Online Briefings

Web Services and Service-Oriented Architectures

Web Services and Service-Oriented Architectures

These narrated slide presentations are summaries of material found in Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide. This book is a guide for the manager who wants to capitalize on the wave of change that will occur with Web Services and service-oriented architectures. The changes wrought by this technology will require both a grasp of the technology and a way to deal with how these changes will affect the people who build our systems in our organizations. This book covers both issues. Managers at all levels of all organizations must be aware of the changes that are on the horizon and ways to deal with both sets of issues. This is a non-technical book on a technical subject. It assumes no prior knowledge of the technology. More on this book.

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Change Analysis of Systems Integration Techniques

Change Analysis of Systems Integration Techniques

This briefing argues that standards related to Web Services and XML make systems integration easier. The basis for the argument is force field analysis on the various integration techniques used over the years. View this briefing.

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Non-Techncial Change Issues Related to SOA

Non-Technical Change Issues Related to SOA

This continues the analysis started in the previous briefing. In that briefing, it was shown that standards related to Web Services and XML make systems integration easier – as far as technical issues are concerned. As a result, non-technical change issues could have an increasing effect on whether on not shifting to an emphasis on services will be successful in your organization. This briefing explores such change issues. View this briefing.

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XML Tagged Format Compared to Fixed Record Formats

XML Tagged Format Compared to Fixed Record Formats

The XML tagged format provides a level of resilience not available with fixed record formats. This briefing explains the brittleness of fixed record formats and how XML avoids this problem. View this briefing.

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Click here for stencils so that you can create your own service-oriented architecture diagrams similar to those used in this briefing.