With the continued focus on enterprise architecture, there has also been increased focus on service oriented architectures and microservices. The persistent emphasis has led to the heightened debate surrounding whether or not SOA and microservices are the same thing.
Infoworld recently shared that cloud has modernized the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) of ten years ago, making it even faster and more efficient than before. Add the increased speed to the benefits that we are already aware of in adopting an SOA, and it is evident that to remain at the forefront of government IT modernization, you must understand SOA and its value.
In a recent Reality Check article, Software AG’s Paula Ziehr offers some candid thoughts on the acceptability of failure in enterprise-level IT. According to Ziehr, billions of dollars are being thrown away each year on failed IT projects. Ziehr discusses the idea that failure is an expected and accepted part of the culture in IT departments but argues that this shouldn’t be the case. For Ziehr, planning and vetting projects against their architecture landscape to identify potential sources of project failure would certainly reduce the opportunities to fail.