Surviving the SOA Hype Storm
Whether you call it XML-based computing, NetWeaver, AquaLogic, or .NET, service-oriented architecture (SOA) is the major new architectural paradigm of the moment. In this presentation, Hugh Taylor will explore the origins of the current SOA trend and the reasons for its popularity. He will also help us take a look at why the hype is actually valid, though temper this view with some serious questions about the challenges to SOA implementation and the realization of its economic potential.
Hugh Taylor is Vice President of Marketing at SOA Software, the leading provider of management and security solutions for enterprise service-oriented architecture. He is the co-author, along with Eric Pulier, of Understanding Enterprise SOA (Manning, 2005) and The Joy of SOX (Wiley 2006). The author of more than a dozen articles and papers on the subject of Web services and service-oriented architecture, Taylor is an authority on business process management, SOA, and compliance issues. Taylor received his BA, Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College in 1988 and his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1992. He lives in Los Angeles.