Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing, Second Edition: The Savvy Manager’s Guide (The Savvy Manager’s Guides)

Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing, Second Edition: The Savvy Manager’s Guide (The Savvy Manager’s Guides)

Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing, Second Edition: The Savvy Manager's Guide (The Savvy Manager's Guides)

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Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing is a jargon-free, highly illustrated explanation of how to leverage the rapidly multiplying services available on the Internet. The future of business will depend on software agents, mobile devices, public and private clouds, big data, and other highly connected technology. IT professionals will need to evaluate and combine online services into service-oriented architectures (SOA), often depending on Web services and cloud computing. This can mean a fundamental shift away from custom software and towards a more nimble use of semantic vocabularies, middle-tier systems, adapters and other standardizing aspects.

This book is a guide for the savvy manager who wants to capitalize on this technological revolution. It begins with a high-level example of how an average person might interact with a service-oriented architecture, and progresses to more detail, discussing technical forces driving adoption and how to manage technology, culture and personnel issues that can arise during adoption. An extensive reference section provides quick access to commonly used terms and concepts.

  • Broad, non-technical explanation of a technical topic for managers at all levels
  • Only web services book to cover data management and software engineering perspectives; excellent resource for all members of IT teams
  • Provides a set of leadership principles and suggested applications for using this technology

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  1. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR THE IT MANAGER OF THE FUTURE!!, May 10, 2013
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    This review is from: Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing, Second Edition: The Savvy Manager’s Guide (The Savvy Manager’s Guides) (Paperback)
    Are you a savvy manager who wants to capitalize on the wave of change that is occurring with Web services, SOAs; and, more recently, cloud computing? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Douglas K. Barry, has done an outstanding job of writing a 2nd edition of a book that gives you the opportunity to consider some ideas and advice that just might make it easier for your organization to realize the potential benefits in Web services, SOAs, and cloud computing.

    Author Barry, begins with a high-level story of how a person on a business trip interacts with a SOA based on Web services and cloud computing. In addition, the author provides a high-level explanation for the technology and standards used for the business trip. He then explains the Web services connections. The author then, weaves the concepts of service-oriented architecture into a discussion of cloud computing. Next, he introduces force field analysis and applies it to the adoption of Web services. In addition, the author applies force field analysis to service-oriented architectures. He continues by providing force field analysis for adopting two types pf cloud providers: software as a service and platform as a service. Then, the author deals with managing the human aspect of the change that occurs with the adoption of a service-oriented architecture with cloud computing. Next, he provides tips on how to make development easier. The author then introduces incremental SOA analysis that aims to help manage change by improving the project selection process in a way that also improves the chance of success for the selected project. In addition, he provides three basic experiments that use Web services and then uses the story about the business trip discussed earlier to address more advanced uses of Web services. The author continues by providing design concepts and considerations along with staffing and change issues to take into account when establishing a service-oriented architecture. Then, he discusses a way to evaluate external services and the systems and hardware that support these services. Finally, the author summarizes the Web services, service-oriented architectures, and cloud computing related to the business trip described earlier.

    This most excellent book presents a straightforward approach that will help you get your organization ready to take advantage of a SOA–in whatever form it takes. Perhaps more importantly, the author has written a great nontechnical book on a technical subject.

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  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Invaluable insights into the nature of your technology team. For the non-IT and IT reader alike., October 20, 2014
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    The art of communication is vitally important to most industries. In the technology and engineering fields effective and clear communication to the stakeholders of most large projects determines team successes or failures. Mr. Barry’s ability to cross this communication chasm is unique and compelling. This book builds on his previous work, which I have part of my reference arsenal, if not for the technical explanation but the outstanding explanation of behaviors exhibited on teams within organizations. Excellent Work! I would recommend this book to any NON-IT manager interested in understanding the minds of their IT peers.

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  3. 3.0 out of 5 stars
    A good introduction to the subject, January 4, 2014
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    Frank Gearhart (Colorado Springs, CO United States) –

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    This book helped me begin to understand service-oriented architectures and some of the practical issues involved in implementing and managing the latest buzz word product. It goes beyond the vendor hype and the standard white papers found online. Not an easy read, but useful.

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