RSNA Presentation TidBits


RSNA was an exceedingly interesting show this year, the concept of a framework for integration based upon a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). More interest in meaningful use and the cross-integration of clinical platforms. I feel like we're on the verge of a substantial trend toward integration for both the delivery of care as well as institutional operational enhancements. a few pics here

Continued emergence of MDM in SOA


Tom Maguire pointed me to an interesting podcast from Marty Moseley, CTO of Initiate Systems, one of 2 remaining leadership quadrant companies in CDI & MDM (the other being Siperian). Marty wanes relatively eloquently on this “third pass” at MDM, and the challenges that MDM faces/addresses within a SOA/BPM oriented set of orchestrated activities. http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Web-Services-and-SOA/Orchestrating-Your-Data/ My take, nothing outlandish or incredibly insightful, but does give a primer to the value…

SOA + SOI = VOA?


So there has been much ado from commercial technologists, analysts and press about the emergence of SOA as a silver bullet in the defining of a common Enterprise / Inter-Enterprise Service model, and in an approach to the re-factoring of existing legacy systems. Though there are almost as many approaches to SOA as there are articles defining and re-defining the terms, one of the critical lessons is that SOA will…

Agile Data Governance…. akin to Agile enterprise software development?


I have long said that the failure of SOA programs has to do more with politics of data/process ownership than the technologies on which you build these enterprise SOA initiatives. Furthermore, that the failure to address the information models as first class citizens in a Service Oriented Architecture presents huge risks to both adoption and down stream architectural stability. As background, working for an Information Infrastructure company, and having worked…

Web2.0 and SOA… synergies and complexities


I was recently asked to contribute to a couple of articles(The Merging of SOA and Web 2.0,Experts See Link Between Virtualization, SOA) by Darryl Taft of eWeek(Ziff Davis). I initially took an excessively "SOI" approach to this discussion only to have a conversation with Steve Graham that really helped me establish a more realistic set of comments around the junction between Web2.0 (with it's requisite behavioral challenges around collaboration, composition…