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Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Blending Technology buzzword called SOA with Business
Thanks to the development of technologies, it is no longer processes we are talking about but the business activities which make up a process. Hence it is becoming possible to design many business activities akin to kids world of Lego blocks. What is SOA ? just a new way of designing and deploying software that supports business activities and finally a process. Each activity can be termed as a "Web Service".
What are the business Activities which can become candidates for Web Services ? This could be derived on :
Business Value : An Activity or a process which is very critical for your company so that your efficiencies , Uniqueness and gives you competitive advantage determines the Business Value.
Current Performance : If the performance of the business activity is very poor , Will investments made on the same justify the higher performance you can derive from the same
Predictability : If the performance of the business activity is highly unpredictable then neither can it be shared or shifted out.
More often then not When SOA is being applied with out rethinking the overall design of the business , then the full potential and the opportunity to create a much more focussed , efficient and flexible organization is lost.
Hence Building SOA or buying SOA should be the last step and not the first step in creating a New Operating Model which could be analyzed keeping in mind :
Primary : Should be kept In-house
Shared : Can be shared with others / divisions
Shifted : Can be outsourced to customers / specialists
Automated : If capabilities and User interface can be automated then it can be turned into a Web service
Integral Part of the Core Leadership Team in Apac & One of the Key Founding members of the Satyam APAC -MEIA Operations .
Currently Accountable to Re-energize our focus in Non English Speaking markets ( Japan ,Greater China ) and Emerging Markets like Africa.
Recently transitioned out of being the head of Middle East & Africa Business. Also have Extensive experience in Market Development which includes setting up Beach heads in the Region which have now grown to fairly large Independent Operations . The Beach Heads which I have been instrumental in setting up are in Malaysia , China , Australia , Thailand , South Africa and quite a few countries in Middle East.
Primary responsibility for a Significant part of the last 8 Years has been in setting up a Multi-national Marketing and Alliance team across APAC which includes team members who are Japanese, Chinese ,Korean , Singaporean etc . Marketing and Alliance activities across the region has been about Building the Brand across the APAC markets through Events, thought leadership forums ,Substantial Alliance , Analyst and Third Party Advisory driven activities.