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Vol. 8 Iss: 12

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Whenever IT professionals discuss the benefits of SOA – full utilization of IT resources, reduced infrastructure costs, and the agility to deliver new services quickly – they usually issue a caveat. They warn potential adopters of the inherent complexity of SOA, and point out that unle...
SOA is continuing to gain widespread adoption and find success beyond pilot and project implementations, according to recent surveys. There is a steady increase in organizations moving to enterprise-wide SOA deployments. Those that have found success maturing to large-scale SOA have on...
There is a lot going on in the cloud computing space, and SOA is clearly along for the ride. Indeed, there are many things that cloud computing providers (and that’s a rather big category these days) and those building SOAs can learn from each other. I’m just scratching the surface her...
The rise of Enterprise Architecture (EA) should be no surprise to any of us, and yet every day businesses either opt out of deploying enterprise architecture, or can’t deploy it effectively. While the Industrial Age was characterized by process-based advances such as assembly lines and...
The increased manageability, reliability, and opportunities for reuse promised by a SOA can only be fulfilled with an effective governance structure in place to coordinate service creation, maintenance, provisioning, and consumption. However, many small and medium-sized organizations s...
Cost cutting is a common demand that is levied on technology organizations. Consequently, each new paradigm within the industry is pitched by some as a cost-cutting strategy. The trouble is that many enterprises attempt some grand enterprise-wide deployment rather than incrementally gr...
How can security policies be centralized across an enterprise's set of Web applications? In particular, we examine the case of security policies for web services and for traditional websites and describe how the two can be administered and enforced together to improve both the cost of ...