Is Your Business Looking To...?
- Promote the reuse of the existing assets
- Reduce application development costs
- Leverage existing services
Need to meet IT goals by simpler systems, enhancing architectural flexibility, lowering maintenance and integration costs?
Here is the solution: Service Oriented Architecture
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a potential solution. SOA became feasible with the advent of object oriented computing, which made possible discrete program components with standard inputs and outputs that can be used as discrete building blocks to assemble applications, with object libraries shared between compatible applications. In SOA, application building blocks can be made available as a service to any application running on the same network. Services are structured to allow them to be invoked in a standard way, and are "loosely-coupled." That is, they can be invoked without the caller needing to understand anything about the platform or physical location of the application providing the service.
iLink Solutions for SOA Implementations
iLink recognizes that it can take considerable time and investment for wholesale migration of all existing applications to SOA, and thus iLink SOA solutions use an agile and phased SOA implementation strategy that can quickly generate ROI benefits. iLink's phased implementation approach takes full advantage of an organization's pre-existing processes and IT assets and is based on a "loosely-coupled" characteristic of SOA. Loosely-coupled components can be invoked without the caller having any knowledge of how they are implemented. The only requirement is that they must be invoked through a standard interface. iLink provides a Web Services wrapper around legacy applications that responds to the standard invocation interface. By mapping the invocation interface to the application's native call interface, iLink makes the legacy component an active SOA building block. This active SOA block can then provide services to new SOA applications through the published interface, and the services can be invoked over a network. Many business planning models already favor a phased SOA implementation that is in sync with prioritized business needs. iLink's phased approach allows for the justification of each phase to be assessed independently so that implementation of low priority increments can be delayed - if necessary - without impacting the ROI for high priority increments.
Advantages of Phased Implementation
Business processes and IT assets can change as markets change and enterprise evolves. Priorities change as internal IT consumers and providers refine their focus. A phased implementation of a global SOA system can contribute to the speed of enterprise evolution and reduce operating and development costs, even as operating and customer needs change.
Some specific advantages of using iLink's phased SOA implementation:
- Risk reduction
- Immediate ROI
- Uninterrupted ROI
- Value maximization.
iLink Area of Expertise
- SOA Solutions
- Mobility Solutions
- Data Management Solutions
- Service Management Solutions