Friday, April 25, 2008

BriefingsDirect Insights podcast examines WOA-SOA continuum with keen eye on cloud computing

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There's been welling interest and discussion lately around so-called Web Oriented Architecture (WOA) and established Services Oriented Architecture (SOA), and how the two relate. And then there's the whole cloud computing trend, and well ... how does that relate, too?

So I gathered a panel of noted IT analysts for a BriefingsDirect podcast discussion, moderated by myself, to delve into the topic even more deeply. We came up with some gems, and perhaps moved the needle forward on understanding these fascinating issues.

But let's back up a bit. The recent chapter of the WOA story began with some blogs and research that concluded that SOA was not a barnstorming trend, and that perhaps WOA was more of interest to many service developers and line of business entrepreneurs inside and outside of enterprises.

That lead to more discussion on WOA as a superset of SOA, and how SOA may need WOA to accelerate its adoption. And, of course, there's been Google App Engine, Microsoft Live Mesh, and the Salesforce.com-Google Apps synergy to chew over.

Then last week, StrikeIron CEO Dave Linthicum presented a podcast on some of the powerful points of the discussion, and Dion Hinchcliffe, founder and CTO of Hinchcliffe & Co., has been posting, micro-blogging and lecturing on the subject for much of the past two weeks. Those discussion points brings us up to the latest BriefingsDirect Insights Edition podcast, Vol. 28.

In this episode, recorded April 24, 2008, we're joined by Jim Kobielus, senior analyst at Forrester Research; Joe McKendrick, an independent analyst and ZDNet blogger; Tony Baer, principal at OnStrategies and blogger; Brad Shimmin, principal analyst at Current Analysis, and Phil Wainewright, independent analyst, director at Procullux Ventures and ZDNet SaaS blogger.

I'll be delivering a transcript on the chat as well, but the topic is fresh enough to run with the audio-only content now. Let us know, did you learn anything or develop any keener understanding about WOA and SOA from this podcast?

Listen to the podcast. Download the podcast. Read a full transcript.