IBM SOA strategy services are designed to help you understand how a service-oriented architecture (SOA) can support your business goals. They can also assist you in laying out a complete SOA strategy, organization architecture and roadmap to guide you toward a service-oriented model, including future initiatives. These services fall under a three-part framework: SOA business architecture and component business modeling, SOA governance and SOA vision and roadmap, and can help you meet the following business objectives:
During the SOA business architecture and component business modeling phase, IBM consultants work with you to identify and examine each of the core business components in your existing environment-and map existing technologies to your business processes, using the structured IBM Component Business Model™ approach. This approach provides a strategy for operating model innovation, top-down service orientation and leveraging ecosystems. It is also a systematic approach for conducting business process and system assessments to innovatively address performance inhibitors.