Burton Group’s Catalyst ‘08 Explores SOA Success

The Burton Group's Catalyst 2008 conference will take a real-world look at vital success factors for SOA. The event, to be held June 23-27 in San Diego, features a "Succeeding with SOA" track that explores ways users are driving SOA investments to reap real payoffs.

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Next week, The Burton Group's Catalyst 2008 conference will take a real-world look at vital success factors for SOA. The event, to be held June 23-27 in San Diego, features a "Succeeding with SOA" track that explores ways users are driving SOA investments to reap real payoffs.

"Everyone seems to be doing it, but how many organizations are doing it well?," is how Burton Group expresses the theme behind Catalysts 2008's SOA track.

To bridge the gap between SOA spending and SOA success, Catalyst 2008 speakers will explore emerging SOA technologies, IT management issues, Best Practices, and offer attendees insights from the Burton Group's "SOA Report Card," an intensive research study of real-world corporate SOA initiatives.

An SOA Roadmap for Success
Notably, Catalyst 2008 will tackle real-world business and implementation topic to lead to SOA success.

Burton Group analyst and Catalyst 2008 speaker Anne Thomas Manes recently noted this in her popular Application Platform Strategies blog:

"I've talked to many companies that have implemented stunningly beautiful SOA infrastructures that support managed communications using virtualized proxies and dynamic bindings. They've deployed the best technology the industry has to offer -- including registries, repositories, SOA management, XML gateways, and even the occasional ESB. Many have set up knowledge bases, best practices, guidance frameworks, and governance processes. And yet these SOA initiatives invariably stall out."

Catalyst 2008's track "Succeeding with SOA" is aimed to ensure your SOA project doesn't stall out.

Attendees will be also receive an SOA Success Roadmap, highlighting core steps they should follow to ensure the success of their SOA initiative. Among the SOA topics are:

  • Assess your environment and plan your initiative
  • Develop a business case for your SOA investment
  • Design a SOA infrastructure
  • Explore new application development patterns
  • Learn how to identify, model, and describe services
  • Apply SOA principles to data and infrastructure functionality
  • Collaborate with your peers and hear numerous case studies

  • The Burton Group's Catalyst event will also discuss how SOA is having a ripple effect on other aspects of enterprise IT, with SOA-focused sessions on: ESBs and J2EE Application Servers; Software-as-a-Service; Web 2.0 and Social Software; Identity and Security Services, and Data Management Trends (such as XQuery).

    SOA-focused vendors slated at attend Catalyst 2008 include: AmberPoint, Cisco, Computer Associates, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, RSA and Sun Microsystems. For more information on The Burton Group's Catalyst 2008.



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