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"Is SOA Dead" - Webcast with ASUG Print E-mail
asug2009.jpgOn March 19, 2009, Jon Reed moderated a webcast roundtable on the state of SOA and where SOA is in the hype cycle.

This webcast, hosted by ASUG, Americas' SAP Users' Group, was coordinated by Kent Sanders of CSC, who is the volunteer chair of the ASUG SOA SIG. (You can check out the upcoming ASUG Orlando 2009 community sessions, including the SOA SIG session, here.)

Click here to view or download the WebEx version of the webcast.
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SOA may be considered "dead" in the eyes of buzzword watchers, but the views of this distinguished panel of customers, consulting partners, and SAP SOA leaders on this webcast brought out a more complex and useful view. Listen to the webcast, and find out why SOA is becoming more transparent in the service of true business needs. For more details on the webcast and those who helped to make it happen, read on.

This 53 minute webcast is an interactive session with Jon posing questions to two groups of panelists. Each panel had a customer, a consulting partner, and an SAP representative. 

The first panel lineup:
Matt Stultz - Vice President, SAP Technology, Newell Rubbermaid
Kent Sanders - Sr. Technology Director, CSC
Peter McNulty - Product Manager for SAP NetWeaver

The second panel featured:
Chris Huff - Sr. Manager, Enterprise & SAP Integration, The Home Depot
Puneet Suppal - SAP Global Alliance & RAIN Executive, Cap Gemini
Sascha Kuhlmann  - Lead for the Global Enterprise Architecture Program at SAP.

The goal of the webcast was to directly address the fallout from the January 5, 2009 blog from Anne Thomas Manes, Senior Analyst at the Burton Group, who wrote that SOA is Dead; Long Live Services. Anne's blog provoked widespread conversation on the value of SOA, and what SOA can actually deliver to customers at a time when innovation is a matter of survival and there is no budget for "hot air" technologies.

In addition to tackling questions from the live chat, the panel also addressed the following questions: 

Where do you see SOA in its current state and where along in the hype cycle is SOA now?

IS BPM (BPMS) the holy grail of SOA?

What are the synergies between enterprise architecture and SOA?

How has the positioning of SOA evolved from provider-based technology to consumer-based use cases?

What are your experiences in driving SOA adoption within your organizations?

What does the future hold for SOA and service-based technologies?

If ‘SOA is dead,' what becomes the architectural underpinning of services-based computing, such as mash-ups, SaaS, cloud computing, BPM, etc? 

 

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