SOURCE: WebLayers

March 27, 2008 13:46 ET

WebLayers Cautions IBM Impact 2008 Attendees: "Don't Gamble Away Your SOA Investments"

Automated SOA Governance Experts Invited to Co-Present With Customers Nationwide Insurance and Aetna on Best Practices for SOA Governance; WebLayers Offers Free SOA Risk Assessments to Conference Attendees

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - March 27, 2008) - WebLayers™ Inc., which automates SOA governance, announced today its participation in the IBM Impact 2008 Smart SOA Conference, taking place in Las Vegas, Nev., from Apr. 6-11, 2008. Located at exhibit booth number E22, WebLayers will showcase best practices for ensuring SOA success, including design-time governance and policy management. The company will also offer all IBM Impact 2008 attendees a free SOA Risk Assessment, designed to help uncover and assess the risk of existing SOA services and artifacts, and provide insight into related issues, risks and cost implications.

WebLayers' executives and customers will share their expertise in automated SOA governance as they present during four sessions at the IBM Impact 2008 event:

--  WebLayers CEO Gregg Bjork will co-present with Brad Tussing and Mike
    Elisco of Nationwide Insurance in a session titled, "Successful Governance
    at Nationwide: Taking a Policy-based Approach to Mainframe and SOA
    Governance" (Thu., Apr. 10,  10:30 - 11:45 AM).
--  WebLayers CTO Guy Loewy will co-present with Gili Mendel and Carlos
    Ferreira of IBM in a session titled, "Taking Policy Management to the Next
    Level: Policy-based SOA Governance for Rational and WebSphere" (Fri., Apr.
    11, 9:00 - 10:15 AM).
--  Brian Mikesell of Nationwide will present a session featuring
    WebLayers' technologies titled, "Service Reuse and Governance Using
    WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR), and Why It Is Key to
    Nationwide's SOA Strategy" (Thu., Apr. 10, 3:15 - 4:30 PM).
--  Michael Mathias of Aetna will present a session featuring WebLayers'
    technologies titled, "Effecting Organizational Change to Enable
    Transformation: An SOA Journey" (Mon., Apr. 7, 3:45 - 5:00 PM).

"Our message to IBM Impact 2008 attendees is 'Don't Gamble Away Your SOA Investments,'" said WebLayers CEO Gregg Bjork. "To get the most out of your SOA governance initiative, policy management must begin in design-time -- where it will have the most impact -- and then continue through deployment."

By automating SOA governance, WebLayers enables organizations to jump-start their governance initiative, and scale it across the software development lifecycle in order to:

--  Mitigate non-compliance risk;
--  Identify software development problems early in the lifecycle;
--  Significantly reduce re-work;
--  Improve artifact re-use rates; and
--  Redeploy staff from manual governance to more valuable and strategic

WebLayers Center seamlessly integrates and provides policy management across IBM's SOA Foundation products such as WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, Rational Asset Manager, Rational ClearCase, Rational BuildForge and several others, providing IBM customers with a comprehensive solution for automating SOA governance.

IBM Impact Solution Center Booth #E22

At the IBM Impact Solution Center booth #E22, WebLayers will register attendees for their free SOA Risk Assessment, and feature technology demonstrations that support:

--  Automated governance across the IBM family of products including
    WebSphere Service Registry and Repository and Rational Asset Manager;
--  Extending policy management and enforcement to the mainframe to
    automate governance over assets including Cobol; and
--  Ensuring conformance to Industry Frameworks including IFX and ACORD.

About WebLayers

WebLayers automates SOA governance with the industry's only platform-independent policy management solution. Based on the largest collection of pre-built policies, WebLayers helps Fortune 500 companies and government agencies begin their governance effort in design-time, where it will have the most impact, and enforce it through deployment in order to reduce risk and accelerate ROI. Learn more at

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