Aligning Business Processes with Enterprise Service Computing Infrastructure

Aligning Business Processes with Enterprise Service Computing Infrastructure

Wei Zhao, Jun-Jang Jeng, Lianjun An, Fei Cao, Barret R. Bryant, Rainer Hauser
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-770-6.ch137
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Multisourced and federated business operations and IT services are the backbone of today’s enterprise. However, in most companies, there exists a natural gap and disconnection between the decision and evaluation at the business level and the execution and metrics at the IT level. This disconnection can lead to end-user dissatisfaction, diminished profit, and missed business objectives. In this chapter, we study the problem of this disconnection and provide the following frameworks and techniques toward bridging the gap: (a) We provide a model-transformation framework that effectively transforms business-level decisions documented as businessprocess models into IT-level executable representations based on service-oriented infrastructure, (b) a framework is described that is able to monitor and synthesize IT-level performance and metrics to meet service-level agreements between business management and end users, and (c) techniques and experiments are discussed that enable dynamic adaptation of IT infrastructure according to business decision changes.

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