Getting more than integration from SOA

Ward-Dutton, Neil
March 2006
Computer Weekly;3/14/2006, p32
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the views of the author on the benefits of service oriented architecture (SOA). This type of computer network architecture is about much more than integration using Web services technologies--it has the potential to enable information technology (IT) and the business to start to talk and collaborate using a common language. There are four steps involved in getting to this common language: using SOA to increase software flexibility, increasing software reuse, increasing the comprehensibility of IT to the business, and increasing the visibility of the value of IT.


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