Ukita Shropshire July 2007 Webversion

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Presentation on SOA / barriers and paths to using opensource, given to UKITA Shropshire in July 2009 by Roger Greenhalgh

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Ukita Shropshire July 2007 Webversion

  1. 1. Your business processes should run like a well oiled machine… UKITA Shropshire – Wellington – 21 st July 2009 – Roger Greenhalgh
  2. 2. This well-oiled machine is the humble Peugeot 404
  3. 3. Workhorse of developing nations for over 30 years Workhorse of developing nations for over 30 years
  4. 4. Product of the mighty Peugeot giant
  5. 5. It has systems which carry out critical processes: <ul><li>Braking… </li></ul>
  6. 6. It has systems which carry out critical processes: <ul><li>Transmission… </li></ul>
  7. 7. It has systems which carry out critical processes: <ul><li>Ignition… </li></ul>
  8. 8. But support contracts end…
  9. 9. and some features just don’t scale…
  10. 10. So how might one plan to enable changes and upgrades to its systems ?
  11. 11. Often systems need changing or updating on the go…
  12. 12. Without scarce components, major re-skilling or special tools…
  13. 13. How would you construct a capable machine that you could easily swap out or upgrade critical systems in?
  14. 14. Why can you do this…
  15. 15. …and this…
  16. 16. …and this…
  17. 17. …and this…
  18. 18. …with these?
  19. 19. Why can’t I catch a train from Waterloo to Beijing?
  20. 20. Standards, standards, standards…
  21. 21. e.g. OpenDocument Formats
  22. 22. UK academic Spatial Data <ul><li>e.g. www.gogeo.ac.uk </li></ul>© 2004 Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. Data Data Data Data Web Services
  23. 23. What's a service oriented approach ? <ul><li>See: http://www.e-framework.org/ </li></ul>
  24. 24.  www.nationalrural.org website RSS / ATOM /XCRI / XML data feeds : inbound and outbound  bulk email updates Workflow Business logic layer Presentation layer Data access layer Data storage layer AD provider SQL provider MS Windows file storage SQL2005 database Google map tiles Access management Serialisation: self-instantiation & self-actualisation of business objects Process scheduling Content management & moderation Location geocoding NationalRural web application OpenFields web application  www.openfields.org.uk website Accessions management & moderation Full text indexing Active Directory name service Video-streams Web-services & APIs Object inter-relationships  Micro-sites  Sub-sites Access & ownership N-tiered infrastructure SQL2005 database
  25. 25. Buy “FreeTextBox”…
  26. 26. Hew it from the wood yourself…
  27. 27. Open Source “FCKeditor”
  28. 28. Disaster recovery
  29. 30. You are here!
  30. 31. Open source: facing a skills shortage Actuate survey 2008: six in every ten respondents mentioned ‘ serious problems finding the right IT skills to implement and manage open source solutions ’. OSS Watch survey 2008 : “ a lack of staff expertise was the main reason for not adopting open source on the server, and the secondary reason for not adopting open source on the desktop .”

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