Nov 16 2009   4:13PM GMT

CIO weekly wrap-up: SOA best practices, ITIL, ITSM, app consolidation

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

Last week was a busy one for, with SOA topping our slate. We have best practices for SOA implementation, SOA for business process transformation, SOA in action at Amtrak…you get the picture. We also quizzed you on your ITIL and ITSM knowledge and discussed application consolidation in four ssteps. For the full list of articles, click on the links below!

(And yes, if you sense some forced cheeriness, it’s because I’m still trying to recover from last night’s Patriots-Colts game. I don’t want to talk about it — still too painful to put into words.)

Best practices for a SOA implementation and application integration — A service-oriented architecture (SOA) implementation and application integration allow information to be transferred and supported efficiently. In this month’s CIO Briefing, learn more about SOA best practices.

SOA implementation propels business process transformation — When business process automation was insufficient and BPM products proved too narrow, a CIO turned to SOA to streamline business processes and boost productivity by 30%.

SOA best practices from Amtrak — Amtrak’s chief SOA architect offers advice to CIOs on implementing SOA services, from creating a plan and choosing standards to governance and monitoring.

Review the latest trends in ITSM and ITIL best practices — Many enterprises find that implementing ITSM and ITIL best practices leads to improved efficiencies and lower costs. Review our latest ITSM and ITIL content and take our quiz.

Should it stay or should it go? Application consolidation in 4 steps — In this piece, learn how to decide which applications to cut and which to keep when consolidating your application portfolio.

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