SOA projects can appear daunting, but following a detailed roadmap can lower the risks of such initiatives
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 15, 2008
ZapThink, the industry's foremost experts, advisers, and educators in the field of Service-Oriented Architecture, is responding to customer demand with today's publication of the third version of its popular "ZapThink SOA Implementation Roadmap" poster. The company distributed over 100,000 copies of its first two versions of the poster, the first in 2003 and then updated in 2005. The latest version adds cutting-edge thought leadership in SOA, includes detail on architectural artifacts, and expands coverage of SOA Quality, Enterprise Mashups, and more.
Gold Sponsors of the ZapThink SOA Implementation Roadmap poster include Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ), IBM (NYSE: IBM), Layer 7 Technologies, Progress Software (NASDAQ: PRGS), and Software AG, while Silver Sponsors include alfabet, Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN), ComActivity, ICEsoft, iTKO, JustSystems, Mindreef product unit of Progress Software, MphasiS an EDS company, and Qubit Consulting.
The ZapThink SOA Implementation Roadmap poster is also an integral part of ZapThink's Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Boot Camp course, which ZapThink currently offers as a four-day, in-person training. ZapThink training sessions and events are run throughout the world, with the latest events in Washington, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Australia, India, South Africa, Denmark, Israel, and Dubai. With the SOA Implementation Roadmap Poster as a core part of the curriculum, the LZA program offers the following benefits:
- Participation in the industry's most comprehensive, technology-neutral SOA credentialing and training course providing the latest SOA practices and providing a means to enhance architecture skills and knowledge in the SOA space
- An annual credential that allows ZapThink to endorse individual enterprise architects as having specific SOA skills
- Posting onto an LZA Directory that enables companies to research and locate architects to assist with their SOA-specific needs
- Participation in an exclusive online community and annual LZA-only conferences, events and activities.
"SOA projects can appear daunting, but following a detailed roadmap can lower the risks of such initiatives," said Jason Bloomberg, Managing Partner with ZapThink. "The ZapThink SOA Implementation Roadmap helps architects and others define their own SOA roadmaps, thus forming a critical artifact for their SOA efforts." For more information on ZapThink events and to register for an LZA Boot Camp, visit http://www.zapthink.com/lza.html.
Printed copies of the poster are available today at the InfoWorld SOA Executive Forum at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City at the ZapThink table and Progress Software booths, as well as for purchase on the ZapThink site, and are distributed at events run or sponsored by ZapThink and the poster sponsors. Electronic copies of the ZapThink SOA Implementation Roadmap are available for download at ZapThink's Web site at http://www.zapthink.com.
About ZapThink, LLC:
Founded in October 2000, ZapThink, LLC (http://www.zapthink.com) is an Enterprise Architecture, Service-Oriented Architecture, and Enterprise 2.0 strategic advisory, analysis, and influence firm. As a recognized authority and master SOA and EA, ZapThink provides its audience of IT practitioners, consultants, and technology vendors with practical advice, guidance, education, and mentorship solutions that assist companies in leveraging SOA to meet their business needs and presenting viable SOA solutions to the market, as well as provides this audience a clear roadmap for standards-based, loosely coupled distributed computing - a vision of IT meeting the needs of the agile business. ZapThink is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Its customers include Global 1000 firms and emerging businesses.
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