Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise A Step-by-Step Guide

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-29
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
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The first authoritative, all-in-one decision-maker's guide to SaaS, SOA, mashups, Web 2.0, and cloud computing- and what they'll mean to IT--Reveals the massive disruption coming to IT and enterprise architecture, showing IT leadership how to prepare for it -- and take full advantage of it.-Shows how to fully leverage IT resources and data 'beyond the company gates,' while still keeping the barbarians at bay.-By David Linthicum, one of the world's most respected experts in cloud computing, SOA, and enterprise architecture. Massive, disruptive change is coming to IT, as Software as a Service (Saas), SOA, mashups, Web 2.0, and cloud computing truly come of age. This book is a coherent, comprehensive, and authoritative guide to what it all means. Writing for IT executives, architects, and technical professionals alike, worldrenowned expert David Linthicum previews the coming Enterprise Architecture Disruption, showing how to prepare for it - and how to take maximum advantage of it. Linthicum explains why the days of managing IT organizations as private fortresses will rapidly disappear, as IT inevitably becomes a global community. He demonstrates how to run IT when critical elements of customer, product, and business data and processes are populated by sources beyond the firewall - and how to use all that information to deliver real-time answers about everything from an individual customer's credit to the location of a specific cargo container. Linthicum offers a clear-eyed assessment of the challenges associated with this new world - and offers a six step program for getting there with maximum ROI and minimum risk.

Author Biography

David S. Linthicum (Dave) knows cloud computing and service-oriented architecture (SOA). He is an internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader and the author and coauthor of thirteen books on computing, including the best-selling Enterprise Application Integration (Addison-Wesley). Dave keynotes at many leading technology conferences on cloud computing, SOA, Web 2.0, and enterprise architecture, and he has appeared on a number of television and radio shows as a computing expert. He is a blogger for InfoWorld, Intelligent Enterprise, and eBizq.net, covering SOA and enterprise computing topics. Dave also has columns in Government Computer News, Cloud Computing Journal, SOA Journal, and Align Journal, and is the editor of Virtualization Journal.

In his career, Dave has formed or enhanced many of the ideas behind modern distributed computing, including enterprise application integration, B2B application integration, and SOA, all of which are approaches and technologies in wide use today. For the last ten years, Dave has focused on the technology and strategies around cloud computing and how to make cloud computing work for the modern enterprise. This includes work with several cloud computing startups.

Dave’s industry experience includes tenure as CTO and CEO of several successful software companies and upper-level management positions in Fortune 100 companies. In addition, he was an associate professor of computer science for eight years and continues to lecture at major technical colleges and universities, including the University of Virginia, Arizona State University, and the University of Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Where we Are, How we Got Here, and How to Fix It
Reaching for the Clouds
Defining Clouds for the Enterprise
Making the Business Case for Clouds
Working from your Data, to the Clouds
Working from your Services, to the Clouds
Working from your Processes to the Clouds
Bringing Governance to the Clouds
Testing from SOA to the Clouds
Defining Candidate Data, Services, and Processes for the Clouds
Making the Move to Cloud Computing
Moving Onward
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