Interesting, timely, and above all, useful, Savvy Guides give IT managers the information they need to effectively manage their technologists as well as conscientiously inform business decision makers in the midst of technological revolution.
Part I: Overview of Web Services, Service-Oriented Architecture, and Cloud Computing 1. A Business Trip in the Not-Too-Distant Future 2. Information Technology Used in This Trip 3. Web Services and Service-Oriented Architectures 4. Cloud Computing Part II: Technical Forces Driving the Adoption of Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing 5. Technical Forces Driving the Adoption of Webservices 6. Technical Forces Driving the Adoption of a Service-Oriented Architecture 7. Technical Forces Driving the Adoption of Cloud Computing Part III: Managing Change Needed for Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing 8. Change Issues Affecting the Adoption of Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing 9. Tips for Managing Change Issues during Development 10. Managing Change with an Incremental Service-Oriented Architecture Part IV: Getting Started with Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing 11. Getting Started with Web Services 12. Getting Started with Service-Oriented Architectures 13. Getting Started with Cloud Computing 14. Revisiting the Business Trip in the Not-Too-Distant Future Part V: Reference Guide 15. Semantic Vocabularies 16. Terminology
Douglas K. Barry specializes in enterprise architecture with an emphasis in service-oriented architecture, database systems, and object technology, His practice is aimed at accelerating your understanding and use of software technology. He is an author, columnist, guest lecturer, international speaker, and mentor. Mr. Barry has consulted to over 80 companies operating in the areas of finance, stock trading, computer-aided design, telecommunications, electronic catalogs, software development, manufacturing, and military applications.
"Writing for business managers rather than technical personnel, Barry explains how a company can expand its information technology options, make information technology systems more flexible and responsive, reduce management time, and reduce maintenance costs."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013 "Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing by Douglas Barry provides easy-to-follow guidance around the proper use of web services, how they exist within SOA, and how the emerging use of cloud computing correctly fits into the mix. This is something that most in this industry can neither define nor implement, and getting it right the first time is critical to success. If you're looking to understand the true nature of web services, SOA, and cloud computing - including the underlying details - then you should begin by reading this book."--David S. Linthicum, Author, Founder and CTO of Blue Mountain Labs "...What drives adoption? What corporate forces will resist adoption?...The Savvy Manager's Guide explains how all of this great new stuff is going to leverage existing infrastructure in real corporate settings, and benefit from modern software development processes like Model Driven Architecture."--Richard Mark Soley, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO, Object Management Group, Inc.