The Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture Revolution: Using Web Services to Deliver Business Value by Melvin Greer
Book Description: While Web services technology is a straightforward extension of
existing Internet technology, its ultimate impact on the enterprise
will be profound. The Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture
Revolution is about providing dramatic business performance
improvements through incremental technological innovation. While the
initial focus of the revolution is on cost reduction, the ultimate
objective is to enable the "Agile Enterprise."
marketplace disillusionment notwithstanding, author Melvin B. Greer Jr.
provides immediate, real world project benefits to those willing and
able to develop and follow a well-conceived Web services game plan.
Embarking on this journey is not an easy endeavor, and the stakes are
high. But some businesses are already achieving significant benefits in
actual mission-critical, high-performance, productive applications that
rely on Web services technology.
Don't let your competitors
begin the migration to this emerging technology before you do. With
patience and the right help, your enterprise can succeed!
What other are saying about the book...
"If you're ready to propel your enterprise into the next technological realm - if you're interested in architecting an enterprise that is agile enough to respond to rapidly changing business drivers - if you're ready for a revolution in traditional approaches to technology innovation, then this book is the light in what has been a somewhat obscure tunnel. Author Melvin Greer gives a timely, insightful, and easy to grasp roadmap for leveraging SOA, and more specifically web services-based SOA, to realize dramatic improvement in interoperability, scalability, flexibility, reusability and the all important cost efficiency." - N. McLean, Lockheed Martin, Wash DC, USA
"A wonderfully concise book without the typically verbose pay-per-word variants the IT book market has too much of! I'll lend my copy to whichever customer needs to know the business value of SOA - AND whoever needs to realize NOW is the time to go ahead!" - K. Karre, Nacka, Sweden
Software as a Service
Inflection Point: Using Cloud Computing to Achieve Business Agility by Melvin Greer
Book Description: Almost every business reaches a time when the fundamentals change. This time is referred to as a strategic inflection point.
new technology or fighting the competition may not be enough when these
critical moments arise. That's because inflection points build up force
so quickly that organizations may have a hard time even putting a
finger on what has changed. The way a firm responds could propel it to
new heights or lead to its demise.
Over the last few years, industry
has begun developing a model of information technology known as Cloud
computing, which includes Software as a Service. This new model has
reached an inflection point and will give users the choice to purchase
IT as a service, as a complement to, or as a replacement of the
traditional IT software/hardware infrastructure purchase.
time for businesses to transform how they approach advanced software
and innovative business models so they can achieve real agility. If you
are a decision maker involved with the deployment of information
technology, then it's imperative that you understand Software as a
Service Inflection Point.
What others are saying about the book...
"While the myths about cloud computing, Software as a Service (SaaS) and the future of application systems keep being spread around by users, vendors, so-called IT gurus and even by the general Internet audience, some people are beginning to sort out through the haystack and to point us in the right direction. Taking a series of myths and translating them to real life terms, products and companies is one of the feats achieved by Melvin Greer in his new book. Whether you are looking for a road map to help steer your company in the right direction or simply trying to understand those concepts in more detail, if you start by reading this book, you will be starting off on your right foot." - R. Martins, Stefanini IT Solutions, Chicago, USA
"This book offers the most comprehensive view of Cloud computing and SaaS on the market today. The author skillfully lays out a game plan for government and commercial entities alike looking to stay relevant in this burgeoning business paradigm." -K. Brown, IBM, Wash, DC, USA
"Melvin Greer provides an excellent guide to the Cloud computing IT model with a solid overview of concepts, business aspects, technical implications, benefits, challenges, and trends. Definitely a 'must read' for IT managers and enterprise architects considering adoption of this flexible, beneficial business model within their organization." - J. Magnuson, Lockheed Martin, Valley Forge, PA, USA