Finally, SOA Case Studies

Loraine Lawson

So far, there are precious few case studies on SOA. The SOA Consortium, which formed in February, is helping fill that gap with its SOA Industry Case Study Forum.


Soon, the consortium hopes to have a major new case study to add as the U.S. Army implements SOA.


This would be a major case study in part because of the challenges moving the Army to a loosely-coupled architecture. According to ADT Magazine, the Army runs multiple solutions on different platforms and, obviously, in various locations. The Army is determining whether SOA could offer a more cost-effective way to manage this diverse infrastructure.


The Consortium, which met recently, also announced the formation of a new strategy group designed to educate IT professionals on ways to connect various business processes, such as Business Process Management, Six Sigma, and Lean, with SOA.


The Case Study forum launched without fanfare late last month, so you may have missed it. (I did!) It's a nice resource, though, offering case studies organized by industry, as well as by whether the projects were business- or IT-lead, mega projects or proof of concept projects.


The SOA Consortium is a coalition of SOA advocates, including end users, service providers, and vendors.

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Oct 15, 2007 2:36 AM brenda michelson brenda michelson  says:
Lorraine,Thanks for letting your readers know about our case study forum. We probably need to make more noise about it, but we really want to be on the solution, rather than problem, side of SOA hype!We'll be adding new case studies as they are submitted. I expect a few more to go up in a week (or so).Thanks again,Brenda Reply
May 22, 2009 5:03 AM Sandeep Aparajit Sandeep Aparajit  says:

Thanks for the SOA case study forum. For understanding any methodology or architecture it is very important to go through some kind of a case study, which shows real world examples. Thanks!

Sandeep Aparajit

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