A highly connected, functional and responsive mechanism
When looking at the middle part of this Web Oriented Architecture (WOA) illustration, what do you see?
Some would say: “Chaos”. Others would say: “It looks like the nerve system of the human body – a highly connected, functional, responsive mechanism”
This is what a WOA can do for your company as well – a highly connected, functional, responsive body. What will that give you? How can you respond to threats for instance ? The human body responds to threats by being a highly connected, functional, responsive mechanism. Transparency is the key. Protecting data is just a very minor part of the solution and can actually work counter productive with regards to transparency.
The Web is made up of billions of pages published over more than a decade, yet it’s easy to navigate, search, and find what you want. The combination of links, Web sites, wikis, blogs, feeds, social tagging, social bookmarking and search work together to create a Web that scales and works.
Why can’t your company work like the web? Why not design for that? It will be a simplification.
- From complicated client environments – that require rigid client device compliance and more power, infrastructure, skills to maintain –> To a simple web client environment with multiple client device choices
- From information in closed document/file containers (treat whole document, no concurrent edits) –> To hyper-linked information items (one item/paragraph in one page/graphic links to another item/paragraph in another page, links to another and so on…)
- See this presentation for simplification and also The life of an Information Item
- Be my guest – we can list more …..
Learn from the visions of the inventor of the World Wide Web – Tim Berners-Lee – talking about the world of linked data: