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Enterprise = Next Generation IT

Today's business environment demands fundamentally a new form of enterprises. Many large organizations are dispersed worldwide. This fuel a need for people to communicate and work together while being separated by great distance. Networking technologies allow companies to run an integrated and decentralized operation by linking employees in virtual teams and communities of practice.

Introduction:

The way we work is changing rapidly, offering an enormous competitive advantage to those who embrace the new tools that enable contextual, agile and simplified information exchange and collaboration to distributed workforces and networks of partners and customers.

Enterprise Computing :

It is the term for the technologies and business practices that liberate the workforce from the constraints of legacy communication and productivity tools like email. It provides business managers with access to the right information at the right time through a web of inter-connected applications, services and devices. Enterprise 2.0 makes accessible the collective intelligence of many, translating to a huge competitive advantage in the form of increased innovation, productivity and agility.

Enterprise Web 2.0

It is a micro-publication about the management, leadership and people issues raised by the next-generation of web technologies. It is aimed more at technology-savvy business managers than professional technologists, although geeks are more than welcome.

In simple words, Enterprise Computing has a simple definition. It is defined as the application of Web 2.0 technologies to the enterprise. However, there are almost as many different meanings for "Web 2.0" as there are mashups, making "Enterprise Computing " an equally nebulous concept. One latest and most talked about area in Web 2.0 is RIAs (Rich Internet Applications). RIAs and other new Web 2.0 communications technologies are hot, but applying them to the enterprise can be tricky. Six most active areas in RIAs - RSS Enablement, online office suites, mashup appliances, social bookmarking, WIKI’s and all-in-one Web 2.0 appliances.

Enterprises Web2.0 – sometimes referred to as Enterprise Computing – ZSL has brought key attributes such as Rich Internet Application (RIA), sharing, tagging to enterprise solutions, building richness in user experience, providing a usable interface to users, leveraging the Web resources beyond the information services, and using the net as an integrated and inter-connected entity thereby bringing various sites and services together. Our Enterprise Computing service has the potential to provide knowledge and content management in a surprisingly at low cost and easy using Web-based tools.

Enterprise 1.0 Vs Enterprise Computing :

Our Enterprise Computing Solutions Enabling Corporate Collaboration:

Collaboration is the new foundation of competitiveness. Our Enterprise web 2.0 solutions allow employees of all technical levels to access the application data they need to do their jobs via web 2.0 tools like RSS, personalized home pages, widgets and gadgets, instant messaging, social bookmarking and others. Normally, the term collaboration enables workforce interacting effectively and working together efficiently.

As the Internet evolves beyond a presentation medium, based on HTML to a global computational platform based on XML, SOAP, .NET, J2EE for distributed computing. Our Enterprise Computing solution enables engagement and collaboration within the people of the organisation — not only employees and suppliers but also customers, shareholders and others by deploying web 2.0 technologies.

Our Enterprise Computing solutions allow each employee of a dispersed organization to contribute and collaborate with knowledge, perspective, and value. It also provides the backbone for the new enterprise; it makes an organization to move beyond from the old hierarchy to evolving business trends.

Our Enterprise integration solutions are built to enable our customers towards becoming a Next Generation Enterprise. The rise of Web services and service-oriented architectures provides huge advantage to reduce communicating costs within the organization.

“A new report released by Forrester Research is predicting that enterprise spending on Web 2.0 technologies is going to increase dramatically over the next five years. This increase will include more spending on social networking tools, mashups, and RSS, with the end result being a global enterprise market of $4.6 billion by the year 2013”.

Enterprise Computing Conference takes a strategic perspective, emphasizing the bigger picture implications of the technology and the exploration of what is at stake for organizations trying to change not only tools, but also culture and process.

Beyond discussion of the "why", there will also be in-depth opportunities for learning the "how" that will help you bring Enterprise Computing to your business.

The Enterprise Computing Advisory Board comprises of leading experts in the field of technology for business, collaboration, culture change, and collective intelligence.

Some thoughts: In Web 1.0, every startup wanted to be the next Microsoft. In Web 2.0, they all want to be the next Google. At Enterprise Computing , it seems that many aim to compete with both Google and Microsoft, offering online office suites that they hope can combine the best of both worlds: The collaboration capabilities of a Web-based suite combined with the control over your own data of locally installed software.


Enterprise Computing Computing Competency:

Partnership:
We have currently partnered with
 
  IBM
 
  Microsoft
 
I Redhat
We are also pursuing talks with Oracle.
 
What we do? Our Services
 
  SOA Assessment
 
  Architecture Consulting
 
  Design and Implementation
 
  Building Enterprise class applications around Web 2.0.
 
  Creating Enterprise class web mashups.
 
  Migrating
     
  • Existing Web 1.0 applications to Web 2.0.
  • Legacy applications to Web 2.0
 
  Rich user interface (RIA) using AJAX: AJAX enabling existing web applications.
 
  Bringing the Desktop experience to the web.
 
  Building frameworks and connecting Social Communities using Enterprise Computing class concepts like Blogging, Forums, Wikis, tagging, bookmarking, calendar sharing, profiling etc for better collaboration targeted to a specific business.
 
  Building connectivity solutions to connect different business applications through
     
  • Existing Web 1.0 applications to Web 2.0.
  • Legacy applications to Web 2.0
 
  Building REST style services for existing or new web services.
 
  Consulting existing businesses/new businesses to get up to speed with Service Oriented Architecture.
 
Tools/Products:

IBM:

 
  Platform/Framework: Java
 
  Web 2.0/RIA: WebSphere sMash, DOJO.
 
  Mashup: IBM Mashup starker kit, Mashup hub, QEDWiki, WebSphere sMash.
 
  Scripting: PHP, Groovy
 
  Messaging/ESB: Web Sphere MQ, Web Sphere ESB
 
  Application/WebServers: Web Sphere Application Server.
 
  Connectivity: Web Sphere Adapters.
 
  Modeler: Web Sphere Business Modeler.
 
  Portal Servers: Web Sphere Portal Server
 
  Development Services: Eclipse, Web Sphere Integration Developer, Rational Application Developer.
 
  Infrastructure Services: WebSphere XD.
 
  Information Services: DB2 Data Server

Microsoft

 
  Platform/Framework: .NET
 
  Web 2.0: MS Silverlight, MS AJAX Toolkit.
 
  Mashup: Popfly.
 
  Messaging/ESB: MSMQ
 
  Application/WebServers: Internet Information Server.
 
  Connectivity: Biztalk Adapters
 
  Portal Servers:  Sharepoint Portal Server
 
  Development Services: Visualstudio.net
 
  Infrastructure Services: WebSphere XD
 
  Information Services: SQL Server

RedHat JBoss:

 
  Platform/Framework: Java
 
  Web 2.0: JBoss Richfaces, JBoss SEAM.
 
  Mashup:
 
  Messaging/ESB: JBoss MQ, JBoss ESB.
 
  Application/WebServers: JBoss Application Server.
 
  Connectivity:
 
  Portal Servers:  JBoss Portal
 
  Development Services: JBoss Developer Studio
 
  Information Services: MySQL, Data Services Platform (Metamatrix), Hibernate Framework

Web 2.0

 
  Web 2.0: Adobe Flex.
 
  Messaging/ESB: Open JMS
 
  Application/WebServers: JBoss Application Server, Apache, Tomcat.
 
  Information Services: Oracle, MySQL
       
Web Services
 
ZSL’s Web Services has opened the door to new business opportunities by making it easy to connect with partners. The Web Services reduce the software development time and help businesses to save time and money, by cutting down development time.
 
Web Services help the business to easy find the Service Providers and your customer to find your services easily. With the help of Web Services your business can also increase revenue by exposing their own Web Services available to others.
 
SOA
 
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a business-centric IT architectural approach that supports integrating your business as linked, repeatable business tasks, or services. With the ZSL Smart SOA approach, you can find value at every stage of the SOA continuum, from departmental projects to enterprise-wide initiatives.
 
Business Process Management (BPM)
 
ZSL business process management (BPM) provides a complete solution from software tools to technology suite to management system. ZSL is focusing in developing and deploying composite process applications using a BPM suite, to make organizations to respond to business changes quickly.
 
Mash-Ups
 
Mashup web page application uses and combines data, presentation or functionality from two or more sources to create new services.
 
The application implies easy, fast integration, frequently using open APIs (an interface implemented by a software program that enables it to interact with other software) and data sources to produce enriched results that were not necessarily the original reason for producing the raw source data.
 
The main characteristics of the Mashup are combination, visualization, and aggregation. Mashup is important to make more useful already existing data, moreover for personal and professional use. To be able to permanently access the data of other services, mashups are generally client applications or hosted online.
 
Enterprise Computing SocNet, WS & CiC
 
The IDEA lab found ZSL’s Enterprise Computing SocNet as an appropriate solution for building a collaborative and productive social computing framework to connect and interact with all employees across the organization for sharing knowledge, vision and thoughts. IDEA lab opted Enterprise Computing SocNet solution for its more user friendly interactive platform built using rich technologies, tools and concepts of Web 2.0 like RIA, AJAX, RSS and more.
 
IDEA Lab SocNet was built on WebSphere sMash that uses web services to power its client-end and is hosted in Linux server. The AJAX and RIA features provided a rich interactive interface for users and sustaining a huge volume of traffic, a real time possibility due to partial refreshment of a screen scaled to a field or section owing for more interaction but less roundtrips with database.
 
Web 2.0 / RIA
 
Web 2.0 allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as consumers of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to websites where users (prosumers) are limited to the active viewing of content that they created and controlled. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups and folksonomies.
 
RIA applications are Web-based applications that run in a Web browser and do not require software installation, but still have the features and functionality of traditional desktop applications.
 
SaaS / Cloud Computing
 
With expertise in developing reliable technology solutions for businesses and organizations of all sizes, ZSL provides the software your business needs. ZSL specializes in cloud computing software development for enterprises, desktops, and mobile devices. With years of experience in a variety of industries, we know technology inside and out. We are a huge team of experts who take on a limited number of clients - keeping the focus on you and your technology needs. Our combined expertise covers all kinds of applications including distributed, insanely scalable and ultra fast cloud applications.
 
We develop powerful solutions on a broad range of platforms, and specialize in cloud computing software implementations. ZSL combines areas of expertise that results in accessible, reliable solutions to power your business and drive your productivity to new levels.
 
ZSL services cover the entire cloud computing lifecycle - from design, build and migration, to ongoing management. So we are able to support you every step of the way, offering as little or as much help as ou need.
 
There is no doubt that moving to the cloud has many potential benefits for your business. From cost control to efficiencies, it’s truly a “do more with less” solution. With ZSL help, you can make this transition without uncertainty.
 
EAI / ESB
 
Enterprise application integration (EAI) is a business need to make diverse applications in an enterprise including partner systems to communicate to each other to achieve a business objective in a seamless reliable fashion irrespective of platform and geographical location of these applications.
 
EAI comprises of message acceptance, transformation, translation, routing, message delivery and business process management. Usually messages transportation is asynchronous but for a business need it can be synchronous as well. There are two basic architectures to achieve this, bus and hub/spoke architecture. Both of these can be used to develop services and then it also becomes service orientated architecture.
 
Enterprise service bus (ESB) is an infrastructure to facilitate SOA. It gives API which can be used to develop services and makes services interact with each other reliably. Technically ESB is a messaging backbone which does protocol conversion, message format transformation, routing, accept and deliver messages from various services and application which are linked to ESB.
 
ESB is a tradeoff between performance and cost between proprietary bus and ESB. Main advantage of ESB is that it costs much less then hub/spoke or bus based product suits and that it is standard based.
 
Web Portal Services
 
ZSL’s Web Portal Services help you deliver high performance through reduced operational expenses, simplified application maintenance, improved customer satisfaction, increased revenue streams, and improved knowledge management and collaboration. The dynamic reach of web portal service impacts different components of clients’ businesses, across organizations and business units - generating revenues and improving positioning and overall internal business processes. The services help companies enhance their high-powered business goals by offering innovative options to conduct business over the Internet.