Innovation Archive

The Role of the Architect

This presentation was delivered at the 5th SOA Practitioners’ Conference in Zurich, Switzerland on October 26, 2006. This presentation covers the role of the architect in a SOA initiative — design, dealing with organizational issues, project management, and governance. The Zachman Framework is highlighted. This 32-slide PowerPoint is… Read More

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SOA Scope Definition

This presentation was delivered at the 5th SOA Practitioners’ Conference in Zurich, Switzerland on October 26, 2006. This presentation covers building the business case for SOA, defining the scope of a SOA initiative, and applying architectural best practices to SOA. This presentation is delivered as a 38 slide PowerPoint… Read More

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Layer 7 Technologies: Protecting SOA, Web Services, and Web 2.0 Applications

One of the primary benefits of standards-based interoperability formats, especially XML and Web Services, is that they allow for direct and easy interchange of information between disparate and heterogeneous systems in a distributed environment. However, one of the major drawbacks to this ease of interoperability is that information passes far… Read More

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Service-Oriented Architecture Fundamentals

This one-hour presentation includes an introduction to SOA, building the business case for SOA, and some recent thinking on SOA quality and management. Read More

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Business Modeling and Outside-In SOA

Anybody who has ever attempted to teach computer programming to a room full of tech novices knows that some people easily get it, while others simply don’t. There’s something about the basic “do this, make a decision, then do that” execution flow of any program that is comes naturally to… Read More

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SOA Software: Expanding the Breadth of SOA Infrastructure

Throughout the past year, the pace of SOA adoption has continued to accelerate among organizations of all sizes, industries, and geographies. In 2006, companies increasingly funded solutions to business problems that benefited from a Service-oriented approach, and some of those firms have already started to see significant returns. Despite this… Read More

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The Role of Transformation Services in SOA

(Co-Authored by our newest analyst — John Reynolds) As organizations move forward with their Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementation plans, they often find themselves grappling with significant, long-lived problems of data and semantic integration among a wide variety of data sources. The mismatch between the data representation that one application provides… Read More

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How SOA Transforms the Meaning of Legacy

To many technologists in the IT organization, the word “legacy” connotes a negative meaning, but not because the systems they are dealing with provide little value. Rather, on the contrary, these systems are of tremendous value to the organization, but interacting with them comes at such cost and with such… Read More

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Transformation Services for SOA

One of the age-old problems of application integration has been the mismatch between the data representation that one application provides and the data representation that another application expects. This data integration problem will limit the loose coupling between Service providers and consumers in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementations unless there is… Read More

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The Agile SOA Lifecycle

Presentation #10 in ZapThink’s “Implementing the SOA Roadmap” curriculum. This presentation covers managing the Service lifecycle, agile methodology approaches to SOA, SOA Quality Assurance/testing, and the SOA team.Download the Full The Role of the Architect Report Here… Read More

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