Building the Business Case for SOA
ZapThink’s general business-focused presentation on building the business case for SOA. Presented at the ICE Technology Conference in November 2006. Presented as a 44-slide PowerPoint presentation in pdf format.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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The Role of the Architect
This presentation was delivered at the 5th SOA Practitioners’ Conference in Zurich, Switzerland on October 26, 2006. This presentation covers the role of the architect in a SOA initiative — design, dealing with organizational issues, project management, and governance. The Zachman Framework is highlighted. This 32-slide PowerPoint is presented in pdf format.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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Managing the SOA Project
Presentation #4 in ZapThink’s “Implementing the SOA Roadmap” curriculum. This presentation covers SOA project management and bringing a SOA implementation up to speed. 33 slide PowerPoint presentation in pdf format.[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: Bridging the Divide Within IT
We often refer to information technology (IT) as if it were one cohesive department within the enterprise. However, for most businesses, IT really consists of at least three separate organizations each with their own technologies, best practices, approaches, and terminology: the systems and network people, the application development and integration team, and the data storage and information management group. It should come as no surprise that this siloed approach to organizing IT leads to inflexibility, and limits IT’s ability to meet the changing needs of business. For people who construe Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) narrowly as applied directly to the application development and integration arena, SOA would be of little help in addressing these broader issues of siloed IT organizations. However, to be most compelling to the organization, SOA should apply to all groups within the IT department. It is important, therefore, to explore how to apply the principles…

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Keys to SOA Success
This 73-slide PowerPoint presentation in PDF format was presented to an energy industry client in May, 2006. It contains the following sections: SOA Level Set SOA Foundations SOA Governance The SOA Roadmap Rolling out SOA Organizational Issues Case Studies [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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Key Challenges in SOA
This presentation discusses the various challenges companies face when planning and implementing SOA, and approaches for overcoming those challenges. This 36-slide presentation is part of a customer video produced by IBM. The presentation was given in March 2006.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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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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Running the SOA Project
Module #4 from the ZapThink Licensed Partner Program training materials. This module covers: Key Elements of Successful SOA Projects Building the right SOA team The Roles of SOA Org/People Challenges People, Change and Fear Interaction Challenges Convincing Technical Specialists Working with IT Middle Management The “Ivory Tower” Problem Tackling the Project Iteratively Implementing SOA: Bottom-Up Implementing SOA: Top-Down Starting Point: Architectural Visioning Session Challenge: Service Granularity Project Management for an SOA Project Enabling Service Domains The Power of the SOA Center of Excellence CurrentStateSOAPractice-Europe-022006-ZTP-0212-1…

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