2006 Year in Reviews: Applications

From BPM tools to portals, 2007's application reviews reveal a focus on integration

Our deep coverage of the enterprise service bus grew even deeper as we followed our 2005 blockbuster ESB comparison with tests of BEA, Microsoft, Oracle, Software AG, and Tibco Web services integration offerings this year.

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We tracked an impressive group of mail and groupware platforms, including the Exchange 2007 beta, IBM Lotus Notes/Domino 7, and the Linux-based Scalix and Zimbra, then we went on a bender for third-party Exchange monitoring and HA solutions. We also put two strong BPM solutions on the bench, Appian and BEA; look for more BPM reviews in the year ahead.

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