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Issue XLVII, February 2011

Creating a Successful Cloud Roadmap

Archie Reed and Stephen G. Bennett

Archie Reed Stephen G. Bennett

No matter what type of cloud services or deployment models you are considering as part of your overall IT strategy, you must have a cloud services adoption roadmap to guide your journey. A cloud services adoption roadmap provides guidance that enables multiple projects to progress in parallel yet remain coordinated and ultimately result in a common end goal.The cloud services adoption roadmap consists of program-level efforts and a portfolio of cloud services. The program-level effort creates strategic assets such as the cloud architecture, cloud infrastructure, cloud governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) processes, and security policies that are leveraged across all the individual projects. The program-level efforts provide and enforce the necessary consistency required to succeed at cloud service adoption. A delicate balance needs to be struck between too little control and too much control. With too little control, cloud services adoption will be haphazard at best. Too much control may stifle project teams, resulting in pushback or, in the worst case, outright defiance. Initial projects drive the cloud infrastructure build-out and identify the initial cloud services...

SOA Governance in the Cloud

Pethuru Cheliah

Pethuru Cheliah

Cloud computing has been making waves in the business-enabling IT arena. Its impacts on both business and IT are definitely multifaceted and mesmerizing. Conceptually, the cloud style has inspired scores of nimbler business, delivery, consumption and pricing models. On the infrastructural side, cloud has emerged as the robust and resilient infrastructure for optimally hosting, managing, and delivering next-generation services and applications. Cloud is being positioned as the consolidated, virtualised, automated, shared, and quality of service (QoS)-compliant infrastructure. Having understood its strategically sound business and technical benefits, global enterprises are quick in embracing this disruptive and transformative IT platform...

Service Portfolio Management - Part II

Dr. Toufic Boubez

Toufic Boubez

At this stage, the conceptual services identified are at a very high level, containing little or no details of the underlying business functional requirements. SOA governance must see to it that much more analysis is performed before we can create a service model that would be of any practical benefit to the organization. Both dynamic models and static models of how the organization currently performs its 'hot' business processes are needed to define a realistic service model. Dynamic models describe business processes, activities and tasks, while static models describe the entities (collections of data) that the organization needs to record and manage. These entities are used as inputs and outputs for the tasks and processes contained in the dynamic...

Announcing the Portuguese-Translated SOA Manifesto
& Annotated SOA Manifesto

Ricardo Puttini and Eduardo Xavier

Ricardo Puttini Eduardo Xavier

Building upon the Portuguese-translated version of the SOA Manifesto authored by Ricardo Puttini, the Portuguese translation of the entire Annotated SOA Manifesto was just completed by IT Consultant, Eduardo Xavier. Both verions of the Manifesto were released following the publication of the Dutch, Chinese, Spanish, French and Russion translated versions of the SOA Manifesto and Annotated SOA Manifesto.

Visit the Portuguese-translated pages here:

[view] (Original SOA Manifesto)
[view] (Annotated SOA Manifesto)

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