Adaptive Case Management Methodology published in Best Practices for Knowledge Workers (digital edition)

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Working on an Adaptive Case Management (ACM) opportunity? Read the ACM Methodology published in the Best Practices for Knowledge Workers (Digital edition) book.

BPM-based solutions have brought major advances to work organization and automation. However, given BPM’s strong basis on formal workflow definition, oftentimes BPM solutions are not well suited for work scenarios where a precise workflow cannot be strictly defined. Work in such scenarios is highly dependent on knowledge-based decisions about activities and outcomes, leading to multiple work paths and business rules that can become quite complex or even unfeasible to model and completely automate. In these cases, a different technology support approach is required. The focus is not to isolate and automate decisions and rules, but rather to deliver opportunistic information support to the knowledge worker to accomplish them. Adaptive Case Management (ACM) rises as a successful design pattern for this. Get the eBook here.

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Cloud Computing Book Concepts, Technology & Architecture published by Thomas Erl & Ricardo Puttini

imageDuring my holiday I read this book, here is my quote “Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture is an excellent resource for IT professionals and managers who want to learn and understand cloud computing, and who need to select or build cloud systems and solutions. It lays the foundation for cloud concepts, models, technologies and mechanisms. As the book is vendor-neutral, it will remain valid for many years. We will recommend this book to Oracle customers, partners and users for their journey towards cloud computing. This book has the potential to become the basis for a cloud computing manifesto, comparable to what was accomplished with the SOA manifesto." Jürgen Kress

Clouds are distributed technology platforms that leverage sophisticated technology innovations to provide highly scalable and resilient environments that can be remotely utilized by organizations in a multitude of powerful ways. To successfully build upon, integrate with, or even create a cloud environment requires an understanding of its common inner mechanics, architectural layers, and models, as well as an understanding of the business and economic factors that result from the adoption and real-world usage of cloud-based services.

In Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, Thomas Erl, one of the world’s top-selling IT authors, teams up with cloud computing experts and researchers to break down proven and mature cloud computing technologies and practices into a series of well-defined concepts, models, technology mechanisms, and technology architectures, all from an industry-centric and vendor-neutral point of view. In doing so, the book establishes concrete, academic coverage with a focus on structure, clarity, and well-defined building blocks for mainstream cloud computing platforms and solutions.

Subsequent to technology-centric coverage, the book proceeds to establish business-centric models and metrics that allow for the financial assessment of cloud-based IT resources, and their comparison to those hosted on traditional IT enterprise premises. Also provided are templates and formulas for calculating SLA-related quality-of-service values and numerous explorations of the SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS delivery models.

With over 260 figures, 29 architectural models, and 20 mechanisms, this indispensable guide provides a comprehensive education of cloud computing essentials that will never leave your side.

The book is available at Service Tech Books or at Amazon. Looking for additional SOA books or You published a book feel free to add it to our publications wiki!

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SOA Adoption in the Brazilian Ministry of Health – Case Study by Ricardo Puttini, University of Brasilia @ SOA, Cloud & Service Technology Symposium 2012

ORACLE PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNT FOR EXCLUSIVE ORACLE DISCOUNT, ENTER PROMO CODclip_image002E: DJMXZ370 For details please visit the registration page International SOA, Cloud + Service Technology Symposium is a yearly event that features the top experts and authors from around the world, providing a series of keynotes, talks, demonstrations, and panels, as well as training and certification workshops – all dedicated to empowering IT professionals to realize modern service technologies and practices in the real world.clip_image003

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Speaker: Ricardo Puttini, University of Brasili

Prof. Ricardo Puttini holds a PhD in Communication Networks (2004) from the University of Brasília, where he teaches at the Electrical Engineering Department since 1998. During his PhD, he spent three semesters in L′Ecole Supérieure d′Életricité (Supelec, Rennes – France), when he started researching on distributed systems architecture and security, which became his main interest area. Prof. Puttini has 15 years of field experience as senior IT consultant at major government organizations in Brazil. He has taught several undergraduate and graduate level courses in service orientation, service oriented architecture and cloud computing. Prof. Puttini was the general chair of 4th International SOA + Cloud Symposium, 2011, Brasilia – Brazil. He is the co-author of the book "Cloud Computing: Concepts and technologies".

SOA Adoption in the Brazilian Ministry of Health – Case Study

In this case study we present the challenges and achievements of a major SOA adoption initiative carried out for the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Brazil has a universal healthcare system (SUS), with the federal States and Municipalities. The Ministry of Health IT Enterprise (DATASUS) is responsible for establishing nation-wide databases and information systems, and developing and maintaining 300+ information systems with national scope and usage. This SOA initiative started in 2010 as a strategic approach to redesigning the software architecture of 15 structured information systems that exist in silo-based architectures, while promoting systems interoperability together with agility and cost reduction. The business context for the SOA program was defined by via the development of the Brazilian Electronic Health Record department. The challenges encountered with this project included: the federated organization of the Brazilian health care system (resulting in a great number of issues related to governance); low maturity of SOA platforms during this period; heterogeneous platforms and technologies used in legacy systems; multiple business area with conflicting requirements and information security.

The main benefits achieved by this SOA adoption include:

  • definition of a reference architecture
  • definition of a reference methodology
  • definition of a maturity model and roadmap
  • deployment of a corporate service inventory (currently, with 20+ services)
  • consolidation of the National Registry of Universal Healthcare System (+180M individuals subscribed) using SOA-based architecture
  • consolidation of the National Registry of Healthcare Establishments using SOA-based architecture
    Annual cost reduction estimates resulting from this successful SOA adoption are expected to exceed 30% in 2012.

September 24, 2012 – 16:00

 

KEYNOTES & SPEAKERS

More than 80 international subject matter experts will be speaking at the Symposium. Below are confirmed keynotes and speakers so far. Over 50% of the agenda has not yet been finalized. Many more speakers to come. View the partial program calendars on the Conference Agenda page.

CONFERENCE THEMES & TRACKS

  • Cloud Computing Architecture & Patterns
  • New SOA & Service-Orientation Practices & Models
  • Emerging Service Technology Innovation
  • Service Modeling & Analysis Techniques
  • Service Infrastructure & Virtualization
  • Cloud-based Enterprise Architecture
  • Business Planning for Cloud Computing Projects
  • Real World Case Studies
  • Semantic Web Technologies (with & without the Cloud)
  • Governance Frameworks for SOA and/or Cloud Computing Projects
  • Service Engineering & Service Programming Techniques
  • Interactive Services & the Human Factor
  • New REST & Web Services Tools & Techniques

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