SOA: February 2008 Archives

Does the road to SOA lead through BPM [business process management]? Yes, says Kaushal Mashruwala, writing in Financial Express. Kaushal relates a recent Forrester Research Survey that found 38% of companies with more than 1,000 employees are not using SOA... Read More..
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Data, you may not realize it sometimes, but we do it all for you. Honest. In a new posting here at ebizQ, Oracle's Jeff Pollack says the time has come to bring business intelligence, data warehousing, and master data management... Read More..
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SOA as Data Synchronizer

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More evidence that SOA implementations are moving closer to an enterprise data management role: The Stanwell Corporation recently began a project intended to integrate and provide quick access to data currently stored in siloed IT systems. In a new ComputerWorld... Read More..
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Oracle's Dave Chappell writes about a new paradigm sweeping the financial services world, extreme transaction processing (XTP). The good news that used in conjunction with SOA, XTP offers power to applications such as fraud detection, trade resolution, and risk management... Read More..
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At Delta Airlines, SOA is cutting the cost of ownership by half for its various applications and systems. That's good news, of course, but the company's experience with proactive governance also provides some valuable pointers for other companies wrestling with... Read More..
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In his latest post, ebizQ analyst Peter Schooff spoke with Anne Thomas Manes about the insecurity that continues to nag at SOA. (Transcript and podcast link here.) This is an issue that's not getting near enough attention, Anne points out.... Read More..
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How secure is SOA? Security has long been considered the Achilles Heel of both Web services and SOA, since both mission-critical applications and data are being opened up to the cloud. Surveys I have worked on for Evans Data over... Read More..
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You ever hear about the "rent-a-patient" scheme hatched by a pair of unscrupulous doctors in the LA area? In this incredible-but-true scheme, the doctors performed unnecessary surgery on patients that were recruited by marketers with promises of cash or discounted... Read More..
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SOA: EAI Redux? Nah...

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Eric Roch points out that many of the issues that dogged enterprise application integration (EAI) may be getting addressed by SOA. However, some of the problems also have the same ring. Some of the issues in SOA that echo the... Read More..
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Policing via SOA: CSI

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You may have seen the amazing high-tech tools that the crews in the CSI crime series use to track identities and spot forensic evidence. In fact, the technology delivers a little too quickly and efficiently in TVland. But perhaps there... Read More..
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One of the coolest aspects of SOA is that it is oblivious to any of the platforms underneath that support it. That means even the oldest and most rigid mainframe systems can be re-energized (or modernized, as IBM likes to... Read More..
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In this blog (formerly known as "SOA in Action"), Joe McKendrick examines how BPM and related business and IT approaches can promote business transformation.

Joe McKendrick

Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. View more

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