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Building an SOA Center of Excellence

This Webcast explains the benefits of having cross departmental procedures and how to explore and analyze the value to your SOA implementation. As you build your governance model moving forward, the COE will ensure that it is implemented in a structured, systematic manner. Learn to ensure that you are receiving an increase in your ROI for SOA and know where to make future investments. This Webcast explores:

  • What are the best practices for building an SOA Center of Excellence?
  • How can you develop a foundation to promote asset reuse?
  • How can the standardization generated by a formal governance model increase ROI?
  • What is a Virtual Center of Excellence and what impact can it have on the acceptance of the COE model?
  • What pitfalls should you avoid in setting up a COE?
  • Should you "build or buy" our COE? What are the benefits of each approach?
  • How can you address both the technology and the business challenges associated with setting up an SOA Center of Excellence?


    Ross Altman CTO, Business Integration Platforms Ross Altman is the CTO, Business Integration Platforms at Sun Microsystems. In this role, he focuses on the direction, development and communication of the Sun Business Integration Division's technology vision and strategy. As an acknowledged expert in the implementation of integration technology, Altman has deep expertise in the development of strategic approaches to transforming dozens of legacy and packaged applications into a coherent network of interactive systems. Prior to Sun, Altman was a vice president and research director with Gartner, where his research focused on the use of integration middleware to support composite applications, straight-through processing and business process management. He was also the first to publish quantitative research regarding the return on investment that can be realized by using integration middleware to support development projects.

    Arun Shrestha Director, Professional Services Delivery - Software Practice Arun Shrestha leads Sun's Software Professional Services Practice. Mr. Shrestha and his team are responsible for assisting customers with their SOA and Business Integration initiatives. He has over 15 years of IT services experience working for companies such as Sun Microsystems, SeeBeyond Technology Corp, Computer Sciences Corporation, Harbinger and Premenos Corporation. Mr. Shrestha is responsible for developing and delivering Sun's SOA best practices. His team is dedicated to standardizing the implementation methodology to accelerate deployment of Sun's SOA platform. His contribution includes building composite business framework with industry or process specific solution templates resulting in rapid and repeatable SOA deployment for enterprises. He has been instrumental in defining and delivering Sun's SOA Center of Excellence offering that takes a balanced 4Ps (People, Process, Practice, and Platform) approach for customer success.

    Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Dec 7, 2006, 09:00 EST (14:00 GMT)

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