Mobility and SOA – A Technology Perspective

Mobility is the desire to both be able to access information and applications no matter the location and no matter the device or technology used to access that information. In the past, mobility represented yet another challenge for IT. However, in the Service-oriented context, Mobility is actually an aspect of how a proper SOA will work. Indeed, Mobility represents a new set of requirements for Service Consumption as well as a new class of Service providers.

This presentation outlines the technical considerations for what Mobility is and how it relates to SOA, and what the business needs to think about in linking these two concepts together. This includes a discussion of Ajax, Service Consumption approahces, and other key technology issues. This was presented at the SCO World conference in Las Vegas on August 8, 2006.