Top Five Issues of SOA Governance: Webcast
Guest Experts: Andrew Nash, CTO, Reactivity and Sean Kline, Director of Product Marketing, Systinet Topics: The process to define and aggregate policies across infrastructures The options to create an SOA system of record that centrally aggregates service characteristics The short- and long-term architecture requirements to enforce security, routing and integration policies The mechanism through which services, connections and policies will be iterated The best evidence that SOA governance pays off for your enterprise [hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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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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Reactivity: Efficiently Mediating Identity in a Heterogeneous, Service-Oriented Environment
As companies move to architectures that enable loosely coupled, composite, Service-oriented interactions between distributed systems, they quickly realize that identity management is essential to making such interactions reliable, predictable, and secure. The only way to build applications that rely on functionality from disparate systems in the enterprise is to separate identity and policy from the underlying systems that have heretofore locked those two capabilities within their own, proprietary environments. However, implementing the sort of federated enterprise identity management capabilities that Service-Oriented Architecture requires is difficult because existing identity and policy information reside in a wide range of systems. Reactivity is one vendor that provides new technologies and approaches for accessing and mediating identity and policy information that companies require. [hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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The SOA Pilot Pitfall
All new technology projects have to start somewhere, and pilot projects are a great way to try out new approaches as challenging and complex as Service-oriented architecture (SOA). Over the course of the past five years, ZapThink has interacted with countless companies who are planning or executing SOA pilots, many of which are well-conceived, competently executed, and reasonably successful. However, we have also seen a foreboding pattern of ill-conceived SOA pilots forming in information technology (IT) shops throughout the world, and these problem pilots all seem to succumb to the same pitfall. It is time, therefore, to take a closer look at what makes for a good SOA pilot, and how to learn from the mistakes of others and avoid the SOA pitfall. Defining the SOA Pilot A pilot project is a trial project that seeks to evaluate some new technology or approach and determine whether a company…

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