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EnterpriseWeb Named Official Nominee for TM Forum Excellence Awards 2014

TM Forum Excellence AwardsEnterpriseWeb (www.enterpriseweb.com), a provider of agile systems for dynamic environments, has been selected by the TM Forum judging panel as an Official Nominee in the Industry Contribution category for the TM Forum Excellence Awards 2014.

As the pace of change accelerates and innovation cycles get shorter, companies need software that responds and adapts. EnterpriseWeb is a platform for building smart, data-driven, policy-controlled business solutions. It lets customers design, run, and manage apps that optimize every interaction in real time based on its context.

TM Forum is a global trade association trusted by the world’s largest enterprises, service providers and suppliers to help them continuously transform to succeed in the digital economy. The Forum helps its members reduce costs and risks, improve business agility and grow their business through a wealth of knowledge, tools, standards, training and practical advice.

EnterpriseWeb provides the enabling platform for CloudNFV, a consortium of companies led by Dell, who is a pioneer in Network Function Virtualization. CloudNFV has a Proof-of-Concept with the ETSI NFV ISG as well as a TM Forum Catalyst project.

As a member of TM Forum and a participant in the CloudNFV Catalyst slated for TM Forum Live! in Nice, France, EnterpriseWeb is helping to bridge management and operations to support telecom business agility and transformation goals.

EnterpriseWeb is leveraging TM Forum domain assets (e.g. GB922 SID, GB942 Contracts, etc.) to support more dynamic, event-driven operator processes that optimize deployments based on management SLAs in real time. In this way, EnterpriseWeb extends visibility of network resources and policy control over network functions to the business, while operations groups take responsibility for maintaining the functions and the network itself.

In addition, EnterpriseWeb’s approach assumes change. For NFV to scale operationally, it will have to be resilient to changes in Virtual Network Functions, changes in the volatile network environment and changes of management policies. Conventional approaches based on static APIs will be very brittle as changes to interfaces will break contracts with critical business processes. All of these components must be allowed to evolve organically to ensure business services are adaptable and sustainable. EnterpriseWeb addresses this challenge by treating every request as a constraint satisfaction problem that it is able to compute efficiently to optimize service lifecycles.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).

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