SOA Talk:

April, 2008

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April 28, 2008  1:56 PM

Telecom industry provides SOA contrast

StorageSwiss George Crump Profile: StorageSwiss

I've been having an extended conversation during this calendar year about SOA and the telecom industry, namely that the European telecoms are often the reference models for what a service-oriented business looks like while U.S. telecoms seem to be mired in the 1990s. Today we've got a curious...

April 25, 2008  10:50 AM

SOA versus perfect SOA

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

In the early days of client/server adoption in the 1990s there were lots of articles lamenting the fact the client/server wasn't living up to its promise. It was just another theory that didn't really work all that well in practice. But after a few years client/server was just the way application...


April 21, 2008  11:12 AM

Does WOA bring anything new to SOA?

StorageSwiss George Crump Profile: StorageSwiss

A lot of analysts I respect have been pushing the concept of Web-oriented architecture, or WOA, of late. For those unfamiliar with the term, Dion Hinchcliffe has covered it extensively and Dana Gardner has been

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April 14, 2008  12:42 PM

Pearls of wisdom from SOA users at IBM Impact

StorageSwiss George Crump Profile: StorageSwiss

It's amazing what happens you put a few thousand SOA users together. Suddenly you start to get a clearer picture of what service orientation can achieve at both the business and IT levels. That was probably the biggest takeaway for this attendee at IBM's

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April 10, 2008  5:09 PM

IBM showing off SOA’s impact

StorageSwiss George Crump Profile: StorageSwiss

Things Kate Pierson surely never thought she'd say during a concert when the B-52s were taking off 30 years ago: "Happy birthday WebSphere!" Now, THAT is what I call a mashup. Artists who debut high on the Billboard charts plugging your products is also what happens when a company pulls off a big...


April 8, 2008  1:07 PM

Big Blue sMashes into Web 2.0

StorageSwiss George Crump Profile: StorageSwiss

At its Impact 2008 event, IBM today launched a REST-based development environment called WebSphere sMash, based on its open...


April 7, 2008  7:15 PM

BPM and event-driven SOA highlight IBM Impact

StorageSwiss George Crump Profile: StorageSwiss

The overwhelming theme coming from IBM on the opening day of its Impact 2008 event is that SOA isn't about the technology. It sounds a bit odd to hear that message coming from a company with more SOA-related...


April 7, 2008  11:59 AM

Open source leading SOA charge in 2008

StorageSwiss George Crump Profile: StorageSwiss

Last August I noted that Microsoft regularly finds itself buried under an avalanche of news coming from its Java-based competition. It's impossible to compete with that kind of volume and that fact...


April 4, 2008  6:14 PM

Business process modeling: What’s in a word?

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

Defining your terms makes a world of difference when a project manager is modeling a business process, says Debra Berard, program manager for business excellence, Lean/Six Sigma at

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