Sunday, February 25, 2007

SOA Consortium member pulications available

The founder members of SOA Consortium members had published the SOA Practitioners Guide late last year. Our objective was to publish these as living documents and are now available at the SOA Consortium Wiki. All SOA Practioners are encouraged to register to this Wiki and modify the living documents, especially the Serives Lifecycle Stages section.

Please feel free drop a line to the SOA Consortium for additional information.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

SOA Consortium is finally launched

After nearly 18 months of working on this, the SOA Consortium (previously know as the SOA Alliance) has finally been lauched.

The SOA Consortium is a new SOA advocacy group comprised of end users, service providers, and technology vendors, committed to helping the Global 1000 successfully adopt SOA by 2010.

The SOA Consortium mission, strategies, and tactics center on the following premises:

  • Service-oriented architecture adoption is a key enabler for the 21st century enterprise
  • Achieving the benefits of service-oriented architecture requires significant changes for both IT and business executives
  • Service-oriented architecture is perceived by business executives as an IT integration and productivity story, rather than a business agility story
  • Enterprise SOA practitioners would greatly benefit from a vibrant practitioner community to drive local, business-driven, SOA success, and to spur broader enterprise, and industry-wide, SOA adoption.
The membership form for the SOA Consortium is also available at the site and is currently providing free membership for 2007 to some organizations. Please register for the free periodic news letter and do drop an email at to see if you qualify for a free membership.

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