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A Case Study on SOA and Process

Integrating E-Gov Travel Services with Federal Agency Financial Systems (Part I)

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In this article I will present a step-by-step service-oriented solution development methodology and then describe how it is being used for the successful implementation of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) at a federal agency to integrate its financial systems with E-Gov Travel Services. I will discuss major service components constructed, service-oriented processes followed, business benefits gained, best practices used, and lessons learned. After reading the article, readers should have a good understanding of how SOA is used in real world situations to integrate large scale, highly valued, and mission critical information systems within and across enterprise boundaries...

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Mr. Zhong is Chief SOA Architect at Futrend Technology, Inc (http://www.futrend.com). In this capacity, he provides thought leadership, architecture guidance and hands-on implementation support for Futrend's federal clients in the areas of E-Government and mission critical systems' integration. He has been working in various architect roles for more than a decade and has extensive experience in software architecture, application architecture, enterprise architecture, security architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture. In the last ten years, he has been providing professional services to clients in the public sector such as National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the U.S. Department of Energy and the General Services Administration (GSA).

He is a Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA), and is certified in Architect, XML and ITIL from industry leaders such as Sun Microsystems, Oracle and IBM. Zhong earned his Masters of Science degree from University of Maryland College Park. He has had numerous articles published on Java EE, enterprise architecture, enterprise Single Sign-On, and XML related technologies.

Futrend Technology, Inc is a fast growing system integrator/consulting company specializing in major mission-critical federal business systems integration. Futrend has a proven track record in systems integration with major financial systems such as Oracle Financials, PeopleSoft Financials, Federal Financial System (FFS), and Momentum for federal agencies such as CMS, HHS, HUD, NIH, and Smithsonian Institution. For more information about Futrend's SOA practice, please visit http://www.futrend.com/soa.

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