Service-Oriented Architecture Consulting for Enterprise End-Users
Key Findings: Today’s professional services firms are struggling to find their long-term value proposition in environments that are in constant change. There is a significant opportunity for PSOs in the short-term for helping companies implement and adopt SOAs, and in the long-term for providing critical business process expertise. As Service-oriented process tools mature, system integration will no longer be a separate activity, but will be subsumed into the process orchestration and choreography activities within the Service-oriented process tools. The business process design, optimization, and execution consulting market will come to displace the system integration market. System integrators will find the low-level integration work diminishing as their customers adopt SOAs, and therefore will need to transition their skills to the Service-oriented process arena to avoid having their market erode substantially. There is a significant opportunity for consulting firms in the next five years for helping companies implement and adopt SOAs, and…

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Service-Oriented Architecture Consulting Partnership Landscape
Key Findings: Today’s professional services firms are struggling to find their long-term value proposition in environments that are in constant change. There is a significant opportunity for PSOs in the short-term for helping companies implement and adopt SOAs, and in the long-term for providing critical business process expertise.  As Service-oriented process tools mature, system integration will no longer be a separate activity, but will be subsumed into the process orchestration and choreography activities within the Service-oriented process tools.  The business process design, optimization, and execution consulting market will come to displace the system integration market.  System integrators will find the low-level integration work diminishing as their customers adopt SOAs, and therefore will need to transition their skills to the Service-oriented process arena to avoid having their market erode substantially.  There is a significant opportunity for consulting firms in the next five years for helping companies implement and adopt SOAs, and…

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Service-Oriented Architecture Consulting
Key Findings: Today’s professional services firms are struggling to find their long-term value proposition in environments that are in constant change. There is a significant opportunity for PSOs in the short-term for helping companies implement and adopt SOAs, and in the long-term for providing critical business process expertise. As Service-oriented process tools mature, system integration will no longer be a separate activity, but will be subsumed into the process orchestration and choreography activities within the Service-oriented process tools. The business process design, optimization, and execution consulting market will come to displace the system integration market. System integrators will find the low-level integration work diminishing as their customers adopt SOAs, and therefore will need to transition their skills to the Service-oriented process arena to avoid having their market erode substantially. There is a significant opportunity for consulting firms in the next five years for helping companies implement and adopt SOAs, and…

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Service-Oriented Architecture Consulting for Professional Services Organizations
Key Findings: Today’s professional services firms are struggling to find their long-term value proposition in environments that are in constant change. There is a significant opportunity for PSOs in the short-term for helping companies implement and adopt SOAs, and in the long-term for providing critical business process expertise. As Service-oriented process tools mature, system integration will no longer be a separate activity, but will be subsumed into the process orchestration and choreography activities within the Service-oriented process tools. The business process design, optimization, and execution consulting market will come to displace the system integration market. System integrators will find the low-level integration work diminishing as their customers adopt SOAs, and therefore will need to transition their skills to the Service-oriented process arena to avoid having their market erode substantially. There is a significant opportunity for consulting firms in the next five years for helping companies implement and adopt SOAs, and…

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SOA Tools and Best Practices
Key Findings: Service-oriented architectures built upon open, standards-based Web Services provide a strategic IT direction businesses need to meet their fundamental business goal: agility. By 2010, ZapThink expects 69% of the total enterprise software market to be Service-oriented. The overall market for products and services that support Service orientation will be over $98 billion by 2010. Reworking existing brittle, high-cost IT infrastructures into flexible, Service-oriented architectures promises substantial long-term cost savings and revenue opportunities through increased business agility. Service orientation represents the latest distributed computing approach to affect IT — the fourth major shift since the mid-twentieth century. ZapThink predicts that companies will begin to accept Service orientation in 2003, and it will become the dominant distributed computing approach by 2006. Table of Contents: I. Report Scope II. Context for Service-Oriented Architectures 2.1. What is a Service-Oriented Architecture? 2.1.1. Evolution of Distributed Computing 2.2. Business Motivations for SOAs 2.2.1. The…

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Service-Oriented Integration
Connecting systems both within the enterprise and with suppliers, partners, and customers is of critical importance to today’s enterprise. However, integration remains complex, expensive, and risky. While Web Services won’t be the magic bullet that immediately solves these problems, they enable a new approach to integration. Service-Oriented Integration (SOI) leverages open standards, loose coupling, and dynamic description and discovery capabilities of Web Services to reduce the complexity, cost, and risk of integration. This report identifies the key aspects of SOI, solutions for implementing SOI, ROI metrics, and critical challenges.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $1495[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Actional
Actional’s product line addresses IT architecture challenges at two gaps: at the adaptation layer between back-end data sources and application servers, and at the management layer between the application servers and Service consumers. At the adaptation layer, Actional provides loosely coupled interfaces to business applications, databases, and other back-end systems. At the management layer, Actional solves problems of access control, Service quality and availability, and managing changes to existing Web Services. Actional’s complex two-product approach offers their customers flexibility in deployment of Web Services.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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