SOA Governance adn Architecture

Paul C. Brown

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Services have a lot of potential for providing value to the enterprise, but their use also brings a level of risk. Some of these risks are financial, while others are operational. Fortunately, all of this risk can be satisfactorily mitigated through appropriate governance activities. Simply put, governance is the process of risk management. Without proper governance, services may be built that are missing the basic functionality required, that only satisfy one use (a waste of the cost and resources involved in creating a service), or that require costly modifications to be reused. Even when services are well designed and appropriate for a variety of applications, they may not be reused simply because the chain of communication breaks down - the advertising of available services is inadequate, or the indexing and documentation associated with them is insufficient to... (more)