The Business Case for SOA & The Role of NextGen Architects


Five years ago, the business case for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) didn’t matter. Organizations pursued SOA initiatives based on a desire to achieve ‘competitive advantage’ and ‘agility’ without specifying clear metrics and success criteria. A great deal of time and effort is spent on technology architecture, governance and vendor assessments, which is good, but the fundamental point is that SOA is about business.

 Today’s budgetary environment of doing less with less, coupled with the current economic climate, makes it important for SOA champions to make their business cases for investment compelling and to create and maintain momentum.

What is required is a new generation of architects capable of taking a business-led and multi-disciplinary approach to SOA enabling better Business/IT alignment. Next generation (NextGen) architects are no longer part of an IT department or individual IT projects. NextGen architects are “architects of the business” – organizational resources delivering business-led SOA solutions to directly support new business initiatives, oversee business change, governance and budgetary controls.

This webinar includes advices and recommendations based on actual experiences and successes across a range of Public and Private industries.


Join me on 26 Feb 2010 at 11:00 am (GMT) by clicking here.

This presentation has been postponed. I will provide further updates once a new date/time has been agreed.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

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