Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Last Post

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SOA in the Public Sector

Many governments are very active in adopting SOA. This is because SOA may address some of the major issues that governments face, particularly the complexities of highly federated organizations that need to present a coherent business process face to citizens and businesses. In this report, we review the opportunities and challenges.

CBDI Journal December 2005 (available to subscribers, or buy single issue)

Thursday, November 24, 2005

SOA Governance

From Chaos to Order – The Transformation of Enterprise Architecture

SOA allows Enterprise Architecture to step up to a new and more important role, with new powers and responsibilities. In this article, our main focus is on the ways that Enterprise Architects can exert governance over development (both inhouse and outsourced). We shall also refer briefly to enhanced ways in which the Enterprise Architecture role becomes more visible and meaningful to the business.

CBDI Journal, November 2005
Currently available free on registration.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Service Oriented Business Intelligence

In our report on web services and business intelligence (June 2003), we described the real-time enterprise in terms of a closed-loop management control process, supported by web services and SOA. In this report on service-oriented business intelligence (October 2005) we look further at how SOA affects Business Intelligence. We examine classes of BI services and techniques for managing the granularity and abstraction of data to support the issues of complex and unstructured information needs.

SOA Fundamentals

The CBDI Forum has just released a PDF of selected SOA articles from the last 2-3 years for bronze (non-paying) members. This includes a couple of my articles. If you are not already registered, you will need to register as bronze.

Understanding SOA
David Sprott and Lawrence Wilkes September 2003
Principles of Service Orientation
Lawrence Wilkes March 2004
Business Case for SOA
David Sprott November 2004
Towards the Service-Oriented Organization
Richard Veryard
January 2004
Enterprise Framework for SOA
David Sprott and Lawrence Wilkes March 2005
Establishing a Service Lifecycle
Lawrence Wilkes January 2004
Service Supply
David Sprott January 2005
Business Modelling for SOA
Richard Veryard
March 2005
Composite Applications
Lawrence Wilkes
September 2004
Save Our Assets
Lawrence Wilkes November 2003
Planning the Services
John Dodd
March 2005

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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Service Economics

The software industry's current inability to reason intelligently about the value of services contributes to a lack of investment in services. Service pricing is therefore an important topic within service management and governance, both at the level of the software/information service and at the level of the business service. We are also detecting strong interest about investment costs and funding in many enterprises because they are ramping up their investment cases.

CBDI Journal September 2005

Friday, August 12, 2005

SOA for automotive

There are some important aspects of business strategy that emerge from the use of SOA in the automotive industry. Although current initiatives already bring significant benefits to both suppliers and customers, there are further benefits from SOA available within the next few years, which will transform the industry and the customer experience.

For SOA enthusiasts, one of the encouraging findings of our research has been the growing application of SOA and web services to handle highly distributed collaborations between independent (and not always mutually trusting) parties.

My latest piece on SOA for automotive has just been published by the CBDI Forum. It will be available to bronze members (free access but registration required) for about a month, and thereafter for paying subscribers or individual purchase only.

Please contact us for more detailed briefings and discussion.

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Saturday, July 23, 2005

Metropolis and SOA Governance

Part 1: Towards the Agile Metropolis

by Richard Veryard and Philip Boxer, July 2005

In the service economy, we expect service-oriented systems to emerge that are increasingly large and complex, but that are also capable of behaviors that are increasingly differentiated. As we shall see, this is one of the key challenges of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and is discussed in this article.

Microsoft Architecture Journal 5

Friday, June 17, 2005

Agile Security for SOA

CBDI has consistently advocated an approach to security engineering for SOA that is agile, holistic and responds intelligently to the complexities of the business and technology ecosystem. A number of powerful stakeholders are now echoing these messages, including the Jericho Forum and the US President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC).

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