Innovation Archive

SOA & Cloud Governance

Do SOA and Cloud Governance Right! Are you struggling with making SOA work and troubled by governance concerns? Are you looking for SOA governance best practices for design time, run time, and change time / version management? Do you want hands-on experience with SOA governance methods, tools, and frameworks before… Read More

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Scaling SOA

photo credit: außerirdische sind gesund Based upon conversations with architects in ZapThink’s Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) course, our High Performance SOA ZapFlash back in the fall of 2006 was a bit ahead of its… Read More

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Marketing Services for Vendors and Professional Services Firms

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What To Do When your SOA Initiative Gets Cancelled

We at ZapThink are an idealistic and optimistic bunch. We tend to see the positive side of well thought-out IT initiatives and believe that when rational planning meets incremental expenditure that provides short-term returns, all is well and companies can sail smoothly ahead. However, we realize that is not the… Read More

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The Four Stages of SOA Governance

For several years now, ZapThink has spoken about SOA Governance “in the narrow” vs. SOA governance “in the broad.” SOA governance in the narrow refers to governance of the SOA initiative, and focuses primarily on the Service lifecycle. When vendors try to sell you SOA governance gear, they’re typically talking… Read More

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Transtitioning to SOA

This was a presentation I conducted at an ITWeb SOA Conference in Johannesburg South Africa during October 2009. The presentation illustrates what an organization needs to do to transition to SOA at a strategic level, at both an enterprise and IT architecture level as well as a showing a… Read More

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Is there a Future for Enterprise Software?

The conversation about the role and future of enterprise software is a continuous undercurrent in the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) conversation. Indeed, ZapThink’s been talking about the future of enterprise software in one way or another for years. So, why bother bringing up this topic again, at this juncture? Has anything… Read More

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Application Modernization with SOA

Supporting the Business Service abstraction with legacy capabilities, and the role of reuse. Presentation for Practical SOA event in Pittsburgh, PA on October 22, 2009, sponsored by Summa Technologies. 30 slide ppt in pdf format.Download the Full SOA & Cloud Governance Report Here… Read More

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Are Services Nouns or Verbs?

ZapThink revels in stirring up controversy almost as much as we enjoy clarifying subtle concepts that give architects that rare “aha!” moment as they finally discern the solution to a particularly knotty design problem. Last month’s Process Isomorphism ZapFlash, therefore, gave us a particular thrill, because we received kudos from… Read More

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