SOA governance is mandatory for any measure of SOA success. The technology costs are a non-negligible concern of an organization, therefore a necessity exists to centralize, monitor and control the contribution of each of the organization’s assets. Through the implementation of such mechanisms it is possible to obtain a holistic vision and develop synergies between different assets, empowering their reutilization and analysing the impact on the Business brought by changes in the IT.
Understanding and implementing effective SOA governance has become a corporate imperative in order to ensure coherence and the attainment of the basic objectives of SOA initiatives:
- Develop the correct services.
- Control costs and risks bound to the development process.
- Reduce time-to-market
The criticality and difficulty of achieving these objectives steeply increases with both the increase of the number of services, the services’ complexity. Therefore it is crucial that a strategy is implemented to support a long term vision of SOA endeavours, based on rules, policies, procedures, standards and best-practices, to best support the decision process and to control the effort involved in the design, implementation and maintenance of the services.
Throughout the years Link Consulting has been acquiring a vast experience, developing skills and creating a methodology, both solid and mature, based on the experience acquired in projects in reference clients and the markets best practices. Link Consulting is distinguished as an Oracle SOA Specialized Partner.