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Extending the Business Value of SOA through Business Process Management

SOA and BPM are two of the most talked-about business initiatives: both promise to help companies create new value from existing investments, reuse efforts across many projects, and achieve new levels of agility. But where SOA focuses on creating a more flexible architecture, BPM applies that architecture to optimize the way actual work gets done. Download this complimentary white paper now to discover SOA's relationship with BPM, including the impact BPM has on SOA -and vice-versa.

The Quick Win Team Interview with Juanita Lohmeyer, TELUS Communications

TELUS is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $8.4 billion of annual revenue and 10.4 million customer connections including 4.7 million wireless subscribers, 4.6 million wireline network access lines and 1.05 million Internet subscribers. The company's strategic intent is to unleash the power of the Internet to deliver the best solutions to Canadians at home, in the workplace and on the move.

SOA Reference Architecture: Defining the Key Elements of a Successful SOA Technology Framework

Companies across all industries and geographies are becoming increasingly interested in service-oriented architecture (SOA). The basic concept behind SOA is not new - that is, the idea of accelerating return on IT investment by turning those assets into reusable building blocks from which new business functionality can be assembled quickly and efficiently. But what makes SOA different is that, for once, the IT industry as a whole has backed the concept and the core underlying technologies, giving SOA massive support and evolving a wide range of standards to make the idea really work.

Research Brief: BPM and Government

This Research Brief highlights a selection of the findings from BPMInstitute.org's State of BPMSM survey. It reviews the challenges associated with automating government processes such as correspondence tracking, case management, project management and permit applications that involve integration with a variety of information systems. Many government business transformation initiatives involve replacing a manual, paper-based process with an automated, electronic document-based one.

Business Activity Monitoring (BAM): The New Face of BPM

Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) broke onto the scene three or four years ago, stimulated by the growing interest in Business Process Management (BPM), which made it possible to understand more clearly the relationship between real-time IT operations and business activities. Global 2000 companies, among others, have achieved significant return on investment (ROI) by using BAM as a real-time, intervention-focused tool for measuring and managing business processes.

SOA Governance: Enabling Sustainable Success with SOA

Many companies are still in the early stages of SOA adoption and so the practice of SOA governance - and likely the concept itself - will be new territory for many IT professionals. And yet, if companies are to realize any meaningful and lasting impact from SOA, then governance is a fact of life that enterprises are going to have to become comfortable with. More than any other factor over the long term, governance will make the difference between SOA success and failure, and proficiency in governing the SOA environment will distinguish IT leaders from laggards.

Applied Creativity and Value Discipline: The Innovation Cycle - Part 2

Part 2: A manager's guide for application and implementation of the Innovation Cycle Innovation is currently a hot topic in the executive suite and in business publications. Amid the buzz, managers are uncertain about how to reconcile the seemingly opposing calls for increased innovation and bottom-line productivity. As a result, when challenged to grow their businesses they often default to more familiar options, even if growth through innovation could be the best choice. We propose not only a truce between the creative and analytic sides of business, but also a highly valuable method for collaboration that builds upon the strengths of each to maximize the value of innovation investments.

Increased Business Agility through Service-Oriented Architectures

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a hot topic, but what does it mean for your enterprise? Most SOA discussions have focused on the technical aspects versus the role of technology to support business processes. Business processes can be accelerated by using special process design and analysis tools, but there are often significant gaps when implementing the business processes to support the IT landscape.This white paper illustrates how technical services can be derived from business processes and orchestrated through SOA.

The Pivotal Role of the Business Analyst in a Service-Oriented World

As more organizations incorporate Web Services into their strategic plans, the value of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) continues to grow. The Business Analyst will play a pivotal role in an organization’s success when they transition to SOA projects – a move that can drive significant business advantage. But, the Business Analyst role is one that must be expanded through new SOA skills to ensure that companies realize the results and ROI they expect.

Business vs. IT

This paper focuses on solving the dissociation between business processes and business requirements. While a projects must have good analysis, pragmatic risk assessment, a sound business case and reliable measurement tools if it is to have any hope of succeeding, business processes and business requirements are inextricably linked to a company's vision and the project itself. Closely coupling business processes and the business requirements of a new application are not only desirable, they are inherently critical. Business software applications are tools to aid business processes.