The SOA Pilot Pitfall
All new technology projects have to start somewhere, and pilot projects are a great way to try out new approaches as challenging and complex as Service-oriented architecture (SOA). Over the course of the past five years, ZapThink has interacted with countless companies who are planning or executing SOA pilots, many of which are well-conceived, competently executed, and reasonably successful. However, we have also seen a foreboding pattern of ill-conceived SOA pilots forming in information technology (IT) shops throughout the world, and these problem pilots all seem to succumb to the same pitfall. It is time, therefore, to take a closer look at what makes for a good SOA pilot, and how to learn from the mistakes of others and avoid the SOA pitfall. Defining the SOA Pilot A pilot project is a trial project that seeks to evaluate some new technology or approach and determine whether a company…

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WebLayers: Achieving the Benefits of SOA through Governance
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) represents an emerging approach to organizing and accessing IT resources that enables businesses to create flexible and agile systems that reuse the resources traditionally locked in IT silos across the organization. Achieving these goals of reorganization and reuse, however, require more than architecture and technology change. Companies must also rework how both their business and IT organizations govern the production and use of such Services. To fill this need, a new class of SOA governance products have recently entered the market. Among these, WebLayers stands out as the only vendor who offers a product built from the ground up to address the governance and compliance issues companies face as they build and implement Services within their SOA initiatives.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Using SOA to Drive Corporate Governance & Compliance Initiatives
Presentation on governance and compliance for Online Business Systems. IT governance is the most critical area of corporate governance in today’s competitive enterprise. SOA is an approach to enterprise architecture that abstracts IT functionality into business-oriented Services. The application of SOA to IT governance — what we call SOA governance — promises to provide the visibility and control necessary for IT governance, while increasing the business agility today’s organizations require.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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