Service-Orientated Architecture (SOA) is fast becoming the IT software approach of choice for many major enterprises, and SOA governance is critical to successful SOA adoption. Find out why in the following white papers.

SOA governance white papers

SOA adoption has become increasingly important. Organizations see SOA adoption as a way to meet rapidly changing demands from their customers, partners, and the marketplace. They understand that SOA can help them realize benefits—like agility, flexibility, reusability, and cost reduction in development, design, maintenance, and operations—and they want to align their business and IT organizations to exploit these benefits.

SOA governance is key to the successful adoption of SOA. A governance model built and operated to govern the life cycle of services is essential for an SOA to deliver the benefits that make SOA attractive. The following white papers present a case for SOA governance, discuss the differences between traditional IT governance and SOA governance, and explain why a governance model for the governance and management of the life cycle of services is necessary for SOA success.

DescriptionDateAccess method
White paper: Sustaining the benefits of SOA through effective governanceSeptember 2007PDF
White paper: SOA governance: how to oversee successful implementation through proven best practices and methodsAugust 2006PDF
White paper: SOA governance—IBM's approachAugust 2006PDF

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