SOA eBook
Integration and SOA
Concepts, Technologies, and Best Practices

By: Beth Gold-Bernstein, Vice President, ebizQ
Gary So, Vice President, Office of the CTO, webMethods, Inc.

Format: Adobe reader - eBook





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About the eBook
In today’s world, change is constant. Organizations that can adapt rapidly to change have an edge. So what’s the secret? The answer lies in the ability to quickly streamline and reconfigure business processes and the systems that they depend upon.

Business agility demands systems that are flexible, seamlessly integrated, and provide end-to-end visibility into how the business is running. By definition, agility requires different systems to work together as one. This book shows how integration software and service oriented architecture (SOA) help to make this a reality.

If you’re interested in making your company more competitive, this book offers:
  • Recommendations for where you can apply integration and SOA in your business, and suggestions for how to justify their implementation
  • A guide to the various technologies involved
  • Best practices for the adoption of integration and SOA
  • Real-world case studies that illustrate how different organizations have benefited from these technologies.

Concise and to the point, the book covers what you should know and why.
About the Authors:

Beth Gold-Bernstein
VP, ebizQ



Beth Gold-Bernstein is a recognized expert in integration technologies and SOA. She has over 20 years experience working with financial institutions, retail chains and manufacturers on planning, designing and implementing large scale distributed systems and enterprise architectures. She has developed training programs for business analysts, architects, and implementers, and speaks nationally and internationally at conferences and seminars. Beth is the author of “Enterprise Integration: the Essential Guide to Integrated Solutions,” published in July 2004 by Addison Wesley. Her first book, “Designing Enterprise Client/Server Systems,” was published by Prentice Hall in August 1997. Beth holds an M.S. in Computer Information Systems from Bentley College.

Gary So
VP, Office of the CTO, webMethods, Inc.



Gary So is Vice President, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, at webMethods, Inc, where he is responsible for advancing the company’s status as a recognized industry thought leader. Gary has over 10 years experience in the integration field, serving previously as a system architect in corporate IT and as a director of professional services at Active Software, Inc., before joining webMethods in 2000 and spear-heading the development of the company’s integration methodology. Formerly VP of Strategic Marketing, he was in charge of driving webMethods’ agenda through media and analyst relations. Gary has a Masters degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto.