SOA Scope Definition
This presentation was delivered at the 5th SOA Practitioners’ Conference in Zurich, Switzerland on October 26, 2006. This presentation covers building the business case for SOA, defining the scope of a SOA initiative, and applying architectural best practices to SOA. This presentation is delivered as a 38 slide PowerPoint presentation in pdf format.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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The Agile SOA Lifecycle
Presentation #10 in ZapThink’s “Implementing the SOA Roadmap” curriculum. This presentation covers managing the Service lifecycle, agile methodology approaches to SOA, SOA Quality Assurance/testing, and the SOA team.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Presentations from ZapThink’s Fifth SOA Practitioner’s Forum in Geneva, Switzerland
In this ZIP file, you will find the collection of presentations from ZapThink’s Fifth SOA Practitioner’s Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Presentations include: Fundamental SOA Concepts – Ronald Schmelzer, ZapThink [E] SOA, Business Process, and BPM – Jean-Paul de Vooght, CTP [E] Real implementation cases of SOA – Malhar Kamdar, BEA [F] The ESB as SOA Infrastructure: Controlling SOA at Runtime – Claus Thoden, BEA [E] Measuring SOA Maturity and the Platform – Xavier Fournier-Morel, SQLi [F] Enterprise Web 2.0 – David McFarlane, Nexaweb [E] How to move your Legacy Host to SOA – Ido Hardonag, NetManage [E] SOA Architectural Deep Dive – Ron Schmelzer, ZapThink [E] The download is about 11 Megabytes, and you need to provide your permission to share contact information with event sponsors to download this file.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Avoiding Accidental SOA
Today, it seems that every IT shop around the world is building Services. Whether those Services are standards-based Web Services or other kinds of software Services, exposing existing functionality and data via Service interfaces has become the leading approach to building distributed systems. As companies develop an increasing array of Services, they soon face the challenge of organizing those Services into an architecture that can respond effectively to ever-changing business requirements. We call such architecture Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). While a few architecturally savvy companies begin their Service implementation initiatives by planning the Services they will build ahead of time, most companies approach SOA by first building several Services, and tying them together and calling the result an SOA, without an architectural plan as the starting point. While such an “accidental” SOA is within the realm of possibility, getting SOA right is more challenging than simply developing and collecting a bunch…

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ZapThink: Enterprises Not Buying Service-Oriented Architecture by Name; Consulting Firms Integrate SOA Best Practices with Business-Focused Offerings
BALTIMORE, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 6, 2006–ZapThink released a report today showing that few enterprises are specifically budgeting for or requesting Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) by name. Instead, business buyers budget for specific solutions to their business problems, and more consulting firms than ever before leverage Service Orientation best practices to provide those solutions. The main buyer of such initiatives has shifted toward the non-technical, business part of the enterprise. “The clear pattern with today’s SOA projects is that they are increasingly business-focused,” said Jason Bloomberg, Senior Analyst with ZapThink. “Many consulting firms are integrating SOA best practices into a broad differentiated offering that is not necessarily specific to SOA.” ZapThink expects the percentage of IT projects overall that leverage Service Orientation best practices to continue to grow over time, and those best practices will soon become ubiquitous. ZapThink also expects the percentage of IT projects that are named, SOA-specific projects to peak…

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SOA Consulting: Current Market Trends
Market Overview Few enterprises are buying SOA by name. Instead, business buyers are paying for solutions to business problems, and more consulting firms than ever before are leveraging Service Orientation best practices to provide those solutions. The main buyer of such initiatives has shifted toward the non-technical, business part of the enterprise. The clear pattern with today’s SOA projects is that they are increasingly business-focused. Many consulting firms integrate SOA best practices into a broad differentiated offering that is not necessarily specific to SOA. Many ostensible SOA efforts are little more than middleware shell games. Product vendors often distort the true message of SOA to best fit their product offerings. Similarly, the core mistake that some consulting firms are making is in confusing architecture with implementation. Future Trends ZapThink expects the percentage of IT projects overall that leverage Service Orientation best practices to continue to grow over time, and those…

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Fundamental SOA Concepts
This 48-page PowerPoint presented in pdf format includes ZapThink’s basic introduction to SOA, focusing on the ZapThink SOA Roadmap. This presentation is the first to present three versions of the Roadmap: one with implementation steps, one with project milestones, and one with SOA maturity levels. It was presented at the IPT 4th SOA Practitioners’ Conference in Zurich and Frankfurt in June, 2006.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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