Tuesday, April 22, 2003

SOE and Corporate Strategy

The guys over that the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative produced a way to link the Service Oriented Enterprise back to the Key Performance Indicators of a corporation. They have created an XML Schema for structuring the reporting of on various metrics. This effort is called the, "Balanced Scorecard XML Standard". Although I'm not sure about the longevity of this particular standard, it does represent the thinking that a service network will be able to monitor active processes inside a corporation and send off alterts to a real-time business intelligence (or as I prefer, Process Intelligence) monitoring station.

One can anticipate that the XML Schema will eventually be complemented by some WSDL and may be aligned with pre-canned BPEL abstract processes. The era of strategy focused, process driven, service oriented, platform ready computing is coming. It is great to see the guys at BSCOL working on this problem from the top down...

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