Major changes in technology have not been driven by the technologies themselves but by the change in thinking that they enabled. OO design changed software by changing thoughts away from procedures and onto real world "things." This book argues that for SOA to succeed we must move our thoughts away from the implementation technologies and towards the "what" of the business. Using a straight-forward, pictorially driven, methodology the book explains who to discover what the business services really are and how to construct an overall business service architecture. The book covers defining the Business Service Architecture, how to classify services for business value and delivery, understanding the role of IT in supporting the architecture, how project and portfolio management needs to change, how to use a Service Architecture to identify KPIs, and how and when to use Business Process in a service architecture.
A must-have guide for all companies undertaking service-oriented architecture (SOA) and IT governance Service-Oriented Architecture Governance for the Services Driven Enterprise expertly covers the business, organizational, process, compliance, security, and technology facets of SOA and IT governance. This book provides a comprehensive enterprise view of governance from a strategic and tactical perspective, as well as modeling and planning tools to help evolve a company's ongoing governance requirements. Written by Eric Marks and the industry's leading SOA authorities, this essential book provides a refreshing business-driven perspective to SOA and IT governance.
Web browsing would not be what it is today without the use of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Although much has been written about SOA methodology, this emerging platform is continuously under development. Exploring Enterprise Service Bus in the Service-Oriented Architecture Paradigm is a detailed reference source that examines current aspects and research methodologies that enable enterprise service bus to unify and connect services efficiently on a common platform. Featuring relevant topics such as SOA reference architecture, grid computing applications, complex event computing, and java business integration, this is an ideal resource for all practitioners, academicians, graduate students, and researchers interested in the discoveries on the relationship that Service-Oriented architecture and enterprise service bus share.
This important text provides a single point of reference for state-of-the-art cloud computing design and implementation techniques. The book examines cloud computing from the perspective of enterprise architecture, asking the question; how do we realize new business potential with our existing enterprises? Topics and features: with a Foreword by Thomas Erl; contains contributions from an international selection of preeminent experts; presents the state-of-the-art in enterprise architecture approaches with respect to cloud computing models, frameworks, technologies, and applications; discusses potential research directions, and technologies to facilitate the realization of emerging business models through enterprise architecture approaches; provides relevant theoretical frameworks, and the latest empirical research findings.
Within the IT-related business domain, it is important to advance theory building and practices regarding management and governance issues. Business Strategy and Applications in Enterprise IT Governance emphasizes how organizations enable both businesses and IT people to execute their responsibilities in support of business/IT alignment and the creation of business value from IT enabled corporation investments. This publication distributes leading research that is both academically executed and relevant for practice in the professional IT and business community.
Using a single, continuing case study as the vehicle to carry its story, this book shows how to realize business objectives in implementing enterprise SOAs. It has a feature that will be welcomed by readers weary of vendor-speak.
This book contains the proceedings of two well established scienti?c events held in connection with the CAiSE conferences relating to the areas of enterprise, business-processes, and information systems modeling: – The 11th International Workshop on Business Process Modeling, Devel- ment and Support (BPMDS 2010); – The 15th International Conference on Exploring Modeling Methods for S- tems Analysis and Design (EMMSAD 2010). The two events are introduced brie?y below. BPMDS 2010 BPMDS 2010wasthe 11th in a seriesof workshopsthat havesuccessfully served as a forum for raising and discussing new ideas in the area of business process development and support. The BPMDS series has produced 10 workshops from 1998 to 2009. Eight of these workshops, including the last seven (BPMDS 2003–BPMDS 2009) were held in conjunction with CAiSE conferences. The BPMDS workshops focus on topics relating to IT support for business processes, which addresses key issues that are relevant to the continuous development of information systems theory. The continued interest in these topics within the industrial and academic IS communities is re?ected by the success of the last BPMDS workshops and the emergence of new conferences devoted to this theme. Previous BPMDS workshops focused on the di?erent phases in the business processlife-cycleaswellasthedriversthatmotivateandinitiatebusinessprocess design and evolution.
Companies have long sought to integrate existing Information Systems (IS) in order to support existing and potentially new business processes spread throughout their “territories” and possibly to collaborating organizations. A variety of designs can be used to this end, ranging from rigid point-to-point electronic data interchange (EDI) interactions to “Web auctions”. By updating older technologies, such as “Internet-enabling” EDI-based systems, companies can make their IT systems available to internal or external customers; but the resulting systems have not proven to be flexible enough to meet business demands. A more flexible, standardized architecture is required to better support the connection of various applications and the sharing of data. Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is one such architecture. It unifies (“orchestrates”) business processes by structuring large applications as an ad-hoc collection of smaller modules called “Services”. These applications can be used by different groups of people both inside and outside the company, and new applications built from a mix of services (located in a global repository) exhibit greater agility and uniformity. Thus, SOA is a design framework for realizing rapid and low-cost system development and improving total system quality. SOA uses the Web Services standards and technologies and is rapidly becoming a standard approach for enterprise information systems integration. SOA adoption by enterprises has been identified as one of the highest business priorities by a recent Gartner study (Gartner 2007) and enterprises increasingly recognize the requirement for an increased “Service-orientation” and relevant comprehensive frameworks, which will not only help them position themselves and evaluate their SOA initiatives, but also guide them in achieving higher levels of SOA maturity. This in turn, will help enterprises acquire (and retain) competitive advantage over other players in the market who are not (using SOA and thus they are not) so flexibly adjusting themselves to address new business requirements. This book proposes a new SOA Maturity Model (MM) using a Delphi-variant technique and this constitutes one of its distinguishing features because none of the relevant existing works utilized Delphi. Moreover, the fact that the proposed SOA MM supports inter-enterprise setups makes it even more distinct. The newly proposed SOA MM is then used to help the participating organizations position themselves in respect to SOA (current status), guide them to achieve higher levels of SOA maturity, and anticipate their SOA maturity in five years’ time. Furthermore, the “local” or “global” nature of the proposed SOA MM is investigated. This is checked firstly against selected expert panel participants and secondly against local business practitioners.
Cloud Enterprise Architecture examines enterprise architecture (EA) in the context of the surging popularity of Cloud computing. It explains the different kinds of desired transformations the architectural blocks of EA undergo in light of this strategically significant convergence. Chapters cover each of the contributing architectures of EA—business, information, application, integration, security, and technology—illustrating the current and impending implications of the Cloud on each. Discussing the implications of the Cloud paradigm on EA, the book details the perceptible and positive changes that will affect EA design, governance, strategy, management, and sustenance. The author ties these topics together with chapters on Cloud integration and composition architecture. He also examines the Enterprise Cloud, Federated Clouds, and the vision to establish the InterCloud. Laying out a comprehensive strategy for planning and executing Cloud-inspired transformations, the book: Explains how the Cloud changes and affects enterprise architecture design, governance, strategy, management, and sustenance Presents helpful information on next-generation Cloud computing Describes additional architectural types such as enterprise-scale integration, security, management, and governance architectures This book is an ideal resource for enterprise architects, Cloud evangelists and enthusiasts, and Cloud application and service architects. Cloud center administrators, Cloud business executives, managers, and analysts will also find the book helpful and inspirational while formulating appropriate mechanisms and schemes for sound modernization and migration of traditional applications to Cloud infrastructures and platforms.
Aggressively being adopted by organizations in all markets, service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a framework enabling business process improvement for gaining competitive advantage. Service-Oriented Architecture: SOA Strategy, Methodology, and Technology guides you through the challenges of deploying SOA. It demonstrates conclusively that strategy and methodology are the keys to implementing SOA and provides the methodology needed for SOA success. The book examines the role of both non-agile and agile project management techniques for deploying SOA. Its methodology applies frameworks of governance, communications, product realization, project management, architecture, data management, service management, human resource management and post implementation processes. Filled with case studies, the book shows the methodology in action. This reference benefits business managers, business analysts, and technology project managers who are serious about adopting SOA as a long-term strategy. It is also benefits those new to business process management, enterprise architecture, and information systems and need to understand SOA, its business drivers, and its methodology.