Transparent IT: Building Blocks for an Agile Enterprise

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Transparent IT: Building Blocks for an Agile Enterprise focuses on how the adoption of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) as the basis for an organization’s information technology strategy will enable it to achieve sustained growth and adapt to a changing economic and competitive environment. The steps and techniques, both technical and organizational, that must be undertaken to adopt an SOA and facilitate the agile enterprise are covered in detail.

Transparent IT enables businesses to see the benefits that SOA can bring and describes a methodical approach to tying IT projects to business goals. Audiences for the book include executives and middle managers who want to know how their IT investments can be used to better support the execution of business processes.

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About the Author:

Chip Wilson is the Chief Technology Officer of Geniant, a leading IT consulting company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Geniant has been a thought leader in the area of Service Oriented Architecture, and was utilizing Web Service technology before the first SOA specification was finalized. Chip has been instrumental in carving out a leadership position for Geniant in the market, defining service offerings that enable clients to leverage the power and flexibility of a Service Oriented Architecture and recognize the promised benefits.

Chip was recently recognized by Microsoft as one of the first board-certified Solution Architects in the new Microsoft Certified Architect program. He was also one of the first recipients of the Sun Certified Architect for the J2EE platform designation when that program was first created. He has more than fifteen years experience helping enterprises in many industries gain real business value from technology solutions.

Chip grew up in the Midwest and took his time getting to Texas. He currently resides in Dallas with his two dogs.

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Enterprise IT professionals need crisp, clear, comprehensive roadmaps to SOA, and that's just what Wilson has delivered in Transparent IT. -- James Kobielus, Author of “BizTalk: Implementing Business-to-Business E-Commerce” (Prentice Hall PTR, 2001) and “Workflow Strategies” (IDG Books, 1997) and Columnist and Contributing Editor, Network World Magazine

This excellent, thoroughly readable book sets out a practical action plan for aligning your IT strategy with your business needs. -- Phil Wainewright, founder and publisher of Loosely Coupled

Wilson's book places SOA in a business context, tying together integration and infrastructure issues with a strategic look at SOA. -- Jason Bloomberg, Senior Analyst, ZapThink LLC

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