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There's no doubt that the computing era of Service Oriented Architecture is upon us. Everyone has caught SOA fever (is it S-O-A or SO-AH?) and most Fortune 500s are considering or have already implemented their first set of services.
One of the hardest things for most IT departments is change. Not only do they have to cope with the technology change that is inherent in their business, they have to cope with all sorts of other change - regulatory changes, business changes, competitive changes, requirement changes, p...
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is at the heart of many major IT initiatives and vendor offerings. However, while SOA has the potential to deliver business value through streamlined application integration, as well as integration with partners and suppliers, the open nature of SOA ...
(Found in a blog, 'Versioning is as inevitable as security.') SOA development practice isn't much different from other software development practices except for design and maintenance. Multiple self-containing and aggregated services that interact with others have their own lifecycle a...
At MedicAlert we have vividly seen how a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) can enable business agility and elevate the value of the IT organization's work. Since we launched our SOA initiative two years ago, we have laid the foundation for vital new forms of collaboration with partne...
It's sometimes funny to write about service-oriented architecture. One of the things I say often and believe is that you can't buy a service-oriented architecture. SOA is not just technology, it's philosophy, organizational change, and business transformation. There's no place to buy t...
In financial trading, if you're slow to act on an opportunity, it's gone, seized by a quicker competitor. His profit is your loss. Electronic traders can easily miss a trading opportunity because their trading algorithms failed to detect the right conditions - or didn't detect them qui...