Service Oriented Architecture Field Guide for Executives is a fundamental breakthrough in the business and technology perspectives of service oriented architecture (SOA). A valuable resource to help you understand and realize the benefits of SOA in today's companies, this guide will show you how to plan, implement, and achieve SOA value. Use a prescriptive approach to help you clearly understand SOA and to determine its applications for your business. Applicable to all industries, technology platforms, and operating environments, this innovative book will provide you with essential strategies.
Service Oriented Architecture Field Guide for Executives
Today's businesses change at the speed of light and your company's software support structures need to be able to keep up with these constantly changing business demands. That's where Service Oriented Architecture Field Guide for Executives comes in. This innovative guidebook demystifies the complex topic of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and provides you with the tools and terminology to create applications and services that can be easily maintained and supported as well as shared across an enterprise.
Presenting immediately useful information on what SOA is and how to optimally use it within your organization, Service Oriented Architecture Field Guide for Executives expertly discusses how to drive real business value through SOA with practical guidance on how to:
Adopt SOA in a way that is measurable, low risk, and accepted by your organization
Understand a comprehensive SOA evaluation and adoption strategy
Learn what it means to be service oriented and process-centric
Apply SOA to various industries
Measure a Return on Investment (ROI) for SOA
Acquire the skills for SOA
Create your SOA adoption plan
Know the risks inherent within SOA
There is a tremendous amount of misinformation surrounding SOA and service orientation in general, and what it really means for modern enterprises. Brimming with innovative guidance for veteran or new managers and executives, Service Oriented Architecture Field Guide for Executives presents the solid foundation every CEO, CFO, and CIO needs to help them plan, architect, and implement their organization's service oriented environments—cost-effectively and efficiently.
About the Author
Kyle Gabhart is the Director of SOA Solutions at Web Age Solutions, a premier provider of technology education and mentoring. He is a subject matter expert specializing in service oriented technologies, enterprise architecture, and strategic business alignment. In addition to writing over seventy-five business and technology articles both online and in print, he has contributed to Professional Java XML and Professional EJB.
Bibhas Bhattacharya is the Chief Technology Officer at Web Age Solutions. He is an expert WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Commerce Suite architect. Before joining Web Age Solutions, he was an advisory software developer for the WebSphere product family at IBM.