New WSO2 White Paper Examines Best Practices for Application Services Governance

White paper discusses application services governance strategy and tactics for mitigating risks, reducing uncertainty, and accelerating secure application delivery

Palo Alto, CA – February 6, 2014 – Increasingly, enterprises are adopting application services governance to achieve business agility, build a responsive IT organization, and optimize IT effectiveness. Solid governance automates IT best practices, improves service levels, and facilitates safe, rapid iterations. To support this effort, WSO2 has published a new white paper that discusses best practices for evolving IT systems with application services governance.

Evolving IT Systems with Application Services Governance

The white paper, "Application Services Governance: Automate IT Best Practices and Enforce Effective and Safe Application Service Delivery,” was written by WSO2 Vice President of Platform Evangelism Chris Haddad.

The paper begins by reviewing a governance roadmap, focusing on four main concentration areas: enforcing service level agreements (SLA) and policy management, establishing collaborative governance, forging safe and rapid iterations, and analyzing compliance and delivery improvement. It then examines how IT professionals can enhance governance practices by remixing skills, tooling and processes. The paper also discusses how teams can adopt agile processes, introduce automation tooling, and streamline collaboration.

The paper next explores how application services governance spans services, APIs, and applications. It then describes governance initiatives for unifying service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance, API governance, application governance, security governance, development governance, and infrastructure governance into a comprehensive and interconnected DevOps perspective.

The new white paper can be downloaded at:

About the Author

Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of platform evangelism, works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams as a research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors.

About WSO2

WSO2 is the only company that provides a completely integrated enterprise application platform for enabling a business to build and connect APIs, applications, Web services, iPaaS, PaaS, software as a service and legacy connections without having to write code; using big data and mobile; and fostering reuse through a social enterprise store. Only with WSO2 can enterprises use a family of governed secure solutions built on the same code base to extend their ecosystems across the cloud and on mobile devices to employees, customers and partners in anyway they like. Hundreds of leading enterprise customers across every sector—health, financial, retail, logistics, manufacturing, travel, technology, telecom and more—in every region of the world rely on WSO2’s award-winning, 100% open source platform for their mission-critical applications. To learn more, visit or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..