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Simplifying Enterprise Mobile Integration

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Looking to capitalize on the mobile wave could
mean many improvements from an existing business strategy. Today, everyone is constantly
connected and wants to engage with businesses when and where they choose,
whether on the web or via mobile or social channels. For customers and
partners, mobility could mean improved user experience with value added
services. Mobility increases productivity for employees with availability of
timely information to make informed decisions as well as streamlining of
business processes. It could reduce support costs and streamline customer
support. Adding mobile channels can also result in innovation and new sources
of revenue.

Solutions for Mobile Integration

There are several approaches to solutions for mobile
integration of which we will consider two.

· Mobile
Service Enablement
Organizations looking to control the end-to-end user
experience from the enterprise application all the way to the mobile front-end,
pick this approach.

This solution allows organizations to expose existing business
assets as application programming interfaces or APIs for consumption by
external third parties.

There are two ways to developing an enterprise mobile
strategy with SOA -- controlling the end-to-end integration experience from the
enterprise to the hand held, or exposing enterprise assets through APIs for
third parties to build out mobile solutions. Oracle SOA Suite has
offerings for mobile-enablement and API management that address both strategies.
An integral part of Oracle Mobile Platform, Oracle SOA Suite can address the
myriad of mobile integration challenges, whether they reside on premise or
in the Cloud.

Security, management, runtime enablement are all key aspects
of service integration that serve as the solution for mobile service
enablement. API Management on the other hand leverages service integration to
manage APIs internally, but it involves a bit more to actually manage the APIs
externally as assets that are available for consumption – it involves managing
the external lifecycle of the APIs ensuring adoption and fostering a developer
community among third parties.

In this three part blog series, we will delve into the details of Mobile Service Enablement and API Management so you can consider your strategy for enterprise mobile enablement. Meanwhile, you can explore more on the new Oracle Mobile Suite which can aid you with either strategy by visiting oracle.com/mobile. And here's where you can find more or Oracle SOA Suite: oracle.com/soa

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