White Papers & Articles
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QAT Global has developed groundbreaking white papers and articles that reflect our insights into how companies and government agencies achieve high performance.
- Common SOA Pitfalls
As developers and architects seek to fully understand SOA best practices, it is important to consider the common pitfalls of SOA adoption.
- Is SOA the Answer?
Even though we have decades of experience in software development, we have yet to solve the mysteries of software complexity. As complexity grows, researchers find more innovative ways to answer the call.
- SOA Business Value
Explaining the business value of SOA to a business manager is not so much a conversation about how to extract business value from SOA, it’s more about how to extract value from the assets that you have in place. An SOA can be the architectural approach to help make that happen.
- The Path to SOA
Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) provide clear business benefits by making software components freely interchangeable, reusable, and loosely coupled. Because SOA isn’t something you buy off the shelf, the implementation of an SOA can be daunting.
- Legacy Renewal
Legacy Renewal, simply stated, is the process of converting an existing production application into a more modern application system.
- What Are Your Legacy Systems Really Costing You?
While your legacy systems have played a significant role in your previous success, today they may be costing you much more than you may realize. Even systems that can be kept up today will become increasingly harder to maintain, afford, and stay compliant tomorrow.
- Filling the Gap
Look below the surface when determining which way to go, full-time or contractor when the next IT resource need becomes apparent. At the end of the day, you and your management team may just be surprised which is the hands-down winner.
- How to Develop a Productive IT Team
Having a productive IT team is essential to meeting project and departmental goals. Having reliable team building processes is of particular importance when teams consist of regular staff, consultants, and even offshore members.
- What Are Your Colors Saying?
Colors evoke feelings and represent ideas, so the knowledgeable and appropriate use of color is critical when designing software applications and websites. You want to be sure that you’re sending the right message to your users. You also must be sure that the screens are easily readable and that the palette used in background, graphics, links and content work together.
- QAT Global White Paper on Code Review: OutSystems® Platform
QAT Global evaluated OutSystems Platform as a potential complementary development solution. Our multinational team needed a faster, easier, and more flexible way to develop and deliver solutions.
- QAT Global White Paper on “The Cloud.”
The purpose of this paper is to introduce the reader to the basics of cloud computing or “the cloud.” Furthermore, the paper aims to provide a means of exploring options available for complementing your enterprise technology needs using cloud computing.
- QAT Global White Paper on the “Simple Benefits of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Currently, the big architectural push is towards a service-oriented architecture (SOA). While the term sounds impressive, it is important to understand both what an SOA is and how it can benefit an enterprise.
- QAT Global assists in the development of a key paper on Enterprise Architecture with Web services to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Sharing critical information, while protecting that information from prying eyes that could compromise national security and trade secrets, is a delicate balancing act. In order to do this, one doesn’t necessarily have to create entirely new systems; rather, one has to understand legacy systems that are available and see if they can be enhanced to meet requirements. The popularity of using Web Services to do this by integrating data securely among disparate computing platforms is rising, due in part to economics.