Service-Oriented Process
Key Findings: Service-Oriented Process is Key to Meeting Business Agility Requirements Service-oriented process includes orchestration, choreography, composition, workflow, transactions, and collaboration of Web Services. The market for Service-Oriented Process solutions will grow from $120 Million in 2003 to over $8.3 Billion by 2008. The standards landscape will converge on a single choreography, orchestration, and process flow specification in the next 12-18 months. By 2005, over 70% of Web Services implementations will be process-driven. Services must be developed devoid of process in order that they can participate in an SOA that meets the goals of business agility Service-Oriented Management techniques can assist in managing discrete services as well as end-to-end business processes. Table of Contents: I. Report Scope II. The Context for Service-Oriented Process 2.1. What are Business Processes? 2.2. Why is Process Important to the Enterprise? 2.3. Connecting Business Requirements to IT Capabilities Through Process 2.4. Organizational Roles and Business…

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SOA 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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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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SOA Tools
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…

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Recruiting WS-I Members from Vertical Industries
You joined the Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) Organization to accelerate and encourage the adoption of Web services. WS-I plans to meet these goals by providing deliverables that assist in the interoperability of Web services implementations. For the WS-I to be successful in its mission, however, it is essential that it has broad industry representation within its membership. WS-I needs your help. At this time, a vast majority of WS-I members are IT vendors. Whether you work for a vendor or not, it’s in your company’s best interest to expand the WS-I membership, expecially among industry members outside the IT community. This white paper is an important tool to help you in this important activity. This paper seeks to explain why current WS-I members should recruit additional industry members, why industry members should join the WS-I, and what actions WS-I members should take to recruit new members. It should be a…

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