Shared services are high-value IT assets that now have the potential to reap greater long-term returns by taking advantage of the vast resources offered by cloud platforms. They can be more robust, scalable, and more rapidly configurable and therefore can directly realize concrete levels of organizational agility in support of business automation goals. Charting a strategic path for shared services requires establishing governance controls as early on as the modeling stage and, from thereon, never looking back. By referencing techniques from the acclaimed book "SOA Governance", this session highlights some of the key considerations pertaining to the governance of shared and reusable services with an emphasis of how governance approaches can differ with the utilization of cloud computing.
SOA, Cloud Computing & Semantic Web Technology: Understanding How They Can Work Together In this fast-paced talk, best-selling IT author Thomas Erl provides a visionary tour through the possible combinations of service-oriented architecture (SOA), cloud computing, and semantic Web technologies. Thomas begins this exploration of potential synergies by explaining the results of applying service-orientation, as a design paradigm, in relation to formalizing the technology architecture of cloud platforms, and then further in relation to standardizing the usage of semantic Web technologies, such as OWL and RDF. Conversely, the effects of utilizing cloud-based IT resources in support of SOA and together with semantic Web technologies are also covered. The talk concludes by highlighting the potential of combining SOA, cloud computing, and semantic Web technologies together to form highly intelligent and sophisticated platforms and solutions.