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Troux Enterprise Architecture: Managing the EA function

by Richard J. Reese | August 2010 | Architecture & Analysis Enterprise Articles

This article by Richard J. Reese, author of the book Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions, explores an aspect of Enterprise Architecture that is not written about a great deal. There are as many models for running the EA function as there are opinions about the topic. This article provides a brief introduction to the following topics:

  • Setting the EA charter
  • Staffing the function
  • Sample job descriptions
  • Management metrics

These topics are provided as representative samples of how the EA function can be managed within a business or agency. There is no "best way" to organize the EA function. There are, however, some management principles that have worked well for many organizations, and these are presented next.

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WebSphere MQ Sample Programs

by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM

In the previous articles IBM WebSphere MQ commands and MQ Listener, Channel and Queue Management, we illustrated the working and setup of WebSphere MQ and we also took a look at how we manage the WebSphere MQ Listeners, channels and queues respectively.

In this article by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee, author of IBM InfoSphere Replication Server and Data Event Publisher, we will take a look at the following:

  • MQ sample programs
    • Server
    • Client
  • Dead Letter Queue handler
  • WebSphere MQ message format
  • MQ error messages
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MQ Listener, Channel and Queue Management

by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM

The previous article, IBM WebSphere MQ commands, illustrated the working and setup of WebSphere MQ.

In this article by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee, author of IBM InfoSphere Replication Server and Data Event Publisher, we look at how we manage the MQ Listeners, WebSphere MQ channels and WebSphere MQ queues.

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IBM WebSphere MQ commands

by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM

This article illustrates the working and setup of WebSphere MQ. In this article by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee, author of IBM InfoSphere Replication Server and Data Event Publisher, we will look at the WebSphere MQ commands we need to set up and administer the MQ environment.

In this article we will cover the following:

  • MQ queues
  • WebSphere MQ commands
  • Create/start/stop a Queue Manager
  • Issuing commands to a Queue Manager
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New Microsoft Books

by | August 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

A complete overview of Packt's recent and upcoming Microsoft books

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Mail Basics in IBM Lotus Notes 8.5

by Karen Hooper | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM

This article, by Karen Hooper, author of IBM Lotus Notes 8.5, helps us understand mail in more detail and will assist us with becoming more efficient in how we use Lotus Notes mail. It teaches us to use the basic features of Lotus Notes mail. In this article, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Accessing mail in Lotus Notes
  • Creating and replying to messages
  • Addressing messages
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Feeds in IBM Lotus Notes 8.5

by Karen Hooper | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM

In this article, by Karen Hooper, author of IBM Lotus Notes 8.5,we will delve into what a feed is and how to set them up in Lotus Notes. We will also look at how to view feeds. Then we will see how to set up our feeds so that we always receive the latest content from the websites we are interested in.

To summarize, this article will cover:

  • What are feeds
  • How to add feeds
  • Viewing feeds
  • How to manage our feeds
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Enterprise Instant Messaging using Sametime in IBM Lotus Notes 8.5

by Karen Hooper | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM

This article covers the benefits and features of Lotus Sametime, which is a built-in chat and presence awareness tool. There are many advantages that come with Sametime. First, it is relatively low cost; it is not like a cell phone call where one is charged by the minute. Another advantage is the ability to see who is available to chat, which is fantastic when we're communicating with people who are outside of their time zone or across the world, or even one floor down in their office building. Sametime is instant because we're online—people can start a chat with someone when they see them online and they can instantly respond.

In this article, by Karen Hooper, author of IBM Lotus Notes 8.5, we will learn:

  • What is Sametime
  • How to use Sametime
  • Understanding availability status
  • Adding Sametime contacts
  • Chatting with contacts
  • The chat window options
  • Setting Sametime preferences
  • Sametime help
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OSB Deployment Automation using Oracle Enterprise Manager

by Narayan Bharadwaj | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

In most medium to large enterprises, integration developers have to deal with managing multiple initiatives spread over multiple departments. In the WebLogic and Oracle Service Bus (OSB) world, this translates to multiple WebLogic/OSB projects in multiple WebLogic domains. Typically, the integration developers are tasked with project development and testing while the WebLogic administrators are responsible for the deployment and operational support. This handoff is not entirely smooth due to different tools and processes in the development and operational organizations.

WebLogic administrators have to deal with multiple OSB projects. Typically, the OSB project deployment should follow the existing methodology in the enterprise. The operational team should centrally maintain the deployment artifacts, and this should be a different location than the one used by the development team. The deployment itself should be a well-defined procedure with a series of repeatable steps. Further, the set of best practices for the enterprise should be invoked at deployment time. This article by Narayan Bharadwaj, author of BPEL Management with Oracle Enterprise, talks about deploying multiple OSB projects to an OSB environment in a standardized manner. Specifically, this article talks about:

  • Challenges
  • Solution
  • Step-by-step exercises:
    • Viewing the Software Library
    • Uploading projects to the Software Library
    • Viewing the project deployment procedure
    • Scheduling project deployment
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Q Replication Components in IBM Replication Server

by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM

In this article by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee, author of IBM InfoSphere Replication Server and Data Event Publisher, we will discuss three layers—The DB2 database layer, the WebSphere MQ layer, and the Q replication layer that make up a Q replication solution, and the relationship between Replication/Publication Queue Map, Q subscription, and subscription group. We will also take a look at the internals of the Q Capture and Q Apply programs.

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