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Organizations often pursue strategies for enterprise data management (EDM) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) as separate programs and initiatives. However, there are important overlapping and interdependent components, processes, and quality checkpoints in which coordination is necessary to ensure the success of either strategy. Building on the main points discussed in part one of this article, "The Case for Coordinated EDM and SOA Strategies" in October's SOA World Magazine, we'll introduce the Coordinated Service-Oriented Data Architecture (C-SODA) framework as an effective and flexible tool for assessing/driving coordination between EDM and SOA strategies and initiatives. The C-SODA toolkit also includes an EDM/SOA capability maturity model (CMM) toward progressive organizational maturity in gaining benefits from coordinated strategies. While this framewo... (more)

The Case for Coordinated EDM and SOA Strategies

Strategies for enterprise data management (EDM) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) are often pursued as separate, disparate programs and initiatives within organizations, both as a business requirement as well as an IT implementation perspective. However, there are important overlapping and interdependent components, processes, and quality checkpoints for each in which coordination is necessary to ensure the success of either strategy. Furthermore, by coordinating these strategies, organizations will realize opportunities to optimize: The business value of enterprise data an... (more)