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The Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi) Alliance is working to realize the vision of a 'universal middleware' that will address issues such as application packaging, versioning, deployment, publication, and discovery. In this article we'll examine the need for the kind of container...
If you had to pick a single business benefit that service-oriented architecture (SOA) can provide, it is the ability to respond to change. Change occurs continually in a multitude of places that affect the enterprise: the market, the supply chain, strategic processes, regulations, and ...
While organizational business units and departments are in a hurry to embrace Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), without a proper control or governance of SOA adoption, the organizations are at risk of building unmanaged SOA environments that result in chaos and failure. The success ...
Architectures are like archaeology; in essence, layers upon layers of systems, applications, databases, and connections, typically built or procured to solve a tactical problem. Many corporations talk a good game and brag about the strategic long-term direction of the enterprise archit...
SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) is an architectural paradigm that aims to achieve loose coupling and reuse among software components. It's emerging as the main integration and architectural style in today's complex software infrastructure. Web Services aim to provide interoperabili...
Because the role of IT organizations is to enable business managers to run their businesses better, there has been a constant need for aligning IT closer to business. We often hear business managers complain that a software solution isn't what the business needed. We have personal expe...
Implementing a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has the potential to offer tremendous long-lasting benefits to the enterprise. First, it reduces cost by offering a smarter, better way of developing applications by turning both existing and new functionality into reusable services. T...
We can't foresee the full potential of Service Oriented Architecture any more than Henry Ford could have foreseen the scale of today's automotive industry when the first Model T rolled off the production line nearly a hundred years ago. But there are signs that it will be equally far-r...