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 MoreRead More
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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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More