HP Enhances SOA Governance Software; Telecom Co. Triples Return on Investment Using HP SOA Solutions

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Reducing Operations Costs and Improving Customer Experience with HP SOA Management

Offerings help IT organizations use their resources more efficiently to deliver better business value from their SOA initiatives. SOA Systinet 3.00 empowers many people within an organization to discover, evaluate and reuse services in their composite applications and business processes. An IDC Business Value Spotlight sponsored by HP found that an international telecommunications company achieved a 327 percent return on investment over three years using HP SOA Governance and Management solutions. (1) The telecommunications company reduced technology service downtime by 33 percent, improved customer retention, and reduced time to market for new services, resulting in an annual savings of over $5.9 million. HP also provides a portfolio of SOA enablement solution offerings that enable customers to build an enterprise SOA focused on efficiency, security and performance. HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced a significant new release of its market-leading service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance software, HP SOA Systinet 3.00, which helps IT organizations use their resources more efficiently to deliver better business value from their SOA initiatives.

New features in HP SOA Systinet 3.00 include:

Best-practices-driven automation: Customers can automate service life cycle policy compliance through capturing best practices to make it easier to achieve their SOA objectives. New, pre-built life cycles and templates help bring non-experts up to speed quickly. More sophisticated users can customize service life cycles to meet the needs of the business. Integration with existing processes: HP SOA Systinet helps drive effective decision making across the service life cycle through integration with HP Service Test Management and HP Universal Configuration Management Database (CMDB). Governance of business processes: Customers can create reusable business processes and include them in the governance framework using new support for industry-standard Business Process Execution Language. Automation for scale: Organizations can automate repetitive tasks across a large number of services with new support for bulk operations and life cycle cloning. EXECUTIVE QUOTE

"IT organizations are accelerating the expansion of SOA across the entire organization to significantly improve IT responsiveness while reducing costs and freeing up more resources for innovation," said Tim Hall, director, SOA products, Software, HP. "As the industry leader in SOA governance, HP SOA Systinet helps IT organizations integrate SOA with existing IT processes and bring new users up to speed quickly."

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HP also provides a portfolio of SOA enablement solution offerings. They include best practices and products for automating the SOA governance, quality and management processes required for successful SOA adoption, and SOA integration services from EDS, an HP company. This portfolio enables customers to build an enterprise SOA focused on efficiency, security and performance. With standards-based delivery methodologies and tools backed by global SOA competency centers, EDS helps customers increase technology flexibility to better meet business demands.

A demo of the software and the IDC report on "Reducing Operations Costs and Improving Customer Experience with HP SOA Management" are available at http://www.hp.com/go/SOA.

Links: HP SOA Center / HP SOA Systinet / Video: Carphone Warehouse / Video: McKesson / HP SOA Governance / HP SOA Quality / HP SOA Management / HP SOA Services / HP SOA Maturity Self-Assessment Tool / HP SOA Discussion Group

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(1) IDC, "Reducing Operations Costs and Improving Customer Experience with HP SOA Management," August 2008.

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