- Paperback: 242 pages
- Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd (23 Jun. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1848761627
- ISBN-13: 978-1848761629
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,801,369 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ladder to SOE: How to Create Resourceful and Efficient Solutions for Market Changes within Business and Technology Paperback – 23 Jun 2009
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About the Author
Dr. Michael Poulin started to work in service-oriented environment with Java and CORBA in 1996, and crossed from pure technological world of Novell and IBM into the financial world of Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, and Fidelity Investments in 2000.
He specialises in linking Technology capabilities with Business needs and strategies. He holds architect certification in Java, TOGAF, and SOA. In 2001, he was included into the catalogue of International WHO'S WHO of Information Technology (IWW Historical Society). Since 2007 he contributes as a Member to the OASIS SOA Technical Committee.
He has authored several articles on different aspects of architecture and design, been written periodic BLOG "Business Ecology Initiative & Service-Oriented Solutions" on ebizQ, and co-authored the first and the second Public Review Daft of the OASIS Reference Architecture Foundation (RAF)for SOA.
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I have written this book in the tough time , sitting on my coach and waiting for another recruiter to call me with good news... In all those days I was asking myself: why people from the department of Information Technology (IT) are the first disposable candidates, when the budget of the company starts melting? Why we are so "fragile" and such mishaps as redundancies, lay-outs, out-sourcing have started to strike IT people on a regular base? Why we are so "unlucky" whilst everyone knows that in many fields of economy Business is not able to move a finger without Technology in our days? What Business and Technology have to do, how to cooperate with each other on a daily routine to contribute into the enterprise efficiency and IT stability?
In this book, I offer you the answers I have come up with. I tested them with many industry experts and by working for a few global financial companies as a solution architect. I've articulated different aspects of my answers in public forums but found that in separate presentations I can cover just a few aspects due to the time factor. In the book, I give you a full spectrum of reasons that led me to the answers as well as many conclusions and consequences that I formulated and compared with related observations and opinions of other specialists listed in the 93 references.
So, my answer to the existing problems in collaboration between Business and Technology in the fast changing market is the concept of service orientation (SO). This concept can be equally applied to the organisation of Business and IT. The book address the Business-Technology relationships issues, enterprise architectures as well as topics of IT development, management and funding. All these themes are not about SOA (service oriented architecture) itself, but about a much wider approach to the Business-Technology cooperation. The book discusses the Business and Technology innovation process, as if we are climbing a ladder to the enterprise efficiency while every step of a ladder we consider from the service orientation perspective.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is definitely more for the architects rather than developers. A good buy overall with some original ideas; would recommend it to those in Enterprise Architecture.
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Most books are written solely with the purpose to conveying the author's single view. This books, however, contains quotes from many references so readers will be able to know how many organizations view concepts related to SOA. For example, readers will be able to find definition of "SOA" by IBM, W3C, Wikipedia, and OMG. Furthermore, related topics such as OOA, EDA, process-driven architectural types are also discussed so readers will be able to better comprehend the differences.
With so many quotes, this book may look like it's just a collection of quotes but it actually goes on to try to derive a workable definition based on enterprise view (SOE - Service Oriented Enterprise). Enterprise view is advocated over isolated business view to obtain the business goal.
I recommend this book as the first book to read to anyone who is interested in knowing more about service orientation. The book is compact but there are many references at the end of each chapter to for further reading.
While the author seems to be a technical architect, the book crosses into the business side and examines SOA or rather it examines Service Orientation at the enterprise level through the business eyes. This approach makes sense because it explains many problems we are having with SOA in IT. The book gives original recommendations and treatments for these problems.
What's surprised me the most is that this book is very well in line with recent OMG Business Ecology Initiative (BEI); I did not expect to find a book on BEI yet.
I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in bridging between Technology and Business as well as to any technical architect dealing with SOA.