Eight Steps to Successful Portal Project
  • Designing Applications to Leverage Web Services
  • Understanding the Content Management Lifecycle
  • Organizing Business Content Using a Taxonomy
  • Integrating Business Content and Enterprise Applications into a Portal
  • Building the Collaborative Enterprise
  • An In-Depth Comparison of J2EE Web Services and Microsoft .NET
  • Standards for Web Services and Portals