Archive for 'SOA'
Data Services has been an increasingly hot topic over the past few months, and for good reason. Data Services are a key to enterprise-enabling the information provided by an Enterprise Information Management (EIM) function. And, providing data as a service is an effective strategy for introducing the benefits of a service oriented architecture.
Clouds and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Do they conflict as IT strategies? Are they flavors of the same approach – service orientation? Can you even adopt Cloud Computing without SOA? How do they relate and complement each other? There are almost as many variations in opinions as there are industry pundits! Some are very wise [...]
SOA is growing up. In fact, for many of SOA’s early or mid-term adopters, SOA is in late adolescence or early adulthood. By that I mean that the application and disciplines of service-based architecture and applications have matured and are being applied to realize most of the benefits we were promised in the beginning, including:
I don’t often address the deep technologies that enable the IT strategies that are the normal topic of this blog. However, very often the failures associated with even the most compelling and sound leading-edge strategies – particularly those that are enabled by a new technology evolution — are due to poor practices in the use [...]
As evidenced at IBM’s Impact event in Vegas this week, internal/private “Clouds” are a natural evolution (marriage) of platform virtualization and SOA. In leading enterprises, traditional data centers – often a proliferation of internal stovepipe data centers – are continuing to evolve to a central virtualized platform that offers maximum flexibility and use of computing assets [...]