The ZapThink Approach to SOA Implementation
What is the best approach to putting SOA in production? Is it necessary to dive into the deep end and take a “pay and pray” approach to SOA implementation or is there a more logical, lower risk path to realizing the vision of SOA? In this workshop, ZapThink will discuss the steps that companies should take to move from today’s brittle infrastructures to loosely-coupled, process-centric SOA implementations. The session begins with 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 implementing a governance infrastructure for greater visibility and control. We’ll provide the big picture for SOA adoption as well as the details on how to actually go about implementing SOA in a logical progression of steps, each resulting in significant ROI. Course Outline: The integration problem The…

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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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ZapThink SOA Roadmap
The ZapThink Roadmap for SOA Implementation presentation covers the following topics: The Practice of Architecture The Fundamental Tenets of SOA SOA Prerequisites Contracts and Policies Securing and Managing Services Metadata Management, Registries, and Repositories Service-Oriented Process This is a 46-slide presentation in pdf format.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $195[/hide]…

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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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ZapForum Webcast April 2005 — Controlling Your SOA
Presentation from April 2005 Webcast, starring guest experts Dan Foody, CTO, Actional and John Derrick, CEO of Conformative. To view replay, click here Overview: Setting the Stage: ZapThink Analysts Listen to ZapThink analysts Jason Bloomberg and Ronald Schmelzer talk about Structuring Your Organization to Take Control of your SOA projects. What are the changes that companies must make today in their IT organizational structure to make adopting SOA a possibility, if not a reality? Guest Expert: Dan Foody, CTO of Actional. Dan will address the five key tenets of achieving true command and control of your SOA environment, and provide specific guidelines to enable companies to secure, deploy and manage Web services applications across the SOA lifecycle, with solutions that meet the needs of SOA stakeholders throughout the organization. Guest Expert: John Derrick, CEO, Conformative Systems…

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ZapThink Announces New Service-Oriented Architecture Webcast “Radio Talk Show”
April Webcast on Controlling your SOA, May Webcast on the Great Debate between ESBs and Fabrics WALTHAM, MA, March 3, 2005 — ZapThink is announcing a refreshing, new Webcast series aimed at the rapidly growing Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) market. Run like a call-in radio “talk show”, starting in April 2005, ZapThink will host a monthly online ZapForum Webcast. Each Webcast start with thought-provoking content lead by ZapThink SOA experts. After this session, the ZapForum Webcast will feature a guest or two who will present, speak, and take Q&A from online attendees. Afterwards, the rest of the hour is open to the audience for Q&A and shared experiences, who will call in with their own SOA challenges and issues. Attendance at each Webcast is free and open to all registered ZapThink users. “Sometimes irreverent, often controversial, but always insightful, the goal of this Webcast is to grow the network of SOA…

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