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Over the years business processes have become automated to the point that the BPM community now considers the SOA language BPEL, designed for the orchestration of Web Services, as the best platform for building contemporary processes. But many processes retain some level of human activ...
In its day the colossal Pharos lighthouse of Alexandria was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. When it fell in the fourteen century, the building blocks were reused by the Sultan of Egypt to build the Citadel at Qaitbey that still stands today. Waste not, want not.
While the notion of SOA continues to emerge, those who are implementing SOAs today are faced with a variety of challenges, including the complexities of SOA, and the work involved with understanding their existing problem domain and requirements. Those who want to get SOA right the fir...
Enterprises have started to realize the value of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and have adopted it as a mainstream enterprise IT architecture. However it's important for enterprises to realize that SOA presents a significantly different business and technology adoption model fro...
This is the larger issue, as I see it, and is very visible to me working both in the world of SOA and the world of enterprise architecture. So, why are they different worlds? Moreover, what is enterprise architecture, and how does it fit with reference models and reference architecture...
You've deployed a Web Service. It's been designed, built, tested, and published to your registry for use and is now a critical component in a strategic business application. Your SOA is beginning to show signs of return but what happens when other architects discover your service and b...
As IT departments continue to prioritize their investment initiatives, many will find Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a critical item to tackle. Although key business projects must always take precedence, McKinsey & Company reports that more than 60% of surveyed CIOs plan to use...
We all do it from time to time - forget something, get it out of sequence - and experience that annoying feeling that we've just done something incredibly stupid. I usually arrive at the dry cleaners to pick up my clothes, only to realize I'd left the next batch behind. Fortunately, it...