SOA Pilots
Taking the Iterative Approach to building SOA The ROI of SOA Implementing Governance Early in the Process Assuring Success Organizational Change This presentation was given as part of a full-day seminar for Tarantell in Oslo, Norway on November 16, 2006. 36-slide PowerPoint in pdf format. [hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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How SOA Transforms the Meaning of Legacy
To many technologists in the IT organization, the word “legacy” connotes a negative meaning, but not because the systems they are dealing with provide little value. Rather, on the contrary, these systems are of tremendous value to the organization, but interacting with them comes at such cost and with such complexity that little remains of this value to the organization. Sevice-Oriented Architecture (SOA) promises to turn this problem on its head. One of the most powerful concepts is the notion that a business can achieve true reuse of its assets through SOA, and thus achieve the flexiblity and agility it so desires. The whole idea of reuse is to get more value from what has originally been built. As such, the ideas of reuse and legacy are really one and the same thing! How can a company even hope to achieve any aspect of reuse if they are continually…

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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 Reuse Governance
This 27-slide PowerPoint presented in pdf format discusses the challenges of SOA and how they relate to SOA Governance. It discusses SOA Governance “in the narrow” and “in the broad” and introduces the concept of SOA Reuse Governance — creating, communicating, and enforcing Service reuse policies in the enterprise.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Mobility and SOA – the Business Perspective
Mobility is the desire to both be able to access information and applications no matter the location and no matter the device or technology used to access that information. In the past, mobility represented yet another challenge for IT. However, in the Service-oriented context, Mobility is actually an aspect of how a proper SOA will work. Indeed, Mobility represents a new set of requirements for Service Consumption as well as a new class of Service providers. This presentation outlines the business discussion for what Mobility is and how it relates to SOA, and what the business needs to think about in linking these two concepts together. This was presented at the SCO World conference in Las Vegas on August 8, 2006.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Mobility and SOA – A Technology Perspective
Mobility is the desire to both be able to access information and applications no matter the location and no matter the device or technology used to access that information. In the past, mobility represented yet another challenge for IT. However, in the Service-oriented context, Mobility is actually an aspect of how a proper SOA will work. Indeed, Mobility represents a new set of requirements for Service Consumption as well as a new class of Service providers. This presentation outlines the technical considerations for what Mobility is and how it relates to SOA, and what the business needs to think about in linking these two concepts together. This includes a discussion of Ajax, Service Consumption approahces, and other key technology issues. This was presented at the SCO World conference in Las Vegas on August 8, 2006. MobilitySOA-Technology-ZTP-0246…

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Should All Services Be Reusable?
It is always encouraging to see that we’re making steady progress toward a deeper understanding of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). One of the clues that we’re making progress is that we are increasingly fielding questions regarding architecture, rather than implementation or infrastructure. At a recent conference, for example, we were quite encouraged when someone asked the question, “should all Services be reusable?” On first glance, this question has a straightforward answer. After all, since one of the goals of SOA is to build reusable Services, then why shouldn’t all of them be reusable? But upon further reflection, answering this question properly requires greater subtlety as well as deeper architectural thinking. This ZapFlash, therefore, not only explores the answer to this question, but also illustrates what we mean by deeper architectural thinking. Top-Down Thinking The question as to whether all Services should be reusable leads to two further questions,…

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Metallect: Reuse Governance for Service-Oriented Architecture
Building a governance framework is an essential step in any Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementation. Proper governance involves the creation and communication of policies, tools for policy compliance, and visibility and enforcement of policies. SOA governance not only applies the rigors of governance to SOA, but also leverages the benefits of SOA for overall IT governance. One of the key benefits of SOA that governance must address is how to control the reuse of Service assets, and the ability for different consumers to share Services, leading to reduced redundancy and greater flexibility. While there are an increasing number of SOA governance products on the market, few specificially address reuse governance. One notable exception is the Metallect IQ Server, an Enterprise Application Visibility tool that provides reuse governance capabilities as part of a SOA governance framework. [hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/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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