The purpose of service-oriented architecture is to better marry IT to business initiatives … or at least that’s what SOA proponents keep telling us. Yet what are the technologies that enable that? John Rymer, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research Inc., has laid out what he calls B3, the essential ingredients for creating dynamic business applications. B3 includes business process management (BPM), business rules and business intelligence (BI).
He recently sat down for a podcast to describe the architectural underpinnings of dynamic business applications.
Topics covered include:
- How SOA supports BPM efforts
- What kind of data BI needs to provide in order to enable real-time business agility
- What kinds of business rules need to be prioritized
- How BPM, BI and business rules can work together
- A sensible starting place for those looking to create dynamic business applications
Anyone interested in finding out more about this subject can get a free copy of Rymer’s report on Dynamic Business Applications from Forrester.