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Industry making the transition to Business Oriented Architecture

By Andrew Moran     Feb 18, 2013 in Business
New York - Business Oriented Architecture (BOA) is the grouping of business process management (BPM), interoperable applications and functions, service-oriented architecture (SOA) and high performance distributed computing.
At the present moment, the BOA theory offers a company the options to automate, manage and incorporate imperative processes, functions and applications as well as legacy applications and elements in a unified interoperability model to attain business objectives.
The idea behind BOA is focused on attaining business objectives, meeting customer expectations and minimizing business obstacles. These BOA systems can permit clients to create, initiate and operate complete business workflows or operating modules through the integration of several technologies and features.
“SOA addresses IT bottlenecks, not the business process so it will never allow businesses to focus on business process efficiencies and effectiveness because it’s rooted in IT," said Ben Moreland, senior analyst and author of a SOA Celent report. "However, SOA has provided the bridge to allow insurers to take back control and accountability for business processes and drive IT, and this is exactly what IT wants."
When identified as a unification of BPM, BI and SOA disciplines, the BOA includes the Information Technology-facing elements of SOA, such as directory, data, and application services, business-facing elements like business event monitoring, human activity management, and process choreography, and analytical elements including BI, predictive models, and rules.
To deliver value a BOA necessarily focuses on high-level constructs such as business objectives and strategy, assessment, solution modeling, implementation, and optimization.
There are three primary benefits to this design. The first is that new BOA structures combine legacy applications and assets in one interoperable framework for heightened leverage, reuse and longevity of prior investments.
A second advantage is that unified interoperability models assimilate assets and solutions throughout a network for the production of virtualized operating models and solutions.
The third benefit is that a successful BOA leads to cost-effective, efficient and shorter-cycle process improvement, application development and alignment across the enterprise.
“An enterprise that leverages the disparate nature of the data and turns its information into reusable assets will transform a maintenance and compliance project into the foundation of a sales opportunity,” stated Miranda Mizen, director of equities research and author of a recent TABB Group report, in a news release. “This will have a major impact on the budget and boost the organization’s ability to experiment, explore and innovate quickly and efficiently.”
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