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In today’s digital world, information security has quickly become one of the foremost areas of concern for individuals and businesses alike. Particularly in the business realm, government regulations, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), require close security auditing and penetration testing in order to ensure consumer, patient, and business data are handled securely (i.e. storage, retrieval, transmission, and authorized access).

In Part I of our “Building Web Services with RapidConnect” series, I described how to create a simple Web Service using RapidConnect.  To summarize, any RapidConnect action set results in having a new Web Service API method. The primary benefit is that users are limited only by imagination and available data to build powerful Web Services to use.

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In Part I of our “Building Web Services with RapidConnect” series, I described how to create a simple Web Service using RapidConnect. To summarize, any RapidConnect action set results in having a new Web Service API method. The primary benefit is that as a user, you are limited only by imagination and available data in building powerful Web Services for your own use.

One of the great features of RapidConnect is the flexibility to execute action sets.  There are three methods for running your action sets:

When we meet with a customer, we first like to build a common ground with regards to nomenclature. In the identity management field this is especially true because terms are used differently by different people/organizations. We find this to be especially true with discussions around the topic of SSO (Single Sign-On).

At it’s core, Data Synchronization System (DSS) is a data management tool. This tool helps us to tackle various use-cases, the most common being, Identity Management. In addition to IDM, we use DSS on a regular basis to build Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Solutions as well as Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) Solutions. Another excellent use for DSS is in building Data Virtualization Solutions.

Many of our customers are implementing or considering the implementation of hosted application services (aka SaaS). The benefits are obvious because your support burden is reduced whether that be due to increased resource utilization, hardware savings, software savings or otherwise.

Back in the good old days of NetWare, if you wanted to see all registered services in SLP, you would simply type: display slp services and the full list would appear on your screen.

There was a time when user expectations were simple. Give them some text, maybe a button or two and they were content. White and black were perfectly good colors. Why would you want pictures cluttering up your 640 x 480 workspace anyway?

Many of our customers have found that as the number of critical applications and services increases in their environment, so does the need to deliver them to their users continuously. Additionally, users are demanding more out of the applications, wanting customized views, dynamic data, and ad-hoc reporting. These requirements are putting additional stress on the web servers and application infrastructure. Often, web or application servers become overly taxed, and appear non-responsive to the users.