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While few will disagree that the inefficiencies of existing enterprise architectures have reached a critical level, many count on 'flying under the radar' of those who look at a company's efficiencies. Let's face it; enterprise architecture is very technical and difficult to understand...
Service-oriented architectures are much different than our traditional siloed applications. SOAs span multiple tiers and multiple applications, their development lifecycles are multi-staged and highly iterative, and there are multiple parties impacted by both internal and perhaps exter...
Testing is a first-order constituent of SOA governance. Assuring that services and service infrastructure components meet functional and technical requirements across lifecycle stages and environments, including production, is an architectural precept in SOA. Gone are the days when tes...
This is the time of year when trend or predication articles start cropping up. Year after year I'm asked if I would be interested in writing about what's to come. You see I have an uncanny ability to pick lottery numbers. Unfortunately my lottery guesses, like most articles that look i...
Information always has and always will be the lifeblood of a company. But globalization has profoundly changed how a business collects and exchanges data, and with whom an organization shares that information. In today's sprawling digital enterprise, operations are no longer contained ...
At the end of the year, it's always interesting to take a moment and try to imagine what's next. In this case, I'm not thinking about whether the Patriots will win the Super Bowl, I'm wondering what comes after service-oriented architecture. Although SOA has been dramatically hyped as ...
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a business agility strategy. Repeat after me: Business. Agility. Strategy. There are so many technology-focused definitions of SOA floating around that it's difficult to remember that simple fact. SOA is focused on recognizing, precisely defining,...