People, Process, Technology, and Policies of SOA – Brainstorm Conference
This presentation, delivered to the Brainstorm NYC conference on November 2, 2005, focuses on some of the knottier problems of making SOA work. While only 29 slides long, this PDF version of the powerpoint presentation provides readers with an understanding of the critical organizational, technical, policy, and process issues of making SOA work.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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ZapThink’s Service-Oriented Architecture Roadmap
ZAPTHINK’S ROADMAP TO SOA ADOPTION Companies today are struggling with the best way to implement IT infrastructures that enable business agility. Service-oriented architectures based on Web Services provide cost-effective approaches to achieving companies’ agility goals. ZapThink’s Roadmap to SOA adoption is a one-of-a-kind, full-color 24×18″ poster that provides organizations of all sizes and types an at-a-glance view at how to approach implementing Service-oriented architectures in a way that provides return-on-investment (ROI) at each step along the path toward agile IT infrastructures. Included on this easy-to-read poster are the steps and phases by which companies can move from today’s brittle infrastructures to loosely-coupled, coarse-grained, asynchronous SOAs. The poster covers concepts in point-to-point Web Services implementations for integration, securing, managing, and adding process layers to these services, implementing registries and management for loose coupling, moving to asynchronous invocations for greater reliability, and concepts in virtualization, contract-first development, SOA governance,…

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A Roadmap to SOA Success
This 78-slide presentation covers: The business impact of SOA and why you should care SOA Roadmap: The lowest risk path to SOA Solutions for tactical issues faced when implementing SOA Presentation given in Calgary, AL on September 29, 2005. RoadmapSOASuccess-OBS-02005-ZTP-0193-1…

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Creating Contract and Policy Metadata
One of the first questions that archtiects and developers are posed with when building an SOA is exactly how to build a “Service”. Companies building loosely-coupled Services know that contracts and policies, built in metadata, are key to making SOA work. So, what exactly goes into Service contracts and policies, and what specifications are currently available to meet Service contract needs? This 24 slide presentation outlines some of the key issues in creating and implementing Service contracts as well as the steps companies should take to create them. HowBuildService-082005-ZTP-0184-1…

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Build Grass-Roots Acceptance for SOA
The movement toward Service-Oriented Architecture represents a broad set of technical and organizational changes for the enterprise. In fact, most of the technical challenges in making the transition to loosely coupled Services are simpler for most companies than the organizational and human management changes businesses need to leverage shared Services effectively. For developers and other technical specialists, the burden of change is doubly difficult, because these people must adjust to the new technical as well as organizational realities of SOA. Often, the best approach an enterprise architect can take to build acceptance for SOA among the technical staff is to work one-on-one with technology specialists to educate them on the details of SOA, while simultaneously building acceptance for the architecture at the highest levels.

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