SpurTech’s Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
In today’s world, it is critical for businesses to align
technology with business goals to achieve competitive advantage,
efficiencies and effectiveness. Many IT organizations still struggle
to accommodate the ever-changing business requirements that mandate
increased customer responsiveness and operational efficiency.
SpurTech is committed to enabling enterprises to achieve faster time
to value by driving compatibility across the application
infrastructure through open standards and service-oriented
SOA is a standards-based organizational and design methodology
that more closely aligns IT with business processes using a
collection of shared services on a network. Using standard
interfaces that help mask the underlying technical complexity of the
IT environment, SOA enables greater re-use of IT assets. This
results in more rapid development and more reliable delivery of new
and enhanced business services.
Today, organizations that have adopted service-oriented
environments are experiencing dramatic results, including increased
revenues, increased customer satisfaction, lower operational costs,
and higher returns on their existing technology investments.
SpurTech has both a vision and a roadmap to improve business
responsiveness by simplifying enterprise standards and computing.
SpurTech’s B2T Alignment- vision of aligning technology with
business processes, is a free-flowing state of information and
processes where entrenched barriers are removed, allowing IT to
align directly with the business. Defined by enterprise
compatibility, active adaptability and breakthrough productivity,
B2T Alignment is designed to increase the speed of results from
months to minutes.
Services Offered in the area of Web-Services
Web Services Assessment & Strategy
SpurTech provides consulting services to organizations to help
formulate a strategy that leverages the Web Services architecture
based on a well-defined ROI. As part of these services, clients are
offered a Web Services Pilot (WSP); WSP demonstrates business value &
ease of implementation so that an enterprise can take well-informed
SpurTech offers services to transform existing applications such as ERP, CRM, SCM, Document Management, Knowledge Management and legacy
systems into application web services. This is the first step towards
achieving complete Internal Business Process Integration (IBPI) &
External Business Process Integration (EBPI), leveraging the Web
IBPI & EBPI
SpurTech has a complete end-to-end framework to implement IBPI and
EBPI based on the Web Services architecture. Our framework is also
capable of leveraging investments made in EAI.
SpurTech offers services that transform software products to support
web services. We achieve this by leveraging our understanding of
product architecture and expertise across multiple Web Services
technologies and platforms.
Performance & Tuning
Perhaps the biggest challenge with evolving and emerging technologies
is to ensure consistent and superior performance. The abstraction
layer brought in by Web Services demands additional processing and
expertise. This often results in an inconsistent performance.
SpurTech has extensive experience with various Web Services platforms
and architectures, in both lab and production environments. This
helps us deliver superior performance and tuning services to our
Message broker based IBPI or EBPI leads to tight point-to-point
integration - unlike in Web Services where integration is loosely
coupled and changes in one application do not result in cascading
changes across others. Hence the maintenance becomes simple, reducing
the overall effort and cost.
Over the years enterprises have invested in various systems and
applications, built using multiple programming languages and
component architectures. In addition, a majority of enterprises have
grown through mergers and acquisitions, which bring in completely
different systems & processes.
Web Services are based on open standards specially built to abstract
the communication between any system or application, irrespective of
the underlying language or architecture used.
Ease of Personalization & Customization
The ability to deliver personalized service and customized
application tools is key to achieving a high level of productivity
and satisfaction across different enterprise stakeholders. Web
services' dynamic binding feature along with additional XML based
parameterization of application & interfaces, facilitates mass
personalization and customization.
Technologies and Development Approach
We have established a strong understanding of J2EE application
servers. SpurTech's technology labs are currently conducting detailed
experimentation with recently released Java APIs that provide
integral support for XML.
SpurTech has expertise in BEA WebLogic Application server 6.1, which
supports Web Services through implementation of SOAP & WSDL.
SpurTech has expertise on WebSphere Advanced Application Server
version 4.0 which supports Web Services development through SOAP,
WSDL & UDDI.
Microsoft .NET Framework
SpurTech has established a competency center to excel in building Web
Services architecture based applications using Microsoft's .NET
framework. We have expertise in C#, Common Language Runtime, VB.NET,
ASP.NET, COM/COM+, SOAP and .NET Enterprise servers such as BizTalk.
SpurTech Application Architecture Lab is currently evaluating
technology standards such as XLANG and HIS from Microsoft.