is acknowledged worldwide as the "Father" of Information
Engineering (IE), having developed its concepts from 1976
- 1980 based on original work carried out by him to bridge
from strategic business planning to information systems.
With the rapid pace of change today, the need for transformation
from today's inflexible business environment to an agile enterprise
that can change direction rapidly has never been greater.
Yet the structures, processes and systems that we have today
are inflexible: they are incapable of rapid change. Methods
and technologies for Rapid Delivery of e-Government and e-Business
Strategies are needed that support rapid business change -
with systems that also change in lock-step. This is both a
business problem and a computer problem. It needs strategic
direction from management, with these directions then translated
into rapid delivery action using SOA Technologies by your
business experts working with your IT experts.
So, what is SOA? Is it a Service Oriented
"Architecture" or just a "Approach" or
is it a final "silver bullet" to the CXO's for solving
all their IT problems?
SOA facilitates delivery of common interoperable
decision support capability,
Enterprise Architecture(EA) focuses on IT efficiencies
we understand, SOA technologies are the manifestation of next
generation distributed computing & integration. The difference
today is the loose coupling allowed by XML-based SOAP transports
(more sophisticated RPC). While when we discuss about EA,
the idea is to define a balance between the business strategy
and technology capability. It is going to be very difficult
to do SOA without initiating the cross-enterprise view and
standards as detailed in Enterprise Architecture (EA). In
absence of such balance, we will see business units chasing
the latest "magic bullet" technology for its own
sake, and the resulting legacy of chaos, inefficiency and
"cylinders of excellence"
several enterprises are looking at BPM as the key driver for
SOA implementations. They are seriously pursuing combined
SOA-BPM approaches to increase the flexibility of business
processes. There is also growing adoption of MDA for realizing
SOA as it provides well-defined (standard based) approach
to go from higher-level models (platform independent) to code.
the knowledge of SOA
and its benefits are
predominantly superficial at this stage. Indian
market is still in the nascent stage.
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) market is the fastest
growing one in the APAC region and is expected to grow at
a CAGR of 49% from 2006-2009 (based on Springboard Research).
Most of the large organizations in banking, manufacturing
and telecommunications still don't have well defined enterprise-wide
one-day program by Clive Finkelstein
will focus on how to do the everyday hard stuff of good architecture
and good solid software services. This will help the participants
to learn how to deliver priority
processes into production as automatically generated systems
using XML, Web Services, Enterprise Application Integration
(EAI), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Business Process
methodology is one of the few methodologies that I know that
actually addresses some of the enterprise engineering design
objectives that go far beyond just getting the code to run."
the foreword by John A. Zachman
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