IBM to push 'Business' Event Processing
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.
Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. Joe is co-author, along with 16 leading industry leaders and thinkers, of the SOA Manifesto, which outlines the values and guiding principles of service orientation. He speaks frequently on cloud, SOA, data, and enterprise computing topics at industry events and Webcasts. As an independent analyst, he has authored numerous research reports in partnership with Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc. for user groups such as SHARE, Oracle Applications Users Group, and International DB2 Users Group. He is also independent analyst for GigaOm Pro. In a previous life, Joe served as director of the Administrative Management Society (AMS), an international professional association dedicated to advancing knowledge within the IT and business management fields. He is a graduate of Temple University.
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SOA projects that won't get the unwanted attention of corporate bean-counters
In a sign of a potential massive impending shift of government systems to service-oriented architecture, one analyst firm advises technology firms looking for federal government contracts to think SOA.Washington Technology quotes Input's Deniece Peterson, who says standardization is the rule these days in government systems.
Just as economists don't agree on how the economy will do in 2008, the picture is murky as to whether SOA would be seen as an instrument for cost cutting or something to be cut if corporate budgets were to be trimmed.In a new post, Dave Linthicum makes the observation that "there seem to a few companies that are cutting their SOA efforts due to the softening of the economy," noting that they regard SOA as "special projects" that are among the first to get cut.
Every vendor has its own definition of Enterprise Service Bus, and now, its own definition of grid computing
Here's an interesting role for SOA: Create your own 'compute cloud'
BPM doesn't need SOA as much as SOA needs BPM -- yet
The 2008 outlook for SOA is bullish regardless of the economy, but priorities could shift
Is this the year when organizations will start linking SOA efforts closely to real-time processes?
Swordfish will be another open-source alternative to swimming with SOA sharks
From planes to trains to phones to hotels, SOA played a key role in advancing many businesses in 2007.