Fulcrum has a proven SOA implementation record and we have gained in-depth expertise that spans domain knowledge, methodologies, technologies and tools. We have seasoned SOA implementation experts, experienced in all the major vendor platforms and tools, and equipped with all the trendy skills necessary to make your SOA project successful.
Fulcrum’s SOA Assessment can help:
• Strategic assessment that gives prospects assistance in justifying technology expenditures
• Provide you with a vision of the SOA implementation
• Provide a high level ROI on your Investment using proven cost & benefit analysis techniques
• Help formulate a Governance Strategy
• Identifying priorities and objectives
• Mapping appropriate capabilities to practical timelines
• Gain valuable insights and recommendations from skilled Services architects and consultants
In today’s competitive and fast-changing business environment, it is imperative for organizations to align their business and IT initiatives. Many times the existing IT portfolio does not adequately meet specific business needs, is costly to manage, or is inflexible in the face of business growth and change. Organizations are looking for ways to use existing IT investments to better support overall business goals. The goal of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is to be able to create effective business processes that unite separate systems. SOA facilitates IT agility helps reduce the cost of integration, and helps simplify composition of new applications.
Identifying the need to implement a workplace solution that embraces principles of your organization’s on-demand business is one challenge, where and how to start is another. Based on extensive experience working with clients on a variety of SOA initiatives around the world, Fulcrum has developed a Business Value Assessment (BVA) to help assess and guide your organization into building or improving your existing workplace solutions.
Fulcrum's Services Assesment and roadmap for Service Oriented Architecture provide organizations a decisive, vendor independent perspective on their existing and future SOA capabilities. It delivers a tailored SOA roadmap which includes prioritized recommendations, supported by documentation of comprehensive enterprise SOA assessment findings, the SOA Maturity Model workshop, and a services inventory with dependencies and adoption levels. The Assessment and Roadmap for SOA helps you establish a solid understanding of the Fulcrum approach to SOA and the SOA Maturity Model.
SOA Assessment, Fulcrum’s way:
Fulcrum’s SOA Assessment Service starts by taking into account the business objectives and challenges, and evaluating how an SOA can address them most successfully.
• Business Strategy & Process
Does the current business and IT strategy include a framework for SOA? Once articulated in an aligned business and IT strategy, business problems can be defined and solutions can be implemented, in a coherent, repeatable manner.
Enterprises must develop an architectural framework that allows the assembly of components and services for the rapid and dynamic delivery of solutions. The architecture focuses on reuse and leverage, and avoids stovepipe applications and islands of IT resources.
• Costs and Benefits
In a SOA, IT responsiveness is improved and maintenance costs are significantly reduced, providing a compelling cost-benefit analysis.
• Projects & Applications
SOA enables a new way of building applications within a more powerful and flexible programming model. The organization needs to identify existing and “in flight” applications that will be incorporated into the SOA architecture.
• Building Blocks
Both architecture and a programming model, SOA is a way of thinking about building software. The enterprise needs to identify the building blocks code, services, applications and components-that can be used and reused in a SOA implementation.
• Organization & Governance
Roles and responsibilities need to be identified for new service oriented IT organizations to optimize skill sets for success, as well as organizing an effective design “Reuse Factory,” helping to define governance models and ultimately ensuring customer self sufficiency in running the governance office.