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This is a very compressed audio and video recording of the âWhere SOA Meets Cloud Computingâ webinar, just for the Cloud Computing Podcast subscribers.   Back to audio only with the next posting. ... (more)

What Level Is Your SOA?

As I work with corporate America, as well as the government, I'm finding that services-oriented architectures (SOAs) are like snowflakes - no two are alike. I'm also finding that everyone has their own definition of SOA, and I've seen everything from messaging systems to portals called an SOA. So, who's right? I'm not sure I'm ready to declare somebody's architecture as non-SOA just yet;, however, there are some patterns that are emerging in terms of types of SOAs. I like to refer to these patterns as levels, since they have a tendency to move from the very primitive, or level 0, ... (more)

Why Services Are Like Craigslist

I caught a review in Fast Company of an interview that Craig Newmark of Craigslist had with ABC's Nightline News. I didn't see the interview myself, but Fast Company did a good job highlighting the more important points, including the fact that Craigslist, which offer free classified ads, is killing the local newspapers. Get this: "...There was the complaint that the site is hurting the newspaper business, stealing away those who would buy classified ads. According to Nightline, this shift has created an annual loss of $50 million in San Francisco alone." Fast Company further say... (more)

SOA: Focus Is On Approaches Not Technology

So what's hot these days in the world of SOA? Governance, registries, orchestration...? Nope. As folks looking to implement SOA seek that first killer project the emphasis is on what to do, not what you use, and that's exactly the right way to think. As SOA becomes more of a reality among the Global 2000, the focus on discipline as a concept will be as important as solutions, perhaps more important than many expect. Let me explain. This is a clear trend that I see in the SOA space, those charged with building SOAs in their enterprise are working on establishing approaches to the... (more)

Open SOA Collaboration

Last month an alliance of leading vendors announced progress on specifications to define a language-neutral programming model for application development in SOA environments. They call this specification Open SOA Collaboration. In essence, they are proposing a new standard to create and manage IT, making the process of integrating different third-party SOA technologies "less onerous," they say. Or, we can call this a standard way of delivering services, making it easier to work and play well together. So, who's in the gang? BEA, IBM, Oracle, and SAP first got together last Novem... (more)