Peter Fingar

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The Component Based Development Forum, an analyst firm and think tank covering business software creation, reuse, and management, recently wrote, "Service Orientation - So What?" They went on to explain, "First we had Web Services. Then we realized that Web Services were simply a technology, and we needed architecture to manage the loose coupling of pretty much everything. For a time SOA was top of the toy box. Then we started to see Service- Oriented Programming and Service- Oriented Design. All very sensible, even if it is a bottom-up process of discovery. Of course the logical conclusion to this is that we are progressively establishing a comprehensive approach to architecture, modeling, design, programming, deployment, interoperability etc., that is service oriented." Really? We see something else. The industry is progressively establishing a comprehensive appro... (more)

Twenty-First Century Business Architecture

While the vision of process management is not new, existing theories and systems have not been able to cope with the reality of business processes - until now. By placing business processes on center stage, as first class citizens in computing, corporations can gain the capabilities they need to innovate, reenergize performance, and deliver the value today's markets demand. Business process management (BPM) systems discover what you do, and then manage the life cycle of improvement and optimization in a way that translates directly to operation. They see the world in terms of pr... (more)