SOA in the Cloud
Cloud Computing Expo - Today, every IT enablement and business transformation
task has an element of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) embedded in it.
However, even with matured SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle) processes
for IT execution, the gap in identifying business services for an SOA
implementation still remain. Architects and business stakeholders are
generally found struggling with questions such as "When should we identify a
service?"; "Who should be identifying them?"; "What should be a service and
Service identification in enterprise architecture involves realizing the
enterprise's business vision. However, the business vision statement often
gets lost as stakeholders confront and struggle with day-to-day activities.
Therefore, it is essential for IT to be clear about business objectives when
answering service identification... (more)