CIS 336 The Service-Oriented Architecture

Strayer CIS 336 Enterprise Architecture, Term Paper: The Service-Oriented Architecture, Graded A, 9 pages, 1725 words.
The Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) strategy allows businesses and organizations to offer their products and services to customers and trading partners using a standards-based integration protocol. Web Services depends on SOA for delivery. SOA uses Extensible Markup Language (XML) to exchange data and information to its products and services consumers. One of the SOA characteristics is that the integration is loosely coupled, thus simplifying integration.
Write an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you:
1. Analyze five (5) ways in which SOA reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO).
2. Examine five (5) ways in which using XML enables data and information exchange between clients and servers using Web Services in an SOA environment.
3. Compare and contrast the loosely coupled architecture to a tightly coupled architecture in terms of TCO, maintenance, and implementation issues.
4. Analyze three (3) advantages and three (3) disadvantages of using a standards-based integration strategy.
5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment.

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Discussion one:

Imagine you are a mid-level manager working for a well-known international organization and have invested $1o,ooo in the organization stock, along with contributions to the 401k benefit. Suppose you have indisputable evidence that the CEO was manipulating the company’s stock price. Determine if you would inform the stakeholders or refrain from saying anything for fear of causing the stock to plunge. Support your position. I would have to speak out because if the CEO is manipulating stock prices then I believe he would be capable of doing even more that could hurt the company or employees. I would also believe that there were more executives involved such as the CFO. While I would have to believe that my days there would be numbered, and I would be giving up a good paying job with 10k plus the 401k, I would report my finds to the Office of the Whistle blower at the SEC. (http:/ / There might be the possibly for a reward that might cover my losses, but either way that is what I would do. I would not report it to the stakeholders because I believe that they might give the CEO his golden parachute and try to hide the manipulation to protect their own interests.

Discussion two:

From thee-Activity, examine the belief that green programs create economic value while being socially responsible and sustaining the environment. Determine whether you agree or disagree with this statement. Support your position with one example. Based on the information that was disclosed on thee-Activity and my personal opinion, green programs do not create economic value regardless of how many experts you interview. From a business standpoint if it did, we would already be moving in that direction at a significantly unbelievable speed. The truth of the matter is that any program created to promote a sense of going green for the sake of the environment will cost more at the expense of the consumer. Eating healthy is more expensive; electric and hybrid cars are more expensive when you take into consideration the required maintenance costs associated with keeping that vehicle running. While the environment is a concern for some, it simply doesn’t move the masses as it should and therefore change is moving at a lethargic pace. Green programs are more of a social responsibility than creating economic value and as such, organizations will make minimal efforts into making a difference and will simply continue to please the 11 go green” activists by actually expanding their business sense to keep them as customers. True change can be achieved if the world as a whole committed to green programs.