If it's worth doing, many have said, it's worth doing right. Such could be the mantra of the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Whereas SOA requires a more thoughtful, strategic approach to application design and delivery, at least compared to the traditional get-it-done-quickly model, the long-term benefits can outweigh the costs. Such benefits can include built-in integration, improved data quality and governance, long-term expense reduction, and facilitated change management. So, what's holding SOA back? Industry analyst Howard Dresner once quipped: SOA what? His point? While SOA may offer long-term benefits, most companies operate in the short-term. And in that environment, getting things done quickly can often trump the desire to be strategic. However, several major factors are coalescing, and some say that SOA will be the beneficiary. The rise of Software-as-a-Service, an economic downturn that's forcing cost-cutting, and the increasingly watchful eye of complianceall seem to be forming the perfect SOA storm. Register for this episode of DM Radio to learn about SOA from the people who wrote the book. We'll talk to Jim Green, CEO of Composite Software, plus Hemant Ramachandra of BearingPoint, Hub Vandervoort of Progress Software and Alex Rosen of Momentum SI. Attendees will learn: Implementation strategies for SOA; Tips for seizing on entry points for SOA adoption; How SOA can improve data quality and governance; Why compliance can be viewed as a driver for SOA; How SaaS can help usher in SOA standards.
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