Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing

This site will help you get started with a service-oriented architecture (SOA) using Web Services and Cloud Computing. It features free articles, services, and product listings that can be used to develop a service-oriented architecture using Web Services and Cloud Computing.

Example Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture with Cloud Computing

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Getting Started

We help prepare organizations for moving to a service-oriented architecture:

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The Savvy Manager's Guide

Douglas K Barry is also the author of a book that explains Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and Cloud Computing in an easy-to-understand, non-technical manner.

Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide

Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide (Second Edition)

by with David Dick

This is a guide for the savvy manager who wants to capitalize on the wave of change that is occurring with Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and—more recently—Cloud Computing. The changes wrought by these technologies will require both a basic grasp of the technologies and an effective way to deal with how these changes will affect the people who build and use the systems in our organizations. This book covers both issues. Managers at all levels of all organizations must be aware of both the changes that we are now seeing and ways to deal with issues created by those changes.

The intent of this book is to give you an opportunity to consider some ideas and advice that just might make it easier for your organization to realize the potential benefits in Web Services, service-oriented architectures, and Cloud Computing. No crystal ball exists to tell us the services that will be available tomorrow. Undoubtedly, there will many innovative services that we cannot envision at this time. For that reason, this book presents a straightforward approach that will help you get your organization ready to take advantage of a service-oriented architecture—in whatever form it takes.

This is a nontechnical book on a technical subject. It assumes no prior knowledge of the technology. It is written with a high-level view at the beginning of the book. As the book progresses, technical details are introduced and explained.

This book is part of the Savvy Manager's Guide series. The series is intended to help IT managers deal with technological change. Douglas K Barry is also the series editor for the Savvy Manager's Guides.