Integrating with Other Identity Repositories

John Thielens, Chief Architect, Cloud Services, Axway

“Everybody wants me to register. They want to own my credentials so they can have, I guess, some kind of information about me to spam me later, so that they can independently have some assurance over my identity so they can allow me to securely transact. We certainly see this on the enterprise side as well.”

GS1, Healthcare, and Axway

Bruno Cambounet, VP Sales and Operations EMEA, Supply Chain Vertical Markets, Axway

“We have found, when implementing our track and trace solution, which is GS1 compliant, we have been facing, and we are still facing, and we are going to be faced with very different regulations.”

A Way of Thinking About Integration

John Thielens, Chief Architect, Cloud Services, Axway

“I think service orientation, when best applied, is a way of thinking about integration, and it’s especially effective when thinking about integration at the business level. And then we find that we’re able to apply our tools, whether Web-service-based or not, in a service-oriented way, that allows you…to achieve your integration objectives, yet still have the flexibility to adapt as your business integration needs evolve.”

The Wrong Type of Discussion

Ulf Persson, Director, Product and Solutions Marketing, Axway

“If the enterprise or the potential customer has some type of RFI (Request for Information) or Request for Proposal process, then they’d typically know what they’re looking for, because they have put this document together…Many times you talk to someone…who’s responsible for a certain line of business. He or she will just be focused on their problem, instead of stepping back and maybe looking upon this from a bigger picture.”

Why “Auto-Configurable” Endpoints?

Joe Fisher, EVP Worldwide Marketing, Axway

“…think about the quick time to response, the ability to push content to a configurable endpoint so it can adapt and change to the demanding needs of the enterprise or of the partner ecosystem. And this can be done readily fast. So if it is autoconfigurable, all of a sudden you’ve increased the intelligence of the entire network and of your business ecosystem.”

Enabling a Partner Community with WebEDI

Joe Fisher, EVP Worldwide Marketing, Axway

“A lot of organizations, especially supply-chain oriented, have built out EDI infrastructure to communicate with partners. As the Internet becomes more prevalent, as we think about the last mile and how do we connect with not only our key partners but our second- and third-tier partners and bring them onto the Internet, one of the most cost-advantageous ways to do that is through WebEDI.”

Pragmatic Approach to Application Integration

Cedric Monier, Director, Integration Corporate Program — Product & Solution Marketing, Axway

“The difference between the two technologies — enterprise service and file-based application integration — is more in the data exchange layer and the architecture of the core runtime components. When you manage files, you’re looking at managing very high volumes of data in a very efficient…very reliable way, and with very little complexity. This requires very specifically designed solutions.”