International SOA Conference 2010
Making SOA Work
by Max Dolgicer, Mike Rosen , Gerhard Bayer, Frank Greco, Ray Tsang, Vincent van Steenbergen download a PDF brochure
Technology Transfer’s International SOA Conference 2010 will answer key questions on how to navigate the road ahead of your current SOA. A lineup of experienced practitioners will present on topics that are crucial for any organization that wants to move beyond small scale projects and apply SOA across projects, across the Enterprise, extend it to the cloud and to Business partners. Join us when we discuss:
- Is SOA the Holy Grail that will finally allow us to align Business and IT? We will look at the transition from a Business Architecture to a SOA and how they can be linked together
- While the numbers of failed SOA projects are still high it is important to arm yourself with hard facts before you meet your Business sponsors. ROI calculations can convince even the most skeptical CFO
- Moving from a grass roots approach for building services to an Enterprise strategy requires understanding the SOA maturity level of your organization, defining a Roadmap for the evolution of SOA to the next level, and employing the right Governance to the implementation of your Roadmap
- REST-based architectures seem to compete with the traditional approaches to building a SOA – but do they really, or is it just another flavor, and how do you decide when to use what?
- Web 2.0 continues to be one of the hottest topics in IT. It is more than a pretty face for services; and we must understand its implications on how we architect services
- Services have started to proliferate throughout your organization – how do you put a structured integration approach in place before your SOA spins out of control like we have witnessed with point-to-point integration “quick fixes”?
- Enterprise Service Buses can be an essential tool to integrate and virtualize your services, but they should not be confused with an architecture blueprint
- Most companies are using server virtualization to consolidate hardware and save cost; however, this is typically driven by data center operations and not in line with the SOA that Enterprise architects are concerned with – but it should be, and cloud computing is the next step that has to fit under the SOA umbrella
- Security – while often an afterthought, it becomes more critical in a SOA environment
- Business Process Management (BPM) has a synergy with SOA that can provide the needed flexibility to make alignment of Business and IT a reality