The SOA Governance Timeline
Governance consists of creating, communicating, and enforcing policies in a corporate environment. In many ways, it is the key to maintaining the balance between executive control and employee and customer empowerment. Implementing SOA requires governance in order to ensure that the organization applies and enforces the policies that apply to the Services that the organization creates as part of its SOA initiative. But more importantly, organizations can leverage SOA best practices to represent policies broadly in such a way that the organization can achieve better policy management, flexibility, and visibility into policy compliance across the enterprise. Because of these two characteristics, enforcing policies and leveraging SOA best practices, it is critical for all organizations to deploy SOA governance as soon as they begin their SOA initiative. With its acquisition of Mercury and its Systinet division, HP has propelled itself into a leadership position in the SOA governance space. HP is…

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ZapThink: Enterprises Not Buying Service-Oriented Architecture by Name; Consulting Firms Integrate SOA Best Practices with Business-Focused Offerings
BALTIMORE, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 6, 2006–ZapThink released a report today showing that few enterprises are specifically budgeting for or requesting Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) by name. Instead, business buyers budget for specific solutions to their business problems, and more consulting firms than ever before leverage Service Orientation best practices to provide those solutions. The main buyer of such initiatives has shifted toward the non-technical, business part of the enterprise. “The clear pattern with today’s SOA projects is that they are increasingly business-focused,” said Jason Bloomberg, Senior Analyst with ZapThink. “Many consulting firms are integrating SOA best practices into a broad differentiated offering that is not necessarily specific to SOA.” ZapThink expects the percentage of IT projects overall that leverage Service Orientation best practices to continue to grow over time, and those best practices will soon become ubiquitous. ZapThink also expects the percentage of IT projects that are named, SOA-specific projects to peak…

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SOA Consulting: Current Market Trends
Market Overview Few enterprises are buying SOA by name. Instead, business buyers are paying for solutions to business problems, and more consulting firms than ever before are leveraging Service Orientation best practices to provide those solutions. The main buyer of such initiatives has shifted toward the non-technical, business part of the enterprise. The clear pattern with today‚Äôs SOA projects is that they are increasingly business-focused. Many consulting firms integrate SOA best practices into a broad differentiated offering that is not necessarily specific to SOA. Many ostensible SOA efforts are little more than middleware shell games. Product vendors often distort the true message of SOA to best fit their product offerings. Similarly, the core mistake that some consulting firms are making is in confusing architecture with implementation. Future Trends ZapThink expects the percentage of IT projects overall that leverage Service Orientation best practices to continue to grow over time, and those…

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The SOA Killer App
This 20-page PowerPoint presented in pdf format discusses the SOA Killer App, which is a combination modeling tool, composite application builder, universal dashboard, governance tool, and Service consumer. This presentation was presented on a Systinet Webinar in June, 2006.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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The SOA Killer App
SOA tools have been maturing significantly, but even now the SOA tools on the market are still limited in their capabilities. The market has still not delivered a single product that brings together all of the capabilities companies require into a single, Service-oriented tool, including modeling, Service lifecycle management, business visibility, Service consumption, and Service composition. Today, the demand for such a comprehensive tool is emerging, and the requirements and characteristics of this sort of tool are now becoming clearer. The sort of tool companies require to build Service-oriented applications is not a simplistic extension of the concept of an IDE to the world of Web Services, but rather a new kind of tool that is itself a new kind of application–a tool that promises to disrupt the current tools space and define a new market in the process, in other words, the SOA Killer App.[hide -1]Download…

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Understanding SOA Concepts
This 32-page PowerPoint presentation in PDF format covers basic concepts of SOA, including Services, loose coupling, granularity, and asynchrony. Service-Oriented Integration is also covered, and includes the Economics of Integration slide as a series of slides.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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Implementing the ZapThink SOA Roadmap
This 32-slide PowerPoint presentation in PDF format covers the ZapThink SOA Roadmap, including wrapping legacy interfaces with Web Services, Securing and Managing Services, building a Governance Framework, implementing the SOA Metamodel and Service-Oriented Processes. [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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Enabling Service-Oriented Processes
This 25-slide PowerPoint presentation in PDF format covers basic SO Process concepts and terminology, including orchestration and choreography, as well as a discussion of composite applications/Service-Oriented Business Applications (SOBAs).[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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