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Do You Have a DSG (Dumb SOA Guy) Issue?

Understanding the core value of SOA

I get these about once a week: an e-mail from a Yahoo or Google e-mail account that talks about issues within a large enterprise that are related to building their first instance of SOA.

The fact is that most of these e-mails are not around proper approaches or the right enabling technology; they are around the people issues. Specifically, the emerging existence of Dumb SOA Guy(s), or what I call DSGs.

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Dave Linthicum is Sr. VP at Cloud Technology Partners, and an internationally known cloud computing and SOA expert. He is a sought-after consultant, speaker, and blogger. In his career, Dave has formed or enhanced many of the ideas behind modern distributed computing including EAI, B2B Application Integration, and SOA, approaches and technologies in wide use today. In addition, he is the Editor-in-Chief of SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal.

For the last 10 years, he has focused on the technology and strategies around cloud computing, including working with several cloud computing startups. His industry experience includes tenure as CTO and CEO of several successful software and cloud computing companies, and upper-level management positions in Fortune 500 companies. In addition, he was an associate professor of computer science for eight years, and continues to lecture at major technical colleges and universities, including University of Virginia and Arizona State University. He keynotes at many leading technology conferences, and has several well-read columns and blogs. Linthicum has authored 10 books, including the ground-breaking "Enterprise Application Integration" and "B2B Application Integration." You can reach him at david@bluemountainlabs.com. Or follow him on Twitter. Or view his profile on LinkedIn.

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.NET From India 04/03/08 01:02:00 PM EDT

Trackback Added: DSG!!; Came across a interesting article titled Do You Have a DSG (Dumb SOA Guy) Issue? in the SOA World Magazine. This is something that I come up against regularly, in multiple places. This is always a problem when there is