This coming Monday, July 13th, I will be joining industry visionary Jeff Papows, president of WebLayers, for a semi-informal, interactive discussion on capitalizing on the SOA-Web Oriented Architecture (WOA)-Cloud phenomenon. The Webcast, titled "Floating Governance to the Cloud through Web Oriented Architectures and 'As a Service' Environments," will commence at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
The Webcast will address the role of cloud computing in a Web oriented architecture (WOA) and the impact of software as a service (Saas) on today's infrastructure. As part of the live roundtable, we will discuss the business and technical value of WOA, risks of SaaS and cloud computing, and how to execute a successful WOA strategy.
As often discussed here at this Weblog, SOA is much more than creating Just a Bunch of Web Services and depositing them into a registry/repository. SOA is laying the foundation for a loosely coupled business that both creates and consumes services from an ever-growing array of sources, both inside and outside the firewall. Web Oriented Architecture is a much more appropriate way to describe this philosophy, since more of these services are coming from outside providers.
I look forward to speaking with Jeff because he has been on the cutting edge of digital business for a number of years now -- he served as president of both Lotus and Cognos during critical transitional times for the cmpanies. (His blog is published here).
We'll also be exploring the role of governance as part of a larger WOA strategy; identifying and using the appropriate technology and business resources to execute a successful WOA strategy.