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Leveraging Information and Intelligence

David Linthicum

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Just got out of the shower and I was thinking about some of the ways to avoid SOA failure, based on some of the things I've been seeing in the world of the SOA technology end user. Here are a few thoughts:

First, never ever, ever, never, ever, let a vendor drive a project for you. Not that vendors are evil, but they are not independent thinkers when it comes to technology. I've seen 4 companies make this mistake in the last 3 months, and are correcting now at huge expense.

Second, don't' manage by magazine. What worked for that cool company in that magazine is a great. However, your problem domain is unique, and needs unique analysis and solutions. One size does not fit all.

Finally, A-B-C...Always Be Consider...alternative technologies, the skills of those building your SOA, the driving forces behind the SOA, and this includes ROI. Yes, we need to consider ROI people.

Don't forget, I'm speaking at the Info World SOA Executive Forum next week in San Francisco. I will be wearing cloths then, so feel free to stop by and say hi.

Industry expert Dave Linthicum tells you what you need to know about building efficiency into the information management infrastructure

David Linthicum

David Linthicum is the CTO of Blue Mountain Labs, and an internationally known distributed computing and application integration expert. View more


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