Dave on Orchestration

Dave Linthicum is blogging about orchestration and gets it mostly right.   

The blog entry does a  decent job of describing orchestration at a high level - if you're unfamiliar with orchestration the blog entry is worth a read.   The following, however, made me recoil a bit (emphasis is mine):

Orchestrations may span a few internal systems, systems between organizations, or both. Moreover, orchestrations are long-running, multi-step transactions, almost always controlled by one business party, and are loosely coupled and asynchronous in nature.

Dave's definition confuses orchestration with choreography.      Put more simply. orchestrations are intra-organization while choreographies are inter-organization.   Put even more simply, one organization does not orchestrate another.   

I wrote more about this in older blog entries here and here.