Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide

Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide

by Douglas K. Barry
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Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide by Douglas K. Barry

Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing is a jargon-free, highly illustrated explanation of how to leverage the rapidly multiplying services available on the Internet. The future of business will depend on software agents, mobile devices, public and private clouds, big data, and other highly connected technology. IT professionals will need to evaluate and combine online services into service-oriented architectures (SOA), often depending on Web services and cloud computing. This can mean a fundamental shift away from custom software and towards a more nimble use of semantic vocabularies, middle-tier systems, adapters and other standardizing aspects.

This book is a guide for the savvy manager who wants to capitalize on this technological revolution. It begins with a high-level example of how an average person might interact with a service-oriented architecture, and progresses to more detail, discussing technical forces driving adoption and how to manage technology, culture and personnel issues that can arise during adoption. An extensive reference section provides quick access to commonly used terms and concepts.

  • Broad, non-technical explanation of a technical topic for managers at all levels
  • Only web services book to cover data management and software engineering perspectives; excellent resource for all members of IT teams
  • Provides a set of leadership principles and suggested applications for using this technology

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780123983572
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 01/29/2013
Series: Savvy Manager's Guides Series
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 842,923
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Douglas K. Barry specializes in enterprise architecture with an emphasis in service-oriented architecture, database systems, and object technology, His practice is aimed at accelerating your understanding and use of software technology. He is an author, columnist, guest lecturer, international speaker, and mentor. Mr. Barry has consulted to over 80 companies operating in the areas of finance, stock trading, computer-aided design, telecommunications, electronic catalogs, software development, manufacturing, and military applications.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Are you a savvy manager who wants to capitalize on the wave of change that is occurring with Web services, SOAs; and, more recently, cloud computing? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Douglas K. Barry, has done an outstanding job of writing a 2nd edition of a book that gives you the opportunity to consider some ideas and advice that just might make it easier for your organization to realize the potential benefits in Web services, SOAs, and cloud computing. Author Barry, begins with a high-level story of how a person on a business trip interacts with a SOA based on Web services and cloud computing. In addition, the author provides a high-level explanation for the technology and standards used for the business trip. He then explains the Web services connections. The author then, weaves the concepts of service-oriented architecture into a discussion of cloud computing. Next, he introduces force field analysis and applies it to the adoption of Web services. In addition, the author applies force field analysis to service-oriented architectures. He continues by providing force field analysis for adopting two types pf cloud providers: software as a service and platform as a service. Then, the author deals with managing the human aspect of the change that occurs with the adoption of a service-oriented architecture with cloud computing. Next, he provides tips on how to make development easier. The author then introduces incremental SOA analysis that aims to help manage change by improving the project selection process in a way that also improves the chance of success for the selected project. In addition, he provides three basic experiments that use Web services and then uses the story about the business trip discussed earlier to address more advanced uses of Web services. The author continues by providing design concepts and considerations along with staffing and change issues to take into account when establishing a service-oriented architecture. Then, he discusses a way to evaluate external services and the systems and hardware that support these services. Finally, the author summarizes the Web services, service-oriented architectures, and cloud computing related to the business trip described earlier.  This most excellent book presents a straightforward approach that will help you get your organization ready to take advantage of a SOA—in whatever form it takes. Perhaps more importantly, the author has written a great nontechnical book on a technical subject.