State of SOA in Higher Education Survey

This survey is an initiative of the Enterprise, Business, and Technical Architects (ITANA) Educause constituent group. An analysis of survey results will be shared at the Educause 2012 national conference and through the ITANA web site, http://itana.org/

We expect this survey to take 10-15 minutes to complete. Multiple responses from the same institution are ok. Please feel free to skip any question you don't wish to answer or don't have time for.

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    a. General understanding of SOA concepts among IT and business leaders
    b. Collaboration between IT and business units on defining goals
    c. Sharing of information about available services and service contracts
    d. Management of the service portfolio
    e. Governance of services as they are proposed, developed, and changed
    f. Agreement to an overall service architecture
    g. Improved operational management of services (SLAs, change management)
    h. Increased investment in SOA infrastructure
    i. Increased investment in SOA related skills (development, governance, architecture, business analysis)
    j. Projects that have significantly increased the portfolio of available services
    k. Increased use of web services provided in vendor products
    l. Increased integration of cloud services with local services
    m. Other changes (please indicate in question 4 below)
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    a. Need for enterprise integration of back-end administrative systems and ERPs
    b. Need for integration of learning technologies including learning management systems
    c. Need for better Master Data Management
    d. Need for improved Business Intelligence
    e. Need to integrate cloud offerings with locally hosted services
    f. Need for greater agility in responding to changing business requirements
    g. Acquisition of vendor products that include services that de facto expand the service portfolio
    h. Executive leadership decisions (CIO, CTO, COO, etc.)
    i. Pursuing an overall enterprise architecture strategy that includes SOA
    j. Other drivers (please indicate in question 4 below)
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    a. SOA concepts and principles come up often in our planning
    b. The services in our architecture are tied to known business requirements that support agreed upon strategic goals
    c. SOA is part of our software development life cycle
    d. Our SOA is supported by a strong IT governance and change management framework
    e. SOA principles are consistently applied in architectural or design reviews
    f. Services have clear contracts, are well documented, and are easily discovered by those who need them
    g. Our SOA is supported by a strong data management roadmap (e.g., data governance, enterprise data model)
    h. Our SOA is supported by a strong identity management roadmap
    i. New services are incorporated in an agreed upon identity management architecture
    j. New services are incorporated in an agreed upon trust architecture for authentication and authorization across services
    k. We can get the resources we need to execute an effective SOA strategy for our institution
    l. Our work on SOA has significantly improved our ability to respond to changing business needs, more quickly or at reduced cost
    m. We can demonstrate real cost savings from our SOA strategy
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    PESC Admissions Application
    PESC Education Test Scores
    PESC High School Transcript
    PESC College Transcript
    IMS Global e-Portfolio
    IMS Global Learning Infrastructure Services
    IMS Global Learning Tools Interoperability
    Financial Information Exchange XML standard
    HR XML standard
    Other standards (please indicate in question 7 below)
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    PeopleSoft Integration Broker and Web Services
    Sungard SCT Banner: Banner Web Services
    Sakai Web Services
    Kuali Student Web Services
    Kuali Enterprise Workflow Web Services
    Kuali Identity Web Services
    Other products (please indicate in question 12 below)
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    Kuali Service Bus
    Mulesoft
    WSO2 ESB
    Fuse (built on Apache ServiceMix)
    Apache ServiceMix
    JBoss ESB
    Other products (please indicate in question 12 below)
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    Oracle SOA suite
    IBM Websphere
    Microsoft Biztalk
    Red Hat JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform
    SAP NetWeaver 7.3
    WSO2 Suite
    TIBCO ActiveMatrix 3.0
    Other products (please indicate in question 12 below)
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    Oracle Service Registry
    IBM Websphere Service Registry
    Kuali Service Registry
    Other products (please indicate in question 12 below)
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    SOAP
    REST
    POX (Plain Old XML)
    JSON
    XML binding: JAXB, JAX-WS
    WS-Transaction
    BPEL
    SAML
    WS-Security
    WS-Trust
    WS-Policy
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