We're still searching for the meaning of life -- and now SOA as well.The acceptance of a new technology or paradigm depends on our ability to visualize how it will look in the end.
Service technology -- from SOA to cloud to IT service management -- promises many "-ilities": greater agility, flexibility, and reusability. Joe McKendrick explores the challenges and opportunities with service orientation, and how to capitalize on these emerging computing philosophies.
Joe McKendrick is an author, consultant and speaker specializing in trends and developments shaping the technology industry.
When you're holding a hammer in the air, everything begins to look like a nail. That's the essence of a smart new piece by Michael Liebow, Vice President of Web Services for IBM's Global Services Division.
Since early 2004, overall business investment has grown in the double digits. IT spending, however, remains flat.
What does SOA mean for the future of the software industry? Who wins and who loses?
It just seemed too good to be true -- that people from all across theindustry could put their minds together, collaborate, and come up withsolutions and methods that can automate and advance the competitiveness of our businesses. Now, a calcified, creaky, and lopsided patent structure threatens to gum up the two best things we have going for us in this decade -- Web services and open source.
I heard from Loosely Coupled's Phil Wainewright the other day, who shared the results of an SOA management market survey he just published. Loosely Coupled took a hard look at the 14 vendors that play in this space, and estimates that the size of the market stood at about $60 million at the end of 2004.
The SOA wave -- which promises to embed business processes in code -- will drivetighter alignment between business and IT, according to a recent piece in Optimize Magazine. Citing Forrester Research analyst Randy Heffner, the article makes the case that IT development roles and responsibilities are shifting.
The OASIS ebXML Registry Technical Committee has voted to approve the ebXML Registry Version 3.0 specification as a "Committee Draft" andto advance the draft for public review in preparation for ballot as anOASIS Standard.
Just when the world is starting to figure out the nuances and applications of WSDL (Web Services Description Language), a new way of describing Web services messages has been thrown into the mix. A new "experimentalframework" for Web Services description -- called the SOAP Service Description Language (SSDL) -- has just been released.
We've entered the "practical phase" of Web services, says Halsey Minor, CEO of Grand Central in a recent interview with Business Week. "The first phase was a bunch of people designing a whole bunch of standards -- primarily those were a bunch of computer scientists.