Wilshire EDF Conference: Implementing Service-Oriented Architectures for Business Agility

Companies today are struggling with the best way to implement IT infrastructures that enable business agility. Service-oriented architectures based on Web services provide cost-effective approaches to achieving companies’ agility goals. This course provides companies of all sizes and industries an approach to implementing Service-oriented architectures in a way that provides return-on-investment (ROI) at each step along the path toward agile IT infrastructures. We will discuss the steps and phases by which companies can move from today’s brittle infrastructures to loosely-coupled, coarse-grained, asynchronous SOAs.

The course covers concepts in point-to-point Web services implementations for integration, securing, managing, and adding process layers to these services, implementing registries and management for loose coupling, moving to asynchronous invocations for greater reliability, and concepts in virtualization, grid computing, and more. We’ll provide the big picture for SOA adoption as well as the details on how to actually go about implementing SOAs in a logical progression of steps, each resulting in significant ROI. This tutorial is intended for project planners, architects, and business decision makers for technical implementation, and developers interested in the big picture of implementation. A basic understanding of Web services is strongly recommended prerequisite knowledge.

What You will Learn:

  • The different value propositions for SOAs, and how to communicate them within an organization
  • When a simple Web services project is sufficient, and when it’s not
  • How to phase an SOA project so that each phase has a positive ROI
  • How to identify problems that are appropriate for Service-oriented solutions
  • What aspects of an SOA should be implemented first, and which aspects can wait until later

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