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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2006

    VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

    Are you having a problem making sense of the new emerging standards for virtually all of the major information technology decisions? If you are, then this book is for you. Authors Eric Pulier and Hugh Taylor, have done an outstanding job of writing a book for business professionals that explains and clarifies the way web services work in a business setting. Pulier and Taylor, begin by providing a broad overview of web services, how they work, and what they can do for your business. Then, they introduce the concept of the service-oriented architecture. The authors continue by exploring how the enterprise SOA changes the terrain of enterprise application integration, software development, business-to-business commerce, business process management, and real-time operations. Next, they introduce the extremely important discussions of security and management of enterprise SOA. Then, the authors look at SOA networks and utility computing, two deployment scenarios that are likely to be on your horizon if you are considering and SOA. The authors continue by looking at realizing Titan's wish list for its SOA and begin to sort out how to deal with the individual players involved in the process. Next, they continue with a description of how they achieved consensus among the players about how to pursue an effective SOA. Then, the authors introduce the 'four P's' and their suggested four stage process for best practices in enterprise SOA. They also go into more depth on how the training and pilot planning process works. The authors continue by examining platform selection and establishment of project goals and measurements of success. Finally, they conclude the book with a look at how Titan Insurance has moved forward with its SOA plan. This most excellent book is organized around two critical areas necessary in realizing an enterprise SOA: technology and people. The authors will show you how to think in a big way--moving confidently between technology- and business-level concerns.

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