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SOA RM: '...in SOA, services are the mechanism by which needs and capabilities are brought together' Recently OASIS voted the SOA Reference Model (SOA RM) into a standard. In spite of its high level of abstraction, this model emphasizes the business orientation of SOA.
The original inspiration for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) was vendor neutrality and interoperability among best-of-breed technology components, comprising a cohesive system that is flexible and adaptable enough to meet ever-changing enterprise demands. Yet, recent news from wel...
The world would be a better place if everyone would just do the right thing. Unfortunately, doing the right thing is often easier said than done. Especially in business ideas that seem to have the most promise can actually yield the worst results.
In last month's article, we discussed the motivation for SOA governance and the areas where governance should be applied. We also pointed out that, while SOA governance is not a shrink-wrapped product that you can simply implement off-the-shelf without also addressing important organiz...
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) projects have evolved. A couple of years ago it would have been sufficient to demonstrate connectivity between systems that were previously isolated. Nowadays these connections must provide guarantees of reliability, security, and performance. Delive...
Most businesses have an urgent need for up-to-date, accurate information based on data from multiple data sources. It would be much easier if all your data were stored in one database so it can be queried as a whole, but this is rarely practical. In the real world, data integration is ...
If I were a lot more paranoid than I am (well, perhaps at least a little more than I am), I might suspect that the various free e-mail programs were a social engineering attempt by the big software coalition (yes, I know, it doesn't exist) to ultimately change the way we use our comput...