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SOA and Web services: What you need to know

SOA and Web services offer benefits including improved data integration, process improvement and ROI. Learn best practices for implementing and managing SOA and Web services.

In this podcast, Executive Editor Karen Guglielmo interviews Anne Thomas Manes, vice president and research director at Burton Group Inc., about the importance of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services to midmarket companies and how they can achieve the best return on these investments. Listen to discover the answers to the following questions and more:

  • Are SOA and Web services always used together?
  • How important is SOA governance?
  • What is the potential ROI for a SOA and Web services investment?

SPEAKER'S BIOGRAPHY: Thomas Manes covers SOA, Web services, XML, governance, Java, application servers, super platforms and application security at Midvale, Utah-based Burton Group. She was previously chief technology officer at Systinet, a SOA governance vendor that's now part of Hewlett-Packard Co., and director of market innovation in Sun Microsystems Inc.'s software group. With 28 years of experience, she was named one of the 50 most powerful people in networking by Network World in 2002, and she was among Enterprise Systems Journal's Power 100 IT Leaders.

Thomas Manes has authored Web Services: A Manager's Guide, published by Addison-Wesley, and participated in Web services standards development efforts at organizations including the World Wide Web Consortium, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards and the Web Services Interoperability Organization.

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