SOA Talk:

April, 2008

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April 28, 2008  1:56 PM

Telecom industry provides SOA contrast



Posted by: StorageSwiss
SOA, Web 2.0

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



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Composite applications, CTO, SOA, SOA development

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?



Posted by: StorageSwiss
Composite applications, REST, rich Internet applications (RIA), SaaS, SOA, Web 2.0

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


April 14, 2008  12:42 PM

Pearls of wisdom from SOA users at IBM Impact



Posted by: StorageSwiss
CIO, Conferences, CTO, Data integration, Data services, Enterprise architecture, IBM, SOA

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


April 10, 2008  5:09 PM

IBM showing off SOA’s impact



Posted by: StorageSwiss
Conferences, Enterprise architecture, IBM, SOA

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



Posted by: StorageSwiss
Enterprise mashups, IBM, Open source software, Project Zero, REST, Web 2.0

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



Posted by: StorageSwiss
event-driven architecture, IBM, Project Zero, REST

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



Posted by: StorageSwiss
.NET, Eclipse, Java, Open source software, SOA development

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?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Enterprise architecture, Modeling, Project management

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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