Building the SOA Infrastructure
Presentaion #5 in ZapThink’s “Implementing the SOA Roadmap” curriculum. This presentation covers the core infrastructure issues for SOA, including XML infrastructure, security, management, governance, and intermediaries.[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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SOA Quality and Governance: Satisfying the Metarequirement of Agility
In our book Service Orient or Be Doomed! ZapThink explains the metarequirement of agility that underlies every Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) initiative: the requirement that the implementation of the architecture must be able to satisfy future requirements even as they continually evolve. A core challenge of SOA, after all, is building for change. If you had good reason to believe today’s requirements were permanent, you probably wouldn’t bother with the expense and complexity of SOA. What, then, is your metarequirement of agility? As we also detail in our book, it doesn’t make sense to expect that the IT organization would be capable of building systems that could deal with entirely arbitrary change, since such a requirement would be prohibitively expensive to satisfy. Instead, each organization will have to decide for itself precisely how much they can invest in order to achieve the level of flexibility they require their SOA implementation…

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Grappling with SOA Change and Version Management
ZapThink frequently speaks of change, since change is the one consistent reality underlying the entire business world. Change, after all, focuses businesses on realizing the benefits of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), because the primary reason for embarking on a SOA project is to improve business agility while reducing IT costs in the face of today’s brittle, inflexible, and tightly coupled systems. However, let’s not let the perfume of the SOA rose intoxicate us too much, since implementing SOA itself introduces change every bit as significant as the forces of change that SOA is meant to address. SOA implementations must be built to change, or companies will never be able to realize the agility and cost savings benefits that SOA promises. In particular, a number of change and versioning issues arise when dealing with the sort of living SOA that companies so desire today. Versioning Service Contract Metadata The core…

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SOA Metadata, Contracts & Policies
This presentation places the discussion of metadata, contracts, and policies into the context of continual business change. It discusses the definition of metadata, and explains how Service metadata are at the core of SOA. It then details Service contracts and policies, and defines governance and SOA governance. This 20-slide presentatation was given on March 22, 2006 in a Webinar jointly sponsored by Infravio and Reactivity. [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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ZapThink Paper Cites LogicLibrary as a Key Player in SOA Governance Market
“The lifeblood of every SOA implementation is the ability to manage metadata. It is crucial to the governance process,” said Jason Bloomberg, senior analyst, ZapThink LLC. “With its ability to manage assets and metadata throughout the service lifecycle, the integrated registry/repository is at the center of the SOA governance infrastructure. LogicLibrary has consistently been a leading innovator in developing technology that makes it possible for organizations to effectively manage assets and implement SOA governance solutions that meet business objectives.” Read more at: Business Wire…

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Service Orient or Be Doomed: ZapThink Analysts Announce Publication of their Latest Book!
Ever wonder why businesses are unable to keep up with today’s pace of change? Name your business goal–productivity, profitability, efficiency; today, they all depend on Information Technology (IT). IT is more important to business today than it ever was. While IT in the past has helped companies increasingly make their businesses more productive and efficient, today’s IT is simply getting in the way of change. It is increasingly becoming clear that the way that businesses utilize IT is increasingly making them less agile, less responsive to change, and less able to capitalize on new opportunities. Something has to be done to stop the problem of IT becoming the bottleneck of business. SERVICE ORIENT OR BE DOOMED! How Service Orientation will Change Your Business (Wiley, February 24, 2006;$39.95 cloth) is the first book aimed at regular businesspeople that helps business become more agile by offering technological, process, and cultural changes…

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