On a very simplistic level lets look at SOA SOA for business implies a set of service that business would like to expose SOA for IT means a way to link/connect services to support business. SOA purists might say, Batch Processing and SOA are meant for different things. But what if your client says, I run my core business in Batch, and i want to expose it as a service. Some times I imagine keeping goal on a penalty shoot out, the striker is supposed to use his right leg and strike the ball towards my right side. I dive and I save, the stadium... [More]
This is the beginning of the optimization road for the customer, the current show is run with packaged applications and home grown applications which have placed constraints on the existing system. The diverse organization culture within the LOB's have constraints within their processes some have defined processes some do not. They are sure of one thing they need to optimize and carefully invest in a more flexible alternative. The SOA offering i introduced was new for the customer, it generated interest but there were questions which usually... [More]
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository enables you to load, change, and retrieve policy documents. Policy lookup uses a new policy resolution primitive in WebSphere ESB V6.2, and it retrieves policy for a particular service or operation based on the gate conditions built using values from the message, and associates a specific policy with a runtime instance. This article shows you how to use the policy resolution primitive for policy lookup from WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, and how to control message content and mediation flow... [More]
SOA begins its cursory attention when a stakeholder begins to think 'i have to optimize' or 'i have to reduce cost and complexity', ' i have to have my IT systems responsive to change faster and on demand, for the above needs'. So what are my options ? SOA can do that. SOA can be tailored to those needs. SOA for Masses Step One - Ask yourself can I meet Mr Customers need taking the SOA route? How can I be sure ? Can I document that?
There is a cyclic phenomenon, like the seasons, winter comes you cannot say for it to stay back and ‘come again another day’. Imagine some one landing from South Africa in December into a snowfall scenario, he has all the gear to keep himself warm, but the roads are blocked with snow and there is no idea where the road is. Then only option left to do is dig out the road first then move, just to be sure that you are ‘on the way’. Documenting architecture, governance of architecture, models, work products, traceability, NFR’s sounds very... [More]
SOA, its principles, the comprehensive set of methodologies IBM has for SOA [SOMA, SGMM,SIMM,CBM,EA etc] are the assets which are out there to solve the issues of the business. Is SOA just for the elite because of the experties needed and the cost involved? Is SOA an option for the Masses, irrespective of expertise and cost can everyone grab a bite of SOA to start with? Right now i am bundling SOA out with these two perspectives, the first cut of offering is now available for India.
The enterprise parking in cloud would open next level of patterns in partner and customer collaboration. This would require the applications exposed on such a platform to be 1. Adhering to standards for message interaction 2. Flexibility to move the app from one location to other in the cloud seamlessly or bring sections of the cloud to the app 3. Use of gradients within cloud that would specify secure zone, non secure zones or platinum zones for higher service levels and how they inter relate inter operate and interact. Personal apps can be... [More]
Bike2Work Support. Does anyone know the state of bike storage, showers, etc at the Cascade office in Colorado Springs? I'm considering riding in but haven't been there in ages to know how bike friendly it is. -------- Does anyone commute by bike from the White Plains, NY area to any of the local IBM sites (Armonk/NC, Hawthorne, or even Yorktown or NYC)? I work from home, however I like to head out to an IBM mobility center (along with wifi cafes, etc) every so often, to break up the monotony. I am hoping there are some bike commuters out there... [More]
An SOA initiative happens in an environment of business need, organizational dynamics, IT infrastructure, business model, skill pool, organizational structure, functional-non functional-operational aspects etc. Every one of these factors drives and controls the success or failure of SOA. SOA Governance hooks on to these ‘driving factors and controls’ to ensure success; if such an initiative is ineffective then SOA would become DOA (dead on arrival). Sight of these drivers in an enterprise enables governance practitioner to ensure, confirm... [More]
At a time of almost unprecedented financial volatility a growing numbers of individuals and companies are now embracing alternate financial models which seem to provide better stability. The business model that exists today makes use of the common financial methodology, would they be able to take advantage of these alternate financial models? Looking from another perspective the enterprises that provide the common financial services, is their business model agile enough to provide an alternate business process to take advantage of these... [More]
Yes we produce the greenest systems out there ( red-paper , podcast ), yes we care about people affected in Bihar ( Rs 55,67,265 donated) and yes the innovation that IBM drives influences and touches the lives of millions of people to help them have a better quality of life. Nicholas Donofrio, IBM executive vice president for innovation and technology ( an interview ), convinces beyond doubt "If nothing changes, nothing changes". Yes !!!, we all wants things to change for better, this would happen with our readiness to change for better, its... [More]