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Is it more efficient to develop web services in all SOA projects in the same way?

When developing any kind of software, how its developed boils down to certain factors like changing requirements and project scope. However, from one SOA project to another, these factors seem to be more or less the same regardless of whether BPM is involved or not. If that is the case, would it...read more
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posted 4 years 2 days ago
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What seems to be interesting is that many of the respondents share similar experiences relating to their SOA projects, and the development of web services - suggesting that web service development is...read more
Authored by: vj madhal |  Originally published on July 22 2010 | 1 total posts

Is SOA acting as an enabler for your Business Intelligence efforts?

BI requires the gathering of, providing access to, and analyzing of data in order to help users make better business decisions. The Data Services Layer created to solve the “integration” problem using Service Oriented Integration has an important secondary usage; it also lays the...read more
Authored by: Sumeet Vij |  Originally published on May 25 2010 | 0 total posts

What type of Services do you have predominantly in your SOA Portfolio, are they more Data Access Services or Composite Services?

A Pragmatic approach to rolling out SOA is to provide Business Value early. A Data Services Layer provides a Unified, Standards based access to different data sources. I don't believe that SOA is an all or nothing approach as evidenced in this blog http://apsblog.burtongroup.com/2008/12/soa-vs-...read more
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posted 3 years 23 weeks ago
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I agree with the sentiment in the blog post - using services to implement integration is not SOA as such, but Service Oriented Integration. Having said that, I think you are right to suggest that...read more
Authored by: Sumeet Vij |  Originally published on May 25 2010 | 1 total posts

Is SOA a Strategic solution to improving Visibility and Efficiency in the Supply Chain?

Attaining superior efficiency, high visibility and customer satisfaction across the entire supply/demand chain is essential for all organizations in today’s competitive markets. The strategic promise of SOA and BPM is to replace the current supply chain software foundation over time with a...read more
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posted 15 weeks 2 days ago
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It varies from company to company. People talk about SOA and they mosly mean a technical view of SOA. There is also the business view which comes out of a Business Architecture Framework and that...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on March 30 2010 | 1 total posts

Enterprise Solutions versus Applications

Business applications are the root cause of today's siloed nature of enterprise IT. The use of SOA for building enterprise applications preserves all the drawbacks of today's application-centric culture. What is needed is to use SOA for building enterprise solutions. Has anyone used SOA to build...read more
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posted 3 years 8 weeks ago
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I think there is no "Enterprise Solutions vs. Application" because the classical enterprise solutions are build of applications - specially of historically grown applications. For me, building a "...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on February 2 2010 | 7 total posts

How Business Architecture Helps SOA

SOA is perceived as a best-practices approach for building software systems and hence does not involve the business in its design. In this scenario the burden falls on IT to demonstrate the value on SOA and how it aligns to business strategy. The only way to achieve this alignment is through a...read more
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posted 4 years 14 weeks ago
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I was referring to the creation of a business services architecture for the entire company and not to a domain-specific software system. Many IT people report that after the business and IT discuss...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on February 2 2010 | 5 total posts

Is cloud computing ready for enterprise adoption?

What are the risks associated with adopting cloud computing as a method for providing IT solutions?read more
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posted 4 years 20 weeks ago
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The key risk which is seen in the cloud is the securityread more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on October 29 2009 | 2 total posts

What should be the relationship among SOA, Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing?

Will Cloud Computing extend the reach of SOA and enable it to be implemented at lower cost? Is Web 2.0 an alternative or is it complementary?read more
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posted 4 years 20 weeks ago
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YES! A service based approach will definitely enable cloud computing to be implemented at a lower cost.. I see web 2.0 as a complementary one!read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on October 29 2009 | 2 total posts

Challenges in managing an enterprise SOA

Managing and providing information on how services interact can become complex. Managing services metadata among value chain partners requires a strong SOA Governance program.read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on October 29 2009 | 0 total posts

Business-driven SOA (also known as the Tops-down approach to SOA)

How do you define an SOA from the business perspective? Can you define a tops-down SOA without defining an enterprise business process model and architecture? In addition to a bottoms-up and a tops-down, is there a middle-out approach to defining SOA?read more
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posted 3 years 43 weeks ago
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Tom, The title of your post caught my eye. About six years ago I started using the term "business-driven SOA" in presentations. I asked someone in my company if it might be worthwhile to trademark...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on October 29 2009 | 3 total posts

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