Thursday, February 02, 2006

Implications of a Service Oriented Architecture

One of our partners on the Tri-State Longitudinal Data Systems project (Minnesota) has already begun to implement an agency wide initiative based on a Service Oriented Architecture. Their data dictionary site also reflects their approach to standards and interoperability. All dictionary elements are publicly available as are the training and internal marketing presentations used to educate and energize agency staffers. Wisconsin is moving in the same direction. The Department of Public Instruction will be able to leverage much of the work done by Minnesota. This collaboration will free Wisconsin to take the lead on other areas of work. It is the culture of data stewardship and data quality - in use - that will be one of the most important contributions of this effort.


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