Building a Recession - Proof SOA Strategy

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<p>Building a Recession-Proof SOA Strategy</p> <p>Michael Cot, RedMonk</p> <p>1Tuesday, December 9, 2008</p> <p>Save Yourself (First)</p> <p> Make sure IT is safe &amp; secure Prove your worth to the business </p> <p>often</p> <p> Use IT to make the company money</p> <p>2Tuesday, December 9, 2008</p> <p>You still need to deliver</p> <p> Customers expect to notice what you sell them</p> <p> What have you done for me lately You cant let yourself become a utility</p> <p>3Tuesday, December 9, 2008</p> <p>Whats different?</p> <p> Less slack... ...for longer projects &amp; cycles ...for speculative projects ...for doing the same thing over-and-over To survive, being useful is the best strategy</p> <p>4Tuesday, December 9, 2008</p> <p>Cost, Profit, &amp; Strategy</p> <p> The Business speaks in terms of money IT can help make money and enable strategies IT needs controls, knowledge, &amp; governance Lean enterprise architecture</p> <p>5Tuesday, December 9, 2008</p> <p>Washing up SOA</p> <p> The original goals of SOA fit these needs well</p> <p> Enterprise software takes time to get right While its not the time to be a test run, </p> <p>SOA is now old</p> <p>6Tuesday, December 9, 2008</p> <p>A Brief History of SOA</p> <p> From the web WS-* WS-Deathstar REST ESBs</p> <p>7Tuesday, December 9, 2008</p> <p>Where we are now</p> <p>1. Open source is mature and normal - use it &amp; use it tactically</p> <p>2. SOA to open up opaque silos - doing more with the same</p> <p>3. Simplicity means less overhead to deal with in the IT service life-cycle</p> <p>8Tuesday, December 9, 2008</p> <p>Waiting for the gravy train</p> <p> This simplicity gives you the strategic space to hold out until good times return</p> <p> Build room to explore quick and easy projects</p> <p> Take advantage of a more connected world</p> <p> Examples: Amazon AWS,Tesco API, retro-fitting PCI</p> <p>9Tuesday, December 9, 2008</p> <p>While youre waiting</p> <p> Re-evaluate your priorities &amp; projects with the new demand for lower cost</p> <p> Show your worth and the right to get funding Find top areas of complexity; can they be </p> <p>simplified; should they stay complex?</p> <p> Remember the goals of SOA - dont throw out the baby</p> <p>10Tuesday, December 9, 2008</p> <p>3 Things To Do Right Now</p> <p>1. Portfolio analysis for what you need vs. what you desire</p> <p>2. Determine if you know what you have, and start building a repository if you dont</p> <p>3. How can you do more with the same?</p> <p>11Tuesday, December 9, 2008</p> <p>ContactMichael Cot</p> <p></p> <p>512.795.4307</p> <p>Thank you!</p> <p>License</p> <p>12Tuesday, December 9, 2008</p> <p>Credits &amp; Co. Building: Slack: Red Card Wash: WS-Deathstar Book: WS-Deathstar: Road with leaves: Car on road: Slavic whiteboard: Cages &amp; Jersey Walls:</p> <p>13Tuesday, December 9, 2008</p>