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Issue 3 • Date 2008

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  • Message from the General Manager, Global Consulting Services and SOA

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 1
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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):355 - 356
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    As the role of the services sector continues to grow in size and significance in the global economy, efforts are being made by many in the IT industry to develop tools and methodologies for service design, implementation, management, and maintenance. Service-oriented architectures (SOAs) are becoming prominent in the IT infrastructure of many businesses, and the close interrelationship between bus... View full abstract»

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  • Creating and maintaining coherency in loosely coupled systems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):357 - 376
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    The primary objective of service-oriented architecture (SOA) is to use information technology to address the key goals of business today: innovation, agility, and market value. Agility in SOA is achieved by use of the principles of encapsulation, modularity, and loose coupling, which facilitates a cleaner separation of concerns. While loose coupling enables customers to rapidly reuse services in n... View full abstract»

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  • SOMA: A method for developing service-oriented solutions

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):377 - 396
    Cited by:  Papers (53)  |  Patents (10)
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    Service-oriented modeling and architecture (SOMA) has been used to conduct projects of varying scope in multiple industries worldwide for the past five years. We report on the usage and structure of the method used to effectively analyze, design, implement, and deploy service-oriented architecture (SOA) projects as part of a fractal model of software development. We also assert that the construct ... View full abstract»

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  • SOMA-ME: A platform for the model-driven design of SOA solutions

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):397 - 413
    Cited by:  Papers (25)  |  Patents (2)
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    The service-oriented modeling and architecture modeling environment (SOMA-ME) is first a framework for the model-driven design of service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions using the service-oriented modeling and architecture (SOMA) method. In SOMA-ME, Unified Modeling Language (UML™) profiles extend the UML 2.0 metamodel to domain-specific concepts. SOMA-ME is also a tool that extends t... View full abstract»

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  • Model-driven synthesis of SOA solutions

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):415 - 432
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (1)
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    The current approach to the design, maintenance, and governance of service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions has focused primarily on flow-driven assembly and orchestration of reusable service components. The practical application of this approach in creating industry solutions has been limited, because flow-driven assembly and orchestration models are too rigid and static to accommodate compl... View full abstract»

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  • The IBM telecommunications service delivery platform

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):433 - 443
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Telecommunications service providers (TSPs) are currently faced with a significant number of threats to their core business models. In addition to competition from traditional TSPs, they must also face increasing competition from Internet service providers such as Google, Yahoo!, and eBay, which have succeeded in implementing a variety of very useful communications services, including voice servic... View full abstract»

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  • A runtime-adaptable service bus design for telecom operations support systems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):445 - 456
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    The complexity that telecommunications companies are faced with in their business processes and their information technology (IT) systems is especially apparent in their billing systems. These systems are required not only to handle large volumes of data and frequent changes in business rules, but also to ensure that the billing be done accurately and on time. This paper describes a solution that ... View full abstract»

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  • Business-process-driven gray-box SOA testing

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):457 - 472
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    Challenges are emerging in testing service-oriented architecture (SOA) systems. Current testing is not sufficient to deal with the new requirements arising from several SOA features such as composition, loose coupling, and code without a graphical user interface. The most critical architecture information of an SOA solution is actually how services are composed and interact with each other. This p... View full abstract»

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  • Increasing business flexibility and SOA adoption through effective SOA governance

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):473 - 488
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (3)
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    Most organizations understand the need to address service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance during SOA adoption. An abundance of information is available defining SOA governance: what it is and what it is not, why it is important, and why organizational change must be addressed. Increasingly business and information technology (IT) stakeholders, executive and technical, acknowledge that SOA g... View full abstract»

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