ZapThink Acquires SOA Leader Linthicum Group, LLC
BALTIMORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ZapThink, LLC, the industry’s foremost advisory firm focused on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) today announces the acquisition of The Linthicum Group, LLC, a well-respected SOA consulting firm, and the addition of David S. Linthicum to ZapThink. ZapThink will expand its intellectual property and team with expertise and resources from the acquisition to provide ZapThink customers with expert SOA advisory, research, and guidance. The announcement was made during Linthicum’s keynote address to the e-Gov Institute’s 7th Enterprise Architecture Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC. “Dave brings significant market visibility, thought leadership, a deep understanding of enterprise architecture, and proven approaches and methodologies for SOA adoption,” says Ronald Schmelzer, Managing Partner at ZapThink. “We see the addition of David and the Linthicum Group team as strategic to the ZapThink offerings, providing us with the ability to better service our expanding combined client base.” In addition to the Linthicum Group’s well-respected…

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SOA Workshop for Business Architects
Day-long presentation on SOA to an audience of business architects. Covers the basic introduction, core tenets of SOA, metadata, the SOA metamodel, business process, consumers, and mashups. Presented on June 18, 2007, to a large telco carrier.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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SOA Workshop for SOA Policy Experts
Half-day presentation on SOA to an audience of policy and governance specialists. Covers core infrastructure challenges, security, metadata, and SOA governance. Presented on June 20, 2007 to a large telco carrier.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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SOA Workshop for Masters of Data
Day-long workshop presented to data architects and other data specialists. Includes a basic SOA introduction, core tenets of SOA, the challenge of heterogeneity, the SOA metamodel, metadata, and change management. Presented on June 21 – 22, 2007 to a large telco carrier.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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ZapThink and Web Age Solutions Partner to Offer World-class SOA Training
BALTIMORE, MD — May 9, 2007 — In response to the significant skills gap for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), ZapThink and Web Age Solutions, today announce a partnership today to deliver world-class SOA training and knowledge transfer to large enterprises. ZapThink, the industry’s foremost experts and advisers in the field of SOA, joins with Web Age Solutions, a premier provider of SOA education and mentoring to offer training solutions aimed at key SOA roles including business analysts, managers, and architects. The companies also plan to develop a cross-functional hands-on SOA workshop, and Web Age Solutions will also serve as a Certified Licensed ZapThink Trainer for Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Boot Camps and SOA credentialing. “We’re aiming to transfer SOA knowledge and expertise to enterprises as early in their SOA adoption process as possible,” states Greg Wagner, Web Age’s VP of US Operations. “With targeted workshops and role-based training, we are…

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ZapThink and IASA Team Up to Deliver Cutting Edge Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Credentials
Baltimore, MD, and Austin, TX (PRWeb) March 16, 2007 — ZapThink, the industry’s foremost experts and advisers in the field of SOA, today announces its partnership with the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) to help develop the current state of Enterprise Architect (EA) and Software Architect credentials for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). IASA is the premier association focused on the architecture profession through the advancement of best practices and education while delivering programs and services to IT architects of all levels around the world. In a recent report published by ZapThink, the lack of skilled EAs appears to be dramatically slowing the pace of IT architectural improvement and change. To prevent such shortages and lack of skills from impeding future SOA growth and adoption, both ZapThink and IASA are committed to developing programs which support and expand EA and SA skill sets. “There is a significant lack of available, skilled,…

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Perspectives on SOA
Presentation to CA for their SOA Day internal event. This presentation covers the business context of SOA, with a particular emphasis on SOA security and management issues. This file is a 42-slide PowerPoint presentation in pdf format.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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ZapThink and Excel Partner Launch SOA-Focused Architect Resource and Placement Offering
Baltimore, MD and Montvale, NJ (PRWEB) January 26, 2007 — Focusing on the chronic shortage of Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) professionals, ZapThink and Excel Partner today announced the formal release of the Architect Resource Center (ARC), an online and consultative service aimed at helping enterprises locate and fill EA and SOA resource needs and expanding the opportunities for capable architects. ZapThink, the industry’s foremost experts and advisers in the field of SOA, joins with Excel Partner, a leading executive search and staffing firm that specializes in SOA to provide a dependable source for qualified Enterprise Architects having an SOA background. The ARC provides an online means for companies to identify potential architect candidates and discuss their resource needs with knowledgeable SOA and EA staffing experts. Excel Partner fulfills the requirement by applying each organization’s complementary strengths in skills assessment and candidate recruitment to optimally satisfy those needs…

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Service Orientation Tutorial
Jason’s and Ronald’s book “Service Orient or be doomed” has reached worldwide recognition as the first book really explaining SOA in business terms. Their background description is well known to most CIO’s. The way from today to an agility service solution is difficult and dangerous but necessary to take. In this tutorial focus will be put on The secret Sauce: Loose coupling. Why loose coupling is a must to achieve agility and change the IT supporting your business processes Is there an Architect in House? Jason and Ronald tell us about the need for Enterprise Architects and IT Architects relating their task to Zachman Framework They will also cover “how to think service oriented and how to get started”. They will describe how to handle the cultural and organizational challenges to succeed with Service Orientation – where the successful will thrive and flourish! This presentation was given at…

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Metadata Management: New Requirements
Registries Repositories Design-time Metadata Current State of Market This presentation was given as part of a full-day seminar for Tarantell in Oslo, Norway on November 16, 2006. 26-slide PowerPoint in pdf format. [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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