Companies worldwide are rapidly adopting Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), a design methodology used to connect systems as services, and Business Process Management (BPM), the art of orchestrating these services. Media organizations from news organizations to music and media download services to movie studios are adapting to SOA-style architectures, but have run into roadblocks unique to the media and entertainment industry. These challenges include incorporating real-time data, moving large amounts of data at one time, non-linearity and flexibility for workflow, and unique metrics and data gathering. The Service-Oriented Media Enterprise details the challenges and presents solutions for media technology professionals. By addressing both the IT and media aspects, it helps individuals improve current enterprise technologies and operations.
Table of Contents
Part I: An Introduction to Software Integration of Media Systems
1. Media Technology Basics
2. Overview of Software Integration Techniques in Media Systems
Part II: Challenges and Opportunities
3. Business Changes: The Need for Agile and Visible Systems
4. Technology Changes: The Need for New Architectures
5. Accidental Architecture
Part III: Service-Oriented Architecture
6. SOA Definition, Concepts, and Methodologies
7. Web Services
Part IV: Business Process Management
9. BPM Definition, Concepts, and Methodologies
10. Business Process Modelling and Orchestration
Part V: The Service-Oriented Media Enterprise
11. An Introduction to the Service-Oriented Media Enterprise
12. The ?Media? in a Service-Oriented Media Enterprise
13. Towards the Service-Oriented Media Enterprise
John Footen is currently a Vice President at National TeleConsultants, a provider of strategic consulting and design services to the media and entertainment industry. He has more than 20 years experience in the operation, design, and installation of media systems and now leads NTC's consulting, engineering, and project management teams in the areas of media software systems integration, Service Oriented Architecture, and Business Process Management. Mr. Footen has been involved in dozens of projects throughout the Americas, Asia, and EMEA. He is a member of SMPTE and a participant on its S22 technical committee. He is a board member of the Advanced Media Workflow Association and chairs the AMWA's Media Services Architecture Group. He has degrees in Computer Science and Film and Television Production from New York University.
Joey Faust is currently a Systems Engineer at National TeleConsultants, a provider of strategic consulting and design services to the Media & Entertainment industry. His areas of expertise include business process modeling, SOA systems design, web services and XML technologies, and media technologies. He is a member of NTC's media software systems integration group.