F1000 Use Cases Share Keys to SOA Governance

HP, IBM, Software AG WebLayers shared top SOA Governance Use Cases at a recent online event, giving attendees a glimpse at the biggest success factors for today's biggest SOA adopters The Keys to Business-critical SOA: Governance evnt looks at 8 Use Cases discussed during the event, including SOA Governance projects from Thompson Financial, GE Money, NASA, Sprint/Nextel and even inside IBM's enterprise IT.

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HP, IBM, Software AG WebLayers shared top SOA Governance Use Cases at a recent online event, giving attendees a glimpse at the biggest success factors for today's biggest SOA adopters

The evnt looks at 8 Use Cases discussed during the event, including SOA Governance projects from Thompson Financial, GE Money, NASA, Sprint/Nextel and even inside IBM's enterprise IT.

This Case Study keynote is available for on demand viewing here. Here's a summary of how vendor found SOA Governance improved their overall SOA investments.

  • Sprint/Nextel -- Drastically cut the time for specification and on-ramping applications from 3,000 man hours to 160 hours, and cut portal integration costs 95%

  • Scandinavian Airlines -- To control costs, more quickly adapt to change and adapt to needs of customers and partners

  • Thomson Financial - To reduce development costs from weeks as little as 15 minutes, cut personnel required for key tasks/projects from 20 people to one person.

  • Large Auto Manufacturer -- To improve customer satisfaction, while reducing costs for infrastructure and time-to-deployment for applications

  • NASA (ECHO project) -- To design and deliver a full-service sharing platform for services and data resources; project now holds 70 million published resources.

  • IBM (Internal CIO project) - To empower cross-departmental services reuse and integration; ensure compliance with over-arching policies and data vocabularies.

  • GE Money - To speed policy design and deployment across 72 departments, gain design-time and runtime visibility, and capture key business and IT metrics


  • The event also recieved great coverage from leading IT industry press, inclduing CIO and InfoWorld. In his article, Paul Krill noted these the top SOA Governance considerations were covered:

    1. Have the right personnel on staff;
    2. Assess your company's current business and IT processes to best decide what projects may have the best ROI;
    3. Define and implement SOA Governance to automate policy processes; and
    4. Get the right team members from IT and business to participate in your SOA Center of Excellence

    Read more from Paul Krill's CIO article.



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