Topic: business case for SOA

Maximizing Your SOA Investment

This paper discusses the business case for the service oriented architecture (SOA) investment – "it provides the dynamic capability to create innovation for managing change and empowering competitive advantage."

SOA and Regulatory Compliance

 This presentation discusses the connection between service oriented architecture (SOA) and compliance.

Business Capability Model

 This paper presents a business capability framework "to provide a conceptual approach to analyze an organization and to provide a foundation that would support the architecture of an agile organization"

Can SOA Deliver?

 This presentation defines SOA, discusses its technical details, potential business uses and migrating to a service oriented architecture.

The Case for SOA

This presentation makes a case for looking at SOA in a practical way – it is a good idea but one that is realized keeping in mind the ground realities.

Achieving Business-Driven SOA

Is your SOA initiative aligned with your business strategy? Business results are the key to SOA success.

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Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.

7 Steps to Business and IT Alignment

No business will ever reach the goal of “business and IT alignment”. Should this discourage you from pursuing business and IT alignment? NO! It is a worthy goal to pursue. Indeed, it is a critical one to pursue. You might never reach alignment but you can take steps to get ever closer. This requires a process. Often, we ignore the fact that business and IT alignment is a process. This process does not have a starting point nor does it have an end. It is a series of “learn and do” cycles that incrementally get towards alignment. Let me explain.

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The Real Business Case for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

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