BriefingsDirect SOA Insights Analysts Examine Microsoft SOA and Evaluate Green IT Welcome to the latest BriefingsDirect SOA Insights Edition, Vol. 27, a weekly discussion and dissection of Services Oriented Architecture (SOA)-related news and events, with a panel of IT analysts. In this episode, recorded Oct. 26, 2007, our experts examine the Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference and debate the results as SOA or MOA (Microsoft-Oriented Architecture). The group also evaluates SOA in Green IT and how power utilization supports SOA ROI. Please join noted IT industry analysts and experts Jim Kobielus, principal analyst at Current Analysis; Neil Macehiter, principal analyst at Macehiter Ward-Dutton; and Joe McKendrick, an independent analyst and blogger. Our discussion is hosted and moderated by Dana Gardner. Read a full transcript of the podcast at
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UPS Debuts Customs Clearance and International Returns Solutions for Small Businesses Listen as global trade experts and UPS executives explore how small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs) can better market their goods internationally. UPS is helping to change the face of global shipping by being first to market with a solution called UPS Paperless Invoice, which uses the Internet to define commercial shipment invoice data for border clearance, eliminating the customer's chore of manually applying three paper invoice copies to each shipment. UPS will also soon deliver UPS Returns in 98 countries so shippers can use digital technology and UPS solutions to prepare the proper return labels so goods can be easily returned back across borders when necessary. Join Laurel Delaney, founder and president of, and Stu Marcus and Scott Aubuchon, both directors of new product development at UPS, for this SMB globalization opportunity podcast moderated by Dana Gardner, president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Read a full transcript of the discussion at: Sponsor: UPS.
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