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Service Oriented Enterprises

1st Edition

By Setrag Khoshafian

Auerbach Publications

464 pages | 150 B/W Illus.

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Extending beyond the technical architecture to the very philosophy of how a business should operate, the Service Orientation approach establishes fluidity across boundaries to provide agility, transparency, and fundamental competitive advantage.

Service Oriented Enterprises brings the concept of service orientation from the IT department to the boardroom, applying the precepts of service oriented technology to the underlying dynamics of how a business operates. Implementing a technological concept as a cultural paradigm, the SOE succeeds by combining the best features from virtual, extended, real-time, and resilient enterprises to serve not just its customers, but also its trading partners, shareholders and employees. Building primarily on the success of the Internet and the automation of business policies and processes, the Service Oriented Enterprise (SOE) is defined by three essential layers: the enterprise performance layer, the business process management layer, and the underlying service oriented architecture. This book focuses primarily on layers two and three and how the fundamental dynamics of a business can be altered when these concepts are applied to both architecture and culture.

Beginning with an overview of the emerging SOE culture, the text contrasts the new service-oriented methodologies with traditional waterfall and iterative methodologies. Emphasizing Web Service strategies for description, discovery, and deployment techniques, the author goes deeper into service-oriented concepts describing the business process management suite as the central core of the SOE, and introducing the Enterprise Service Bus as the backbone for integration. The text describe how modeling, executing, and continuously improving the business process and business policies lends to the development of a common language between business and IT. The book concludes by expanding on these concepts and delving into the societal and behavioral aspects of the Service Oriented Enterprise.

The reality of business is no longer one where change is an unusual phenomenon; today change is the norm and the capacity for consumer-sensitive, fluid transition is vital to business survival. Service Oriented Enterprises provides the key concepts to facilitate that change.

Table of Contents


Reengineering Business Process Reengineering: Changing the Nature of Change

Service Oriented Enterprise

Can We Dream?

Service Oriented Methodologies

Service Development Life Cycle

Enterprise Architectures

Model-Driven Architecture

Service Oriented Analysis and Design

SOA Methodology

Maturity Model for SOA

Service Definition, Discovery, and Deployment

Focusing on UDDI+WSDL+SOAP

Service Registries: UDDI

Service Description: WSDL

Service Interaction: SOAP

Service Oriented Architectures

SOA and Web Services

Service Oriented Programming

SOA in Distributed Architectures

The Enterprise Service Bus

Business Process Management

Evolution of Business Process Management Suites

BPM Primer

BPM Reference Architectures

BPM Methodologies

Business Process Standards

Service Quality and Management

Defining Quality of Service

Services Performance and Benchmarking

Service Reliability

Service Security

Services Management

The Service Oriented Enterprise

Service Oriented Organization

Service Orientation by Example

Business Performance Measurement

Solution Frameworks

Service Oriented Architecture: Intelligent Technology Integration

Web 2.0?

Software as a Service (Saas)

Dynamic Organization for an On-Demand Age

Narrowing the Gap between Business and IT

Service Oriented Enterprises: What Is Most Important

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Information Management
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General