SOA MODERNIZATION Looking for an honest evaluation of SOA’s impact to your business or simply a hype-free partner in your current SOA initiative? The marketplace is full of media giants and vendors touting the virtues of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). From the sound of it, SOA is some sort of panacea that every organization should adopt and suddenly IT will magically align with business and ROI will come pouring in. Fundamentally, service orientation is about blending patterns like Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) mediation and business process orchestration with integration technologies like web services, REST, and XML, but, it’s also about assuring alignment to higher level business goals and implementing appropriate service governance. In the absence of these pieces, it’s technology without foundation… modernization without achievement. There’s a lot of viable directions for implementing SOA, realizing ROI, is about choosing the service oriented strategy best aligned to the business drivers and strategic objectives of your organization. We’ve developed a natural instinct regarding where service orientation makes sense and where it is not a good fit from implementing the Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and various open source stacks within organizations. In our mentoring activities, we’ve trained over 5,000 people across 100+ organizations in service oriented patterns, technologies, and implementation strategies. In short, you gain an ability to look at the adoption of SOA without rose-colored glasses. If you’ve been looking for an honest evaluation of SOA’s impact to your business or simply a hype-free partner in your current SOA initiative, if you want to internalize this capability, we can help. Get more information: Ways organizations engage us, or, Examples of what we’ve done.