JP Morgenthal has twenty-five years of information technology experience spread across a wide array of technology and business requirements with a demonstrated ability to architect complete systems inclusive of business justifications and ROI. An ability to communicate effectively with C-level, non-technical and engineering-level individuals in both written and spoken form and is a respected authority on Enterprise Architecture, SOA/BPM and Cloud Computing. Mr. Morgenthal is also the author of three book, the most recent release is "EII: A Pragmatic Approach"
There is so much confusion and misunderstanding of SOA in the market right now. Here is a guide to help get a quick understanding of what SOA is without getting mired in heaps of technology jargon and hype.
As an executive, you may be hearing many different viewpoints about Cloud Computing, some of them promising significant IT cost reductions and reductions in capital expenditures. Similarly, you are hearing about the potential downsides of Cloud Computing, such as unexpected outages imparing your ability to operate or increased opportunity for data leakage and privacy and confidentiality breeches. Here is a quick primer to provide busy executives with a non-vendor-oriented view of Cloud Computing realities.
The application server revolution has led to a generation of software developers that believe that the container can do all your instrumentation and metering for you, thus removing the impetus to build this into the application. You must make more of your application observable when developing large-scale real world services used by hundreds of thousands, or even millions of users.
While you may be reading and hearing about positive financial and the economic analysis regarding the benefits of Cloud Computing, those anayses are based on unrealistic total cost of ownership (TCO), return on investment (ROI) and misinterpreted CapEx/OpEx calculations. These calculations are missing a complete understanding for the value of the Cloud in the IT service delivery equation, which is why comparing Cloud Computing alternatives requires a modern metric that fully understands the service delivery model.
SOA & BPM are strange bedfellows for sure. Each one, alone, struggle to be understood, yet the industry is fast to couple them. However, if we explore this coupling in more depth, there is little detail as to how these two entities relate on anything more than a pure technical implementation level. Is that the only relationship they share? Should these two entities have a deeper relationship? In this talk, JP Morgenthal breaks down the underpinnings of SOA & BPM and illustrates the real story behing SOA & BPM. Registration Required