Wednesday, October 27, 2004, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
The recent popularity of web services has brought renewed interest in Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). Although SOA is not new, it was previously limited to a few leading-edge organizations. Now, the mainstream adoption of web services and advances in Business Process Management (BPM) make SOA accessible to everyone. But, like other IT advances, technology is just an enabler, not a silver bullet. When implemented holistically, SOA provides the potential to achieve the ‘agile, real-time enterprise” necessary for competitive advantage. This presentation goes beyond the basic concepts and technology of SOA to include other critical issues that must be addressed to create business value.