Category Archives: Service Oriented Architecture

IT Business Edge’s Loraine Lawson Interviews Me On SOA & EA

A couple of weeks ago I did an interview with Loraine Lawson (@lowrain) who covers integration technology for IT Business Edge.  There were two different aspects to the interview, one focused on my blog entry “Perhaps SOA is More Strategy Than Architecture” and the other my beliefs on Enterprise Architecture and why I still believe… Read More »

The Role of The Business Analyst in an SOA World

Those of us that are part of SOA-related projects where traditional business analysts (BA) are involved often find ourselves frustrated by the incongruence between the analyst’s approach to requirements gathering and the SOA design.  The problem arises because SOA models functionality of a business across multiple boundaries, whereas the business analyst wants to focus on… Read More »

The SOA (& Cloud) Funding Dilemma

Lately, and primarily among government users, I’ve been hearing about a potential clash of bureaucracy meets technology when it comes to funding shared services.  It seems that the current government procurement and funding processes do not favor strategic sharing of software services as an outgrowth of a single development effort.  I imagine that this issue… Read More »

SOA & Cybersecurity

I recently started my research into cybersecurity and I am working to become more prolific in this area. Naturally, given my inclination to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), I am really interested in issues related to both SOA and cybersecurity. One thing I noticed immediately regarding cybersecurity is that, in general, there are relatively few experts… Read More »

When SOA Fails, Just SCA

There’s a lot of points that will be made in this blog entry.  To keep them straight, I will highlight them right up front: Vendors are getting behind SCA because it reinforces a need for tools The importance of architects in software development Untested technologies are being pushed on IT like bad drugs from the… Read More »

Is Vendor-based SOA Training A Good Idea?

I saw an [url=http://soa.sys-con.com/node/980029 new=true]announcement[/url] this morning by WSO2 that they are offering free SOA Training this summer; this triggered my “uh-oh” senses. I'm sure that WSO2 means well, but I've noticed a trend in my conversations with individuals who have a predominantly been trained by “SOA Vendors” to focus too heavily on the implementation… Read More »