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SOA Consortium Releases New Podcast from K. Scott Morrison, Layer 7 Technologies

"How to Fail at SOA"

The SOA Consortium announced the availability of a podcast and slide deck of the presentation by K. Scott Morrison, VP of Engineering and Chief Architect at Layer 7 Technologies, on "How to Fail at SOA," recorded at the SOA Consortium meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in June.

Calling on Layer 7 Technologies' six years of experience Scott warned meeting attendees about repeated patterns of bad practices, pitfalls and bad decisions. Focused in the security realm, Scott reenacted customer scenarios that highlighted breakdowns with goals, teams, planning, knowledge and physical design. For each identified problem, or anti-pattern, Scott provided insights on how SOA practitioners can recover from, or better yet, avoid the pitfall. These insights covered a wide range, including proper understanding of security standards, security design tips, skills, team composition, training, and business outcome identification. Scott pointed out how SOA based implementations - with their highly distributed, cross stack natures - bring together a diverse group of new stakeholders that must collaborate for success.

In closing, Scott encouraged attendees to treat security and management as first class citizens of SOA efforts, rather than falling into the trap of patchwork retrofitting.

To hear all of the insights Scott Morrison presented, download the 46-minute podcast and accompanying slide presentation at http://www.soa-consortium.org/pr-ksm.

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